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Summer school funding and attendance down in one county

By on June 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Summer school attendance is down around the state. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link reports, the lack of funding for summer programs could cause problems for many public school students.

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Most Alachua County FCAT scores at or above state average

By on June 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

The State Department of Education released this year’s FCAT results. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link reports, most of Alachua County’s scores were at or above the state’s average.

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Summer is deadliest for teen drivers

By on June 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Summer is the deadliest season for teen drivers and passengers. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link has more on why this time of year is so dangerous.

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Safe driving this holiday weekend

By and on May 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

High temperatures could cause problems for your drive this Memorial Day weekend. Florida Highway Patrol Lieutenant Pat Riordan says drivers need to be careful on these crowded holiday roads. “With these high temperatures what we find is that we have [...]

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Likelihood of shark attacks increases Memorial Day weekend

By on May 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:01 pm

The long weekend is fast approaching and some people are heading to Florida’s coasts for a vacation at the beach. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link reports, the probability of a shark attack increases during this time.

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The Oprah Winfrey Show’s Impact on America

By on May 25th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

It’s the end of an era as the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired today. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link shares more about Oprah’s impact on American culture.

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Gainesville soldier killed in Afghanistan remembered

By on May 19th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm

A Gainesville soldier, along with three others, was killed in Afghanistan earlier this week. WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link has more on how Private Tucker will be remembered.

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UF Alumna of Distinction Sara Sidner shares experiences as a foreign correspondent

By on April 14th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

The world is seemingly getting smaller and smaller, as it is easier to quickly find out what’s going on in other countries. When journalists travel abroad to report, their experiences are sometimes different than those of their domestic counterparts. Olivia [...]

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GRU Releases Details of Biomass Contract

By on April 6th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Gainesville Regional Utilities posted the full contract detailing their purchase agreement to buy biomass energy from American Renewables. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Olivia Link has more on the previously-censored contract.

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Marion County school board talks transportation

By on March 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm

As the state and other governmental agencies deal with tight budgets, the public might be noticing the use of a the term, privatization , as a means of saving money by turning over certain functions to private companies. And so, [...]

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