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Gainesville community reaches out to homeless families

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 reports on the crisis of family homelessness growing in Gainesville, …

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

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 a serious problem for the country’s education. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s …

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Photographer documents his journey through cancer

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. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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