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.

Forest Animal Rescue

Today’s episode features Forest Animal Rescue in Silver Springs located on 80 acres of native land in the Ocala National Forest. More than 100 exotic, and a few domestic, animals of all kinds reside at Forest Animal Rescue. They have been rescued from situations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. The …

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GAR: Gainesville Area Rowing

Today’s episode features Gainesville Area Rowing, a non-profit Florida corporation created to promote rowing as a sport in the Gainesville/Alachua County area. Gainesville Area Rowing teaches physical fitness, nutrition, and psychological skills that lead rowers to heightened mental and physical self-awareness. Through the active participation of its members, the organization …

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Project Youth Build

Today’s episode features Project YouthBuild, a free nine-month educational, occupational, pre-apprenticeship and leadership program for young people in Alachua County ages 16 to 24 who are not in school and have a low-income. While enrolled in Project YouthBuild, participants have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma along with …

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UF PAWS – Pets Are Wonderful Support

Today’s episode features UF PAWS – Pets Are Wonderful Support, a student-run volunteer organization at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville. PAWS provides free preventative and primary veterinary care to the pets of disabled and socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals in Alachua County. The mission of PAWS is …

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Florida Museum of Natural History
“Survival of the Slowest” Exhibit

Today’s episode features the Florida Museum of Natural History’s latest exhibit “Survival of the Slowest” on display from January 23 to September 12. Can slow and steady win the race? Does bigger always mean better? To answer these questions and more the exhibit features 16 different live animals that are …

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Cade Museum Inventivity Bash

Today’s episode features the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville. The Museum will once again host their annual Inventivity Bash on Saturday, May 8. This is the Cade’s premier event where the museum celebrates ideas and innovations that transform our lives and our community.  At the Bash, you …

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Kings of the Springs

Today we are featuring the non-profit organization Kings of the Springs. Two close friends – Brent Fannin and David Cobiella – founded the organization after exploring the springs and sharing their adventures with the world through short videos. As they continued to explore, they found that the springs were in …

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Peaceful Paths Power of the Purse and Food Truck Rally Events

Today’s episode features two COVID conscious events to benefit the Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network:the 6th Annual Power of the Purse Event Brunch on Saturday, April 17 from 10 to noon at the Gainesville Women’s Club and a benefit food truck event during the Amazing Give on Thursday, April 22 …

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Gainesville Thrives!

Today’s episode features Gainesville Thrives! a non-profit organization working to promote tutoring and mentoring for kindergarten through high school students, as well as other services for expectant parents, parents and their infants, toddlers, and preschool children. They seek to achieve long-term academic success for students and stronger and healthier families. …

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Keep Alachua County Beautiful Great American Cleanup

Today’s episode features the Keep Alachua County Beautiful Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon beginning at Massey Park Recreation Center in Gainesville.  The main event has been updated to follow all necessary COVID-19 guidelines and sanitized supply kits will be available for volunteers. Cleanup …

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