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Exploring the history of "Sacred Steel" part two

By on December 17th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

In part one of our interview with Robert Stone, the author of “Sacred Steel,” WUFT FM’s Patrick Colden talked about the steel guitar first becoming popular in mainstream American POP culture. In part two of his interview, you can hear […]

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Exploring the roots of "sacred steel"

By on December 16th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The Steel Guitar is an instrument first made popular by Hawaiian music, and is also a familiar sound in country and western music. The steel guitar also has roots in a small number of African American churches throughout the US. […]

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UF’s Homecoming Parade marks its 87th year

By on October 15th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Thousands turned out today for the annual homecoming parade on University Avenue. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Patrick Colden talked to the crowd and even some people walking in the parade itself.

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Sizing up the race for the Florida House District 22

By on October 11th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

The Florida House District 22 seat held by House Speaker Larry Cretul from Ocala is up for grabs. Cretul is leaving because of term limits. 89.1 WUFT FM’s Patrick Colden reports on the two men vying for the seat, Democrat […]

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Community holds 12th annual breakfast on the plaza for the homeless

By on October 7th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

As part of a ten year plan to end homelessness in Gainesville many local organizations provided services at the 12th annual “breakfast on the plaza.” 89.1 reporter Patrick Colden says the breakfast this morning was a complete success.

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"Other Voices" takes to the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville

By on September 24th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm

A quartet with original songs in various genres will perform tonight (September 24th) as part of the “Come Downtown Free Fridays concert series” at the Bo Diddley Plaza. 89.1 FM’s Patrick Colden caught up with band member Michelle Ott to […]

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Author remembers 1928 hurricane that killed thousands around Lake Okeechobee

By on September 17th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Hurricanes Karla, Igor and Julia show how September is a peak month in the Florida hurricane season. September 16th marked the anniversary of the 1928 hurricane which swept through Florida taking many lives and causing horrific damage. 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Patrick […]

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Dove World pastor cancels plans to burn Qurans

By on September 14th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

It was a surprise, yet welcome announcement late Thursday afternoon (September oth) when Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center cancelled his plans to burn Qurans on September 11th. Jones stood before a mass of cameras and microphones […]

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Shands celebrates a half-a-million dollar gift for new pediatric oncology/hematology unit

By on July 1st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida celebrated the opening of its new Pediatric Oncology Unit on Thursday. The NASCAR and V Foundations combined their efforts to donate $500,000 toward renovations. WUFT-FM’s Patrick Colden spoke with V Foundation CEO […]

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