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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.

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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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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Climb for Cancer Foundation

Today’s episode features the Climb for Cancer Foundation and co-founders Ron Farb and Diane Farb. The Climb for Cancer Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million so far to provide support to those battling cancer and to help ease the pain and suffering of those affected by the disease. Ron …

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Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida

Today’s episode features the Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida. The Ronald McDonald House has been keeping families close to seriously ill children since 1982 by providing the comforts of home to those traveling to Gainesville to seek medical care for their child. Executive Director Sherry Houston, Event Coordinator …

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Pace Center for Girls

Today’s episode features the Pace Center for Girls in Gainesville. The Center is recognized as a national model for reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency for girls. Executive Director Natalya Bannister and Pace Center student Ireland Dryer talk about the history and accomplishments of the Pace Center …

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Aces in Motion

Today’s program features Aces in Motion. The organization uses tennis to promote character development, academic achievement and a healthy lifestyle to people of all abilities, with a focus on under resourced communities. Executive Director Addison Staples and Board Member and Alachua County School Board Members Tina Certain share their experiences …

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FANFARES & FIREWORKS Performance Preview

Today’s program features representatives from two of the four performance groups at WUFT’s FANFARES & FIREWORKS. The free family-friendly Independence Day Eve event will be on July 3 at the UF Bandshell in Gainesville. Gary Langford, UF Music Professor Emeritus and Conductor of the Gainesville Community Band joins Bear and …

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Gainesville Emergency Management and Fire Rescue

Today’s program features David McIntire City of Gainesville Emergency Management Director and Krista Ott, City of Gainesville Fire Rescue Fire and Life Safety Educator. Together, they and their agencies provide and communicate valuable services for education, safety and emergency preparedness in a time of need – whether it’s for a …

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Awesome Gainesville and GRACE Grows

Today’s program features Awesome Gainesville, a local chapter of the Awesome Foundation. The Foundation exists to forward the interests of awesomeness in the universe and distributes grants to worthy organizations that foster the creation of surprise and delight. The first grant recipient is GRACE Grows. GRACE Grows provides a space …

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jack Davis

Today’s program features Jack Davis, University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Rothman Family Chair in the Humanities and recipient of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for History for his book “The Gulf: Making of An American Sea.” The book is the first comprehensive history of the Gulf of …

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