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Segregation in Gainesville: a look back with long-time resident Vivian Filer

By on February 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Seventy-three-year-old retired nursing professor and current chair for the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center Restoration Project, Vivian Filer has been a Gainesville Resident for 66 years of her life. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Chris Gilmore had the chance to speak [...]

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Jeremy Lin taking his sport to new heights

By on February 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:17 pm

From out of nowhere, Jeremy Lin emerged as the new “big star” in sports. Now the point guard for the NBA’s New York Knicks, Lin has drawn a widespread amount of coverage in a very short amount of time.  As Florida’s [...]

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Sizing up this week’s GOP debate in Arizona

By on February 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

With Wednesday’s Arizona debate marking the final time the four major GOP candidates will share the platform, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman chatted with University of South Florida political science professor Susan MacManus about what has been a very interesting GOP [...]

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The emotional and realistic fallout of viral videos

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

A racially-charged video made this week by two former Gainesville High School students went viral, bringing the issue of cyberbullying and the targeting of groups through the web. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Shands’ PALS program coordinator Susan [...]

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Google may be tracking you

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:18 pm

The Wall Street Journal says Google may be tracking iPhone users’ behavior by embedding a special code in their phones and therefore violating privacy laws. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University of Florida Media Law Professor Clay Calvert about privacy [...]

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Sea Turtle Conservancy holds annual conference in Gainesville

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Marine researchers and sea turtle enthusiasts are converging in Gainesville for the 15th Annual Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holder Conference. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tondrea Hadley spoke with Policy Coordinator for The Sea Turtle Conservancy, Gary Appelson about what people can [...]

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Investigation continues into shooting death in Clay County meth lab bust

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is now involved in the investigation of a fatal methamphetamine lab bust in which a detective was killed. Florida Department of Law Enforcement Communications Coordinator Keith Kameg says the FDLE is providing support on [...]

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Carmina Burana brings music, drama and dancing to the Phillips Center stage

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Monks, nuns and an antichrist are taking over the Univeristy of Florida’s Phillips Center tonight for Dance Alive National Ballet’s production of the ballet Carmina Burana. The performance envolves 250 performers and runs tonight and tomorrow night. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s [...]

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“Day of Action” spreads awareness at UF

By on February 15th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

University of Florida students are speaking out about global issues today.  WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says they are marking a “Day of Action”. Photos- Michael Cadigan- WUFT-FM  

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Prison privatization measure killed on Senate floor

By on February 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

A proposed bill to privatize 27 Florida prisons met defeat on the state Senate floor today in a 19-21 vote.  The controversial bill has drawn criticism and heated discussion from both Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate. Today membes of the [...]

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