Author Archives: Mike Biana

Board removing ducks from Gainesville Duck Pond area

By on September 19th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Thirteen Muscovy ducks will be removed from the historic Duckpond Neighborhood in northeast Gainesville, following a vote by the neighborhood association board.

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Alachua County Commission approves study of Alachua County jail

By on October 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

In a narrow 3-2 vote, the Alachua County Commission will hire an outside company to analyze whether or not the Alachua County Jail needs more staff, much to the dismay of the Sheriff’s Office. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM spoke with Alachua County Commissioner Mike […]

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Gainesville Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashana

By on September 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

People all over the world are ringing in the Jewish New Year Wednesday night. A local Jewish community center has plans to celebrate this special holiday.

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Boys and Girls club hopeful donations will help combat childhood obesity

By on September 14th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Two Men and a Truck are partnering with Boys and Girls clubs across Florida in a new program aimed at combatting childhood obesity. As Florida’ 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, Two Men and a Truck will collect gently used equipment and donate […]

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New Alachua County Sheriff’s Office program will target child sexual predators

By on September 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office recently received a grant that will help protect children from falling victim to sexual offenders. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, this funding will be used to set up a new special team whose goal is […]

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New form of H1N1 could be a strain on researchers

By on August 26th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:09 pm

With flu season approaching, experts are worried about an old strain. Scientists at the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute don’t expect the old strain of H1N1 to return as a threat, but they are concerned about what the current […]

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UF’s bug man retires

By on August 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

If there’s anything former Entomology professor Carl Barfield loved more than bugs…was his students. Dr. Barfiled taught his last class this summer after 35 years of teaching at the University of Florida.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana spoke with Dr. Barfield who […]

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Local NAACP chapter urges minorities to vote

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The reasons are debatable, but the numbers are clear: minorities have long been ill-represented at the voting booths. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, an NAACP tri-county chapter centered in Levy County has placed getting people in the racial minority to vote […]

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Food bank faces summer shortage

By on July 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:26 am

Marion-Polk Food Share serves the two counties it is named for. As people turn their attention elsewhere during the summer months, the food bank suffers a yearly low point in food donations. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports how the […]

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Harvest of Hope Foundation collecting shoes for migrant workers

By on July 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:33 am

Summer is the peak harvest time for many fruits that we’ve grown to enjoy during the hot season. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, a local group is looking to aid the men and women who battle the heat […]

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