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Scholarship program gets million-dollar pledge

By on August 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

For some underrepresented students, financing a college education might seem far fetched. A scholarship program at the University of Florida has been helping students who can’t afford college to do just that. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, the [...]

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Trends show things are looking up for foster children

By on August 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

A permanent home can mean the world to foster children bouncing from one foster home to the next. Permanence gives these children stability and security they may have lacked in previous households. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, there’s [...]

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NRC says no more nuclear licenses…for now

By on August 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

The nuclear energy plant planned to be constructed in Levy County has been getting mixed reviews ever since it was proposed. A new decision from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is bringing this plant back into question. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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Gainesville, a place for young and older adults

By on August 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:30 pm

With thousands of young adults flocking to Gainesville each year to attend school, a new survey shows senior citizens should increase their desire to live here as well.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports why recent survey shows Gainesville as [...]

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Business, media experts say social issues and business not going away

By on August 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Supporters and opponents of gay marriage continue to contemplate whether or not to buy that next order of waffle fries from Chick-fil-A. After the company’s president gave his opinion on the controversial social issue, people began to question if their [...]

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From the fields to your plate, August is “Farm to Restaurant” month

By on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

An entire month is being dedicated to raising awareness for how important it is to buy from local farmers. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, buying locally isn’t only healthier, it can provide a boost to the community’s economy [...]

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President campaigns in Florida

By on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

With the 2012 presidential election right around the corner, President Obama is looking to Floridians for their vote. Over the years, Florida has always been a state candidates keep a close watch on. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on [...]

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Live Oak recovery from Tropical Storm Debby a slow process

By on July 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

It’s been a few weeks since the Salvation Army was summoned to Live Oak to help with relief efforts after Tropical Storm Debby took a toll on the city. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith talked with Salvation Army Lieutenant Preston Lewis who has [...]

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Sunday Soirees are back at the Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

The Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center is bringing back its Sunday Soirees.  The soirees were made popular by the late Gainesville activist Doris Bardon.  Gainesville musician Cathy Dewitt is helping to plan these weekend events, and says it’s great to [...]

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Mosquitoes….pesky but important in nature

By on July 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Swarms of mosquitoes are the latest hardship facing North Florida residents as they clean up after Tropical Storm Debby.  Now a mosquito spraying task force has been activated by the state to provide relief requested by several counties.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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