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Tell Me About It

“Tell Me About It” is a weekly audio storytelling series hosted by Sue Wagner, WUFT community relations coordinator, focusing on events, organizations and research projects by those that helped create them and those that have benefited.

Friends of the Library Fall 2019 Book Sale

Today’s episode features the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. The annual sale, from Oct. 19-23 at 430 N. Main Street in Gainesville, features bargain-priced books, DVDs, vinyl records, artwork, rare materials and more. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library Book Sale support the Alachua County Library District …

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Florida Museum of Natural History ButterflyFest

Today’s episode features the 14th annual ButterflyFest at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The annual festival celebrates backyard wildlife with an emphasis on pollinators. From native butterfly releases, live animals, workshops and plant sales to vendors, entertainment and food, there are activities for all ages. Jaret Daniels, …

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Acrosstown Repertory Theater

Today’s episode features the Acrosstown Repertory Theater at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. The theater, located in the Historic Baird Center, was founded in 1980 to develop new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe …

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Dance Alive National Ballet – Encore

Today’s episode features an encore broadcast of Dance Alive National Ballet. The Gainesville-based professional ballet company features an international roster of award-winning dancers. Elegant and exciting, they are at the heart of the company’s undeniable success. Their repertoire ranges from the quintessential classic Nutcracker to the cutting-edge movement of contemporary …

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Library Partnership

Today’s episode features the Library Partnership in Gainesville, Florida. The Library Partnership is a branch of the Alachua County Library District which serves the northeast community. The fully functional branch of the Alachua County Library is also a neighborhood resource center where families can receive a myriad of free services …

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Hippodrome State Theatre

Today’s episode features the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville, Florida. The Hippodrome was officially founded in 1973 and its history and vitality are built on its artistic achievement. Since its inception, the theatre has produced more than one hundred world, American and Southeastern premieres. In addition to its main stage …

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Girls Place

Today’s episode features Girls Place in Gainesville, Florida. Girls Place empowers girls to grow courageous, strong and self-sufficient. Executive Director Christi Arrington and Operations Director Kaihla Szunka share their stories on the 30-year tenure of an organization serving girls from ages 5 to 18 with various sports and educational programs. …

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Youth Development Research Practice Partnership and BOOST

Today’s episode features the Youth Development Research Practice Partnership and Better Out of School Time or BOOST. Dr. Diedre Houchens from the University of Florida College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations and Dr. Christine Wegner from the University of Florida College of Health and …

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Depot Park parkrun

Toda’s episode features Depot Park parkrun. parkrun is a free weekly 5k event for people of all abilities whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer. Participants come to Depot Park in Downtown Gainesville every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Shauna Dixon and Kristen Bryant, who have been with the program …

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Lauren’s Kids

Today’s episode features Lauren’s Kids. The organization, founded by Lauren Book a victim of childhood sexual abuse, seeks to prove that sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness. Lauren’s Kids lead educator Mary Brandenburg and Sherry Kitchens, president and CEO of the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville share their …

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