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Author Archives: Stephanie Bechara

Gainesville community reaches out to homeless families

By on December 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

With unemployment rates over 10% and the continuing volume of house foreclosures displacing families, about 50,000 school-aged children went without homes, food, access to health care and educational opportunities last year in the sunshine state. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara [...]

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Gainesville’s nutcracker show & festival in a nutshell

By on December 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm

As the holiday season approaches, Dance Alive National Ballet gets ready for their Nutcracker Festival. Florida’s 89.1, Stephanie Bechara tells us how the different events try to involve family friends. Source:  Resident Choreographer for Dance Alive National Ballet, Judy Skinner

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UF professor teaches awareness about living with a disability

By on November 29th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:54 pm

All people are people first and for the most part everyone wants to enjoy life, feel productive and be independent. But when records show that the number of Americans with a disability reaches 54.4 million, people have more things to [...]

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Painting bowls to help fill the bowls at St. Francis

By on November 15th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Statistics show that 1 out of 8 Americans struggle with food insecurity every day. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us how a group of students at the University of Florida are raising funds to bring attention to the issue [...]

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The challenge of providing quality life experiences to nursing home residents

By on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm

According to the U.S. Census there are more than 3-million people 65-years and older in Florida, making nursing homes a common concern. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports on the medical risks of nursing homes for people living in the final years [...]

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UF students say they C.A.N. solve education problems

By on November 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

In a study of 34 developed nations, American students ranked 25th in mathematics, 17th in science and 14th in reading skills. Members of a University of Florida student group called “Gators Can”  say they believe these low rankings point out [...]

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Gainesville mariachi band knows how to fiesta

By on October 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

It may not be Cinco de Mayo, but one local Mariachi band is putting up a “fiesta” every time they perform. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us how one local band can break out the guitar along with other [...]

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Graduate student bends metal to create art for public enjoyment

By on October 11th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Leslie Tharp, a free-lance artist in Gainesville expresses herself best through public art. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us about her involvement with the community and her goal to interact with people through her own creations. Tharp’s passion is to shape common [...]

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Location for Alachua County Fair faces uncertain future

By and on October 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

As the Alachua County Fair makes a comeback this month after not operating last year, a new debate has begun. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports on the possibility of moving the fairgrounds in the near future. Above are the [...]

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Photographer documents his journey through cancer

By on October 4th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The American Cancer Society says cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States with nearly 600,000 Americans likely to die this year alone. Florida’s, 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us about one photographer’s journey battling lymphoma.

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