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Amateur Athletic Association to address child sexual abuse concerns

In light of several cases emerging in recent weeks that involve alleged child sexual abuse associated with athletic programs, The Amateur Athletic Association has appointed two independent task forces. These task forces will address protocols, policies, and procedures at the AAU. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with CEO and …

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Endangered sharks receive protection from harvesters

Movies and media often portray shark-infested oceans and shark attacks as a regular occurrence. But some species of sharks in Florida are actually endangered. The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission has brought forward a motion to prohibit harvesting tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks in Florida waters.  Florida’s 89.1, …

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New charges may be filed in skeet shooting case

A man who was shot while skeet shooting with friends at the Forest Grove Baptist Church in October died today. He was allegedly shot by Patrick McCall, who randomly fired shots in the direction of the church to stop the skeet shooters. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFTFM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, his …

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Turn of the Screw is the latest thriller at Hippodrome State Theatre

The Turn of the Screw postcard front

As people begin to think about their Halloween costumes and pumpkins start to appear on front porches across the county, the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville is also gearing up for the Halloween season. The Hippodrome’s latest play, The Turn of the Screw, is based on a nineteenth century story by Henry James, which has been adapted by Jeffrey …

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Understanding the appeals process in capital punishment cases

Death row inmate Manuel Valle was set to be executed Wednesday at the Florida State Prison near Starke.  Valle was convicted in the early 1980s of murdering a Coral Gables police officer in 1978. University of Florida Law professor Bob Dekle spoke with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe about the appeals process in capital …

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Tobacco companies take federal government to court

This week four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the federal government. They say new graphic warnings on cigarette packets violate their first amendment right to free speech. University of Florida professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communications Clay Calvert spoke to Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Paula …

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