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Hazing expert weighs in on FAMU tragedy

By on July 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

As the author of four books on hazing, Hank Nuwer has has gained a national reputation on the subject. Nuwer is also an Associate Professor at Franklin College in Indiana. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with Nuwer about FAMU’s hazing controversy and why [...]

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Recovery efforts in Pasco County get federal help

By on July 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Pasco County was so ravaged by Tropical Storm Debby, it caught the attention of President Barack Obama.  The county has been in recovery sinced the storm dumped a few inches of rain on the region.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith [...]

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Being careful with drinking water post-Debby

By on July 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Tropical Storm Debby may now be causing residents of Hernando County to second guess how safe their drinking water is. The flooding from the storm is causing dangerous particles to seep into the water wells of that area’s residents. Florida’s [...]

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High profile news anchor says he’s gay

By on July 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:47 pm

A high profile television news anchor and correspondent, CNN’s Anderson Cooper confirmed publicly he is gay, telling an interviewer for a blog about his sexual orientation. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the reaction from a Gainesville leader in the [...]

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Many residents of Live Oak remain displaced because of flooding

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

The rain from Tropical Storm Debby is causing several rivers in North Central Florida rise putting residents out of their homes. The American Red Cross has opened more than a dozen shelters across Florida including one in Live Oak. The city was one of the hardest [...]

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Rain from Debby creates mosquito breeding ground

By on June 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

North Central Floridians are still feeling the effects of what was then Tropical Storm Debby. As residents continue the clean up effort, they have to now keep an eye out for mosquitoes. These insects now have more places to lay their [...]

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Every storm provides a lesson for Floridians

By on June 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

The 2012 hurricane season kicked off less than a month ago and already North Central Florida is experiencing the effects of its second tropical storm. Tropical Storm Beryl caused minimal damage but taught emergency managers how to prepare for the [...]

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More laws on texting and driving needed?

By on June 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:06 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than half of surveyed high school seniors admit to texting while driving. After distracted driving laws led to a vehicular homicide convicion, even the national government is noticing this isse. Florida’s [...]

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Beryl provides test run for hurricane season

By on May 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

Floridians are no strangers to handling big storms, but as Tropical Depression Beryl continues spinning north of the state, Floridians are breathing a sigh of relief for the much needed rain and minimal wind impact. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith [...]

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UF faculty still questioning budget cuts

By on May 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:51 am

University of Florida President Bernie Machen made one last effort to gather opinions about budget cuts at an open forum earlier today. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, President Bernie Machen got an idea of just how faculty members [...]

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