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Tech companies target “tech savvy” college students

By on January 13th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Since Apple released its first computer in 1976, the company has been at the forefront of a technological movement that has spanned decades with no sign of slowing down. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, today’s college students have […]

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Despite slump Jaguar fans keep the faith

By on December 19th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Part one:  In a mid-sized Florida city, where football is the only professional sport known, the passion of the fans burns bright despite their team’s recent annual struggles. In the first part of his two part report, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman […]

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Red light cameras contract looking for the green light

By and on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Gainesville city staff has completed contract negotiations on a plan to install red light cameras, and city commissioners will see the draft soon. The commission is scheduled to discuss the current proposal this week.  City Attorney Marion Radson once the […]

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Kids raise money- one pedal at a time

By and on December 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Children from Santa Fe’s Little School spent this morning raising money for sick children. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, the children had fun while raising the money, all through the power of some three-wheeled bikes.

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Rugby team eyes state title

By on November 18th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

As the Florida football season heads towards its waning weeks, many sports fans in Gainesville will turn their attention to the basketball team. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, there’s another sport on the rise in town, and […]

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Many veterans facing their biggest battle

By on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

President Obama’s recent announcement that virtually all of America’s soldiers would return home for good after nine years of war ensured troops would finally stop battling in Iraq. However, as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, for those returning from […]

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The art of pumpkin carving demonstrated at annual Shands event

By on October 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Each year near Halloween, cultures from all over the world rejoice in the spirit of the holiday… telling spooky stories, passing out candy and carving pumpkins. But as WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, for one group of Gainesville architects, carving pumpkins […]

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Prescription drugs are at the heart of recent pharmacy crimes

By on October 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Yet another case of prescription drug abuse has been reported in Florida. A doctor from Palmetto Bay was charged with trafficking and sale of oxycodone earlier this week, a first degree felony. Just last week, a Publix employee was arrested […]

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“Last child in the woods” author Richard Louv to speak at SFC

By on October 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

“Go outside and have an experience with nature— it can be life-changing.  That’s the sentiment of nationally recognized author Richard Louv.  Louv will be speaking this Sunday at Santa Fe’s College’s new Fine Arts Hall.   The event is open to the public, and […]

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Fans and voice of the Gators anticipate tomorrow’s big game

By on September 30th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Saturday’s matchup against 3rd-ranked Alabama will pit the 12th-ranked Gators against their toughest opponent yet. Despite the fact that the game is still more than 24-hours away, the excitement in Gainesville is already palpable. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman, talks […]

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