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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.

Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Today’s episode features the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office and Supervisor Kim Barton. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida election offices has had to modify operating procedures to maintain a safe and secure environment for training, voter registration and for the upcoming primary election on August 18 and the Presidential …

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City of Gainesville GNV Cares

Today’s episode of “Tell Me About It” features City of Gainesville initiatives including GNV Cares, a grant program that will provide direct assistance to neighbors and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. GNV Cares will directly provide $1,250 in housing and utility assistance to low income residents. Businesses can …

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Project Heal

Today’s episode features Project Heal from the University of Florida Academic Health Center. Project HEAL is an interdisciplinary team of healthcare students and professionals that integrates the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistance, public health, and nursing. HEAL is an acronym for Health, Education, and Learning which embodies the …

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Lubee Bat Conservancy May 2020

Today’s episode features the Lubee Bat Conservancy in Gainesville, Florida. The international non-profit organization is dedicated to saving bats and their habitats through research, conservation and education. Lubee is the global leader in fruit bat care, husbandry and medical management. There are over 200 bats that are housed on their …

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Gainesville COVID Masks

Today’s episode features the Gainesville COVID Masks organization. The group is comprised of individual volunteers and businesses who joined together to make face masks for medical personnel and the medically needy in Gainesville and Alachua County. Their desire to help the fight against COVID-19 has spurred a community organization of …

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iNaturalist City Nature Challenge – April 24-27

Today’s episode features urban ecologist and University of Florida Professor Mark Hostetler discussing the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, April 24-27, 2020. Alachua County is participating in this global event and you can help put our community on the map. It’s easy to participate, just go outside and document all the …

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Florida Museum of Natural History

Today’s episode features the Florida Museum of Natural History located in the Cultural Plaza off Hull Road on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. The museum seeks to inspire people to care about life on Earth. A leading authority in biodiversity and cultural heritage, the museum uses its expertise …

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Joey’s Wings 5K Run/Walk

SPECIAL NOTE: Joey’s Wings 5K Run/Walk has been postponed until the Fall. Today’s episode features Joey’s Wings 5K chip timed Run/Walk to be held in Gainesville on Saturday, March 14. The event is designed to create awareness and give hope to 43 children and their families who have been diagnosed …

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Celebrate Women 2020 Begins

Today’s episode features Celebrate Women 2020, a March 2020 Gainesville area initiative to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and the 50th anniversary of Gainesville’s nationally recognized contribution to the modern feminist movement. Celebrate 2020’s central goal is to coordinate and publicize a month-long calendar of Gainesville-Alachua …

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Alachua Habitat for Humanity

Today’s episode features Alachua Habitat for Humanity. Founded in 1986, Alachua Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that believes everyone deserves a decent and affordable place to call home. People of all ages, races, genders, religions and political views work in partnership with the future homeowners to accomplish incredible …

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