Tag Archives: Memorial Day

Wal-Mart to combat veteran unemployment with hiring plan

By on January 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to hire 100,000 returning service members in the next five years beginning this Memorial Day. Honorably discharged veterans are eligible in their first year off active duty and the plan is aimed at limiting unemployment among local veterans.

National | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Veterans to bond at Gainesville ceremony

By on May 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

Throughout the week on Front Page, we’ve reported on the various Memorial Day activities in several North Florida counties. Today, WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski reports on a Memorial Day program that will take place in Gainesville on Monday morning.

Local, National | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Beware of “jumping sturgeon” in the Suwannee River this Memorial weekend

By on May 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

Memorial Day weekend is usually one of the busiest times on Florida’s waterways, lakes, rivers and the ocean.  According to statistics compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Office of Boating and Waterways, the number one cause of […]

Environment, Local | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Stay safe in the waterways this weekend

By on May 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:07 am

This Memorial Day weekend people will be flocking to city pools and beaches. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’S Liana Charles reports on ways to stay safe in the water.

Florida, Health and Science | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Military veteran, now UF faculty member, honors veterans in Gainesville display

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

Memorial Day weekend means different things to many people. For Dr. Paul Ortiz, director of the University of Florida’s oral history program, it’s a time for him to remember his military service, and honor all who served. As Florida’s 89.1, […]

National, University of Florida | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping meals safe this holiday weekend

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:08 am

As people get ready for the Memorial Day weekend, plenty of people will have picnics or outdoor barbeques.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s  Blake Alderman spoke with Amy Simonne, associate professor of Food Safety and Quality at the University of Florida, about making sure […]

Florida, Health and Science, National, University of Florida | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a 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