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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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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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Florida universities seek funding for dental programs

Three Florida universities are applying to the Board of Governors for funding to expand their dental programs. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, schools say they are trying to meet the demand for more dentists around the state. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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