Author Archives: Luis Giraldo

Cuba is the topic, but humanity is the issue

By on February 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:58 am

Cuba is a topic of confusion. And although there are lots of opinions when it comes to the politics of the Island, there is never much thought on it’s people, especially their youth. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, […]

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Today’s rain not enough to squelch wildfires

By on January 18th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Today’s rainy weather may be a medicine but not the cure for the wildfire in Lafayette County. The L.A. Bennett Fire continues to control more than 450-acres. Florida Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says dry weather conditions are to blame. Parker […]

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Innovation Square is a step closer to reality

By on January 11th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Only at a place for nurturing ideas can one find elected officials mingling with business developers, while watching pretend robots dance. The mix on Wednesday afternoon was a celebration for the newest idea to close the gap between the City of Gainesville […]

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New NASA space probe to research Jupiter

By on August 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is heading for Jupiter Friday, and it can’t get much greener than this: a solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft. Juno will be launched Friday morning aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket. The end of the shuttle program is giving […]

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Optimism despite the debt ceiling crisis

By on July 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:30 am

Americans should expect an increase in interest rates regardless of a possible default in the U.S. economy. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo spoke with Santa Fe College Economist David O’Gorman who says he thinks there is a very slim chance of a […]

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Marion County looking for kindergarten students

By on July 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

The number of students registered for kindergarten in Marion County is smaller than expected this year, worrying some school officials. With only seven weeks before the start of school, 1500 students have registered, about half of what would be considered […]

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NRC wants nuclear plant operators to reevaluate plant safety procedures

By on July 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing specific recommendations from an appointed advisory panel to keep a close eye on all nuclear plants and their safety procedures. This move comes after the Japanese nuclear plant disaster earlier this year. Progress Energy […]

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State tightening up oxycodone inventories

By on July 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

Authorities are increasing the penalties for physicians who prescribe or dispense prescription narcotics. It’s a joint effort between the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The crackdown coincides with the death of a two-year-old girl […]

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Local veterans group honors those with mental illnesses

By on July 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:52 am

One local group is honoring veterans by providing a local meeting area for veterans suffering with mental illnesses. The Veterans Administration’s Hope, Opportunities, Networking, Outreach and Recovery or HONOR Center invites those diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder to its […]

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Shands at UF opens the new pediatric emergency room

By on July 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:06 am

Today marks the beginning of a new era in pediatric care for Shands at the University of Florida. The new pediatric emergency room opened this morning. The nautical-themed facility welcomes children and their families, providing what pediatrics medical director in […]

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