WUFT News

Author Archives: Stephanie Denardo

Three women remembered for their contributions to Florida’s environment

By and on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

While celebrating the 75th anniversary of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ book “The Yearling,” Floridians remember three women of the same name: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Carr and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who each left their mark on Florida’s history.

Environment | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Spot It, Stop It’ campaign talk scheduled for Tuesday night UF

By on February 19th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Cyberbullying will be the focus of a talk Tuesday night at the University of Florida. Tina Meier, founder of the Megan Meier Foundation, will speak from 6 to 8 p.m. at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Auditorium.

Local | Leave a comment

Decree filed for Cabot-Koppers site cleanup

By on February 13th, 2013 | Last updated: February 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

A consent decree was filed Thursday to clean up the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site, which has contaminated local soil and the Floridan aquifer system for the past three decades.

Environment | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Feb 8, 2013: Afternoon News in 90

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies are determining the cause of death for a Gainesville couple found dead in their apartment yesterday afternoon. Today the U.S. Senate considers Counterterrorism Advisor John Brennan to head the CIA. The massive manhunt to capture former [...]

News in 90 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Proposed bill raises immigration reform questions in Florida and nationally

By on January 30th, 2013 | Last updated: January 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Emotions run high as a nonpartisan bill on immigration reform was proposed Tuesday. Some say the nation needs to begin focusing more on the human aspect of the issue of immigration, not just legal implications.

Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bivens Cove homicide victim’s adopted son charged with murder

By and on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 11:37 am

Suspect in Bivens Cove murder is in custody in Orange County awaiting extradition to Alachua County to face charges.

Crime | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Gainesville couple brings home quintuplets after two months in Shands neonatal intensive care unit

By on January 15th, 2013 | Last updated: January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

The first quintuplets born at Shands Hospital for Children are able to go home after spending two months in the neonatal ICU. Parents Kelley and Stacy Dyal are overjoyed to bring their newborns home.

Health and Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Q and A with Ted Yoho about 2012 and his upcoming congressional plans

By on December 10th, 2012 | Last updated: December 11, 2012 at 2:00 pm

U.S. Congressman-elect Ted Yoho talks about his journey this past year, about the most memorable moments, and what he plans to do once he’s sworn in.

Politics | Tagged | Leave a comment

Florida releases teacher evaluations, Alachua fairs well

By , and on December 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 13, 2012 at 3:36 pm

In a report released Thursday, many teachers were evaluated based on a new value-added score method and reviews by the principals of their school. Many educators are in an uproar about the scores because of inconsistencies between districts and because many teachers have yet to be evaluated.

Education, Florida, Local | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Education board vice chair criticizes Gov. Scott’s $10K degree challenge

By and on November 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

On Monday, Scott challenged Florida’s community and state colleges to create four-year degrees that would cost no more than $10,000. Florida Board of Education Vice Chair Roberto Martinez wrote Gov. Rick Scott a letter expressing his distaste with what he thinks is not a serious policy move.

Education, Florida | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments