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Teacher’s Union files lawsuit against the state

By on September 14th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the state. As Paula Cunniffe reports, the union says the law that requires merit pay for teachers is unconstitutional.

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University of Florida Oral History program hosts academic workshop

By on September 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida conducts research studies and collects interviews with people from all walks of life. Their collection contains over five thousand interviews, including interviews with war veterans, civil rights campaigners from the 1960s and […]

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Survey shows Americans still worry about terrorist attacks

By on September 7th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

A decade after the 9/11 attacks Americans still worry about another terrorist attack, according to a new survey by AAA Auto Club South. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with Triple-A South’s spokeswoman Jessica Brady, who says overall the figures are optimistic. […]

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The Righteous Kind performs tonight at Bo Diddley Plaza

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:54 pm

In his day job as a chemistry professor at the University of Florida his students called him the Colonel. At night, he becomes a singer/songwriter and musician. Chuck Martin is the band leader, lead vocalist and lead guitar player of […]

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Potential consequences of a national debt default

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm

With the debt plan deadline looming, some have begun raising questions about the consequences of a national default if it were to happen. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with Prudential Florida Managing Broker Richard Cohen to discuss the possible effects […]

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Swamp Dance Fest underway at UF

By on July 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Choreographers have flocked to Gainesville from around the world to take part in an intensive four week course which culminates in the Swamp Dance Fest.  Matthew Reeves is one of the choreographers and directors of the Dance Fest.  He is […]

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Morningbell takes to the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza for Free Fridays concert

By on July 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:34 am

WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe interviews members of the Gainesville band Morningbell. (Click photo to enlarge.) Gainesville band Morningbell says it’s hard to pinpoint a specific genre that describes their music, so they mesh a couple of different styles together. Indie psychedlic […]

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Citizens Co-Op gives real opportunity to buy local

By on July 18th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:40 am

Citizens co-op opened its doors to the public in Gainesville last Friday at 435 South Main Street. The co-op raised over 250-thousand dollars over the last three years to fund the store’s opening. They specialize in organic, non-GM local produce, […]

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ACLU wants religious monument moved from Dixie County courthouse

By on July 18th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

The American Civil Liberties Union has won a federal suit to have a monument of the ten commandments removed from the Dixie County courthouse. As Paula Cunniffe reports, the ACLU argues the courthouse is not the appropriate place for a […]

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Professional support in schools could help prevent teen crime

By on July 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

Juvenile crime rates have dropped in Alachua county, but in neighboring Marion County a number of high-profile teen crimes have the community on guard. As WUFT’FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, support is needed in schools to reach out to students and […]

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