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Diabetes Day spotlights proper management of the condition

By and on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hannah Becker is a senior at the University of Florida. She’s also a diabetic. Becker was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 10 and has been learning how to control the condition since then.

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Doctors hope to curb food addiction

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

As national obesity rates continue to rise, University of Florida researchers are looking to modify the way people look at food.

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Winter farming: preparing large crops for the cold despite warm weather

By on December 21st, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Despite a warm winter so far, local farmers are looking at the past few years as a warning to prepare early to protect their crops.  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Kerrigan says many local farmers find a way to do what they love […]

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Traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday

By on November 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around being grateful for what we have in life but it is also a time of great tradition. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Samantha Kerrigan reports, many residents of Gainesville have very unique Thanksgiving traditions.  

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Tech business boot camp gears up at UF

By on November 16th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

As more businesses move in to Innovation Hub, others are building a solid foundation.  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Kerrigan says entrepreneurs are drilling in the basics at a technology boot camp today. University of Florida Tech Connect Program Coordinator Chris brown says […]

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Honoring veterans now and for the future

By on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

The University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will commemorate veterans in Starke tomorrow. The program’s director Paul Ortiz says participating in this event is going to be a great opportunity to gather oral histories to add to their […]

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Holiday work spots almost all in retail

By on November 9th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

During the holiday season the retail industry supplies many Americans with part time jobs. Manpower of Gainesville’s Branch Manager Jamy Smith says although retail is not the only market with jobs to fill during this time of year, it is […]

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Hands-on trip through rural Florida

By on November 4th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

If you’re interested in learning about the rural traditions of Florida, the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park is now hosting Rural Folklife Days. The Park’s program assistant Lucy Spencer says she expects a great turn out to the […]

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Local group reaching out for veterans

By on November 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Organizations and students on the University of Florida campus had the opportunity to give back to veterans today in honor of the upcoming holiday. The Americans for Prosperity Organization held a Veterans Day Drive to help homeless veterans in Alachua […]

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FBI involved in Ocala Police officer arrest

By on October 26th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm

An Ocala police officer is facing charges related to aggravated identity theft and fraud after being arrested yesterday morning. Ocala Police Department Chief Samuel Williams says Officer Dana Brown will go through the court system like any other arrestee. Williams […]

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