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UF expert on death of Libyan leader

By on October 20th, 2011 | Last updated: October 20, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi was killed Thursday. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more with University of Florida African studies professor Leonardo A. Villalón’s response to the reactions overseas.

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Profile of an alleged rapist explored

By on October 20th, 2011 | Last updated: October 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm

A man suspected in five sexual assaults will have his first court appearance tomorrow in Marion County. Thirty-seven-year-old Michael Alan Frye was placed in custody early this morning, and the allegations of his crimes are particularly brutal and unconventional compared […]

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UF president defends liberal arts

By on October 20th, 2011 | Last updated: October 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm

The University of Florida Faculty Senate held a meeting this afternoon to discuss the many topics that have been brought forth so far this fall. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on what University of Florida President Bernie Machen […]

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Analysis of presidential debates: reality TV?

By on October 19th, 2011 | Last updated: October 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Once again Republican candidates for president gathered for a televised debate this week. The setting: Las Vegas. But As WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, Poynter Institute fellow Adam Hochberg thinks this year’s debates are more like reality TV than a traditional […]

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New law for non-English speakers in schools

By on October 19th, 2011 | Last updated: October 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Florida parents who have children in the English Language Learners program may now remove them , regardless of their children’ts ability to speak and comprehend English. This had been required. But as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Janny Rodriguez reports, the program […]

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DREAM Act backers not giving up

By on October 19th, 2011 | Last updated: October 19, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Young immigrants are attempting to walk all across the nation, from San Francisco to Washington D.C. for one dream. “Campaign for an American Dream” is a walk which supports the passing of the DREAM Act. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara […]

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Expansion to be celebrated at Gainesville blood center

By on October 19th, 2011 | Last updated: October 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm

LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have a ribbon-cutting event Thursday to celebrate the $7 million expansion of its Gainesville headquarters. WUFT’s Alyssa Averette reports on the structural expansion and the community that made it possible.

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Gilad Shalit reunited with family in Israel; Palestinian prisoners freed

By on October 18th, 2011 | Last updated: October 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm

The Israeli soldier Sergeant Gilad Schalit has been freed after more than five years in captivity in Palestine. His freedom came in the form of a swap for 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, some who were serving life sentences after deadly attacks […]

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“Adopt a Shelter Pet Month” requests more homes for shelter animals

By on October 18th, 2011 | Last updated: October 19, 2011 at 8:46 pm

October is “Adopt a Shelter Pet Month,” and with just a few weeks left, Hernando County Animal Services is offering a discounted adoption fee to try to get more shelter animals into good homes. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown […]

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City of Ocala stepping up efforts for possible severe weather

By on October 18th, 2011 | Last updated: October 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm

The City of Ocala is preparing for more severe weather and helping residents do so too. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports, the city is increasing sandbag distribution efforts.

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