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Journalism loses a giant

By on April 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

This weekend CBS News lost a pioneer whose interviews were as rich and powerful as his personality. “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace died yesterday morning at the age of 93.  The joy exuded from Mike Wallace during his years as [...]

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Social media increases national attention on Trayvon Martin case

By on March 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

With details continuing to emerge surrounding the case, supporters of Martin everywhere have become enraged about law enforcement’s lack of action up to this point. Though the case began in the small city of Sanford, Florida, it has captured the [...]

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Legislative journalist Steve Bousquet to speak at Bob Graham Center on Tuesday

By on March 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:38 pm

The University of Florida is welcoming political journalist Steve Bousquet tomorrow at 6 p.m. at the Bob Graham Center where he will share his insight on what happened during this legislative session. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman spoke with him about [...]

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State Representative Charles Chestnut breaks down the legislative session

By on March 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

With the state budget balanced and other issues debated, Democratic State Representative Charles Chestnut from Gainesville shared his thoughts about the 2012 legislative session with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman.  

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Jeremy Lin taking his sport to new heights

By on February 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm

From out of nowhere, Jeremy Lin emerged as the new “big star” in sports. Now the point guard for the NBA’s New York Knicks, Lin has drawn a widespread amount of coverage in a very short amount of time.  As Florida’s [...]

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Sizing up this week’s GOP debate in Arizona

By on February 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

With Wednesday’s Arizona debate marking the final time the four major GOP candidates will share the platform, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman chatted with University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus about what has been a very interesting GOP [...]

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College football recruiting a new animal with social media

By on February 13th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Each year, college football recruits from all over steal the eyes of sports nation while they decide where to play. National Signing Day, typically the first Wednesday of February, allows touted and under-the-radar recruits alike to revel in the attention [...]

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Non-advancing At-Large candidates wouldn’t change their experiences

By , and on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

With 8 candidates vying for the Gainesville At-Large 1 city commission seat, most candidates were not able to gain enough support to move forward to the run-off.  Realtor Donna Lutz finished fourth, but she is happy with the campaign she [...]

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Reviewing the events of the “Boardwalk Fire”

By on January 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 1:04 am

Traffic is running again in both the north and southbound lanes on I-75 and U.S. 441 in Alachua County following yesterday’s deadly pileup. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, officials from all of North Central Florida have provided assistance. [...]

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Remembering Joe Paterno

By on January 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

In the year 1950, a relatively unknown former Ivy League football player joined the staff at Penn State University as an assistant coach. Promoted to head coach in 1966, Joeseph Vincent Paterno worked tirelessly to build a legacy that would forever [...]

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