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March 21, Segment One – Florida politics, Gainesville politics

By on March 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Earlier this month, Florida Gov. Rick Scott gave his State of the State address and in it discussed topics such as education, job creation, the housing market and entitlement programs. We spoke with University of South Florida professor and political […]

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March 21, Segment Two – Community newspapers, how are they doing?

By on March 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm

While many news publications and media outlets cutting back staff and losing subscribers to the promise that the same information could be found on the Internet, some small-town papers have taken a different approach to dealing with a slowly failing […]

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March 21, Segment Three – Rebuilding Haiti through sustainability

By on March 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

A little more than three years ago Haiti was hit with an earthquake that killed more than 200,000 of its citizens – leaving the world shocked, but eager to help. There have been an estimated 13,000 non-governmental organizations in Haiti […]

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Feb. 21, Segment One – New dean, new show

By on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 2:47 pm

How has journalism changed and where is it heading? We discussed this topic with somebody who has watched and participated in its evolution – the new dean of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications, Diane McFarlin. We’re […]

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Feb. 21, Segment Two – Is college the right path for every student?

By on March 10th, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Graduation requirements are changing for Florida high school students and they are focused more than ever on preparing students for higher education. We discussed these new graduation requirements with Jackie Johnson and Karen Clarke of the Alachua County School District and […]

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Feb. 21, Segment Three – New legislation aims to take down mug shots

By on March 8th, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm

A proposed Florida bill is aiming to clean up mugshots of the innocent from the Internet. The bill would require websites that publish mugshots to remove them within 15 days of the charges being cleared. We spoke with First Amendment […]

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Sister Hazel: A Special Presentation

By on February 18th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm

On Feb. 6, The Conversation hosted a couple of guests very close to the heart of Gainesville. Ken Block and Andrew Copeland of the platinum selling band Sister Hazel joined us in the studio for a one-hour special presentation to […]

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Welcome to The Conversation: [Raw. Recent. Regional.]

By on February 15th, 2013 | Last updated: February 16, 2013 at 10:47 pm

        A new show is coming to Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM and it’s called The Conversation. The Conversation is a live dialogue with the voices of North Central Florida and how we see it, everything is on the […]

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