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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 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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UF African American Studies Program 50th Anniversary Celebration

Today’s episode features the 50th anniversary of the African American Studies program at the University of Florida. The first day of the celebration includes a symposium, community, alumni and student panels, a film screening and book expedition. The second day includes the unveiling of a historical marker and a free …

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International Celebration of Women and Girls in Science

Today’s episode features the International Celebration of Women and Girls in Science. The United Nations has designated February 11 as the official day and the celebration will continue throughout the month of February with hands on events, public lectures and presentations in downtown Gainesville and at the University of Florida. …

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Catholic Charities

Today’s episode features the Gainesville Bureau of Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities serves Alachua, Bradford, Dixie Gilchrist and Levy Counties with emergency financial assistance for rent, mortgages, utilities and prescriptions. They coordinate the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program and feed almost 2,000 people a month through their food pantry and Rural Mobile …

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Census 2020

Today’s episode features the 2020 Census. Mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the count will include the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire — online, by …

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Celebrate Women 2020

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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Gainesville Black Professionals Leadership Conference and Business Expo

Today’s episode features Gainesville Black Professionals. The non-profit organization is the largest network of Black professionals and business owners in Alachua County. They offer networking events for like-minded individuals to share ideas, resources and opportunities. The organization has a podcast called “Hello Gainesville” as well as  Synergy, a magazine dedicated …

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Humane Society of North Central Florida

Today’s episode features the Humane Society of North Central Florida located in Gainesville. The organization is the community’s leading resource for pets and pet owners. Their mission is to eliminate the needless euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets in North Central Florida. Formerly the Alachua County Humane Society, Gainesville Pet …

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University of Florida Student Legal Services

Today’s episode features University of Florida Student Legal Services, a professional legal office that has been providing legal assistance to UF students since 1977. Funded by Student Government through Activities and Service fees, the Student Legal Service is essentially a prepaid legal service for all eligible UF students. It is …

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Altrusa House of Gainesville

Today’s episode features the Altrusa House in Gainesville. Altrusa House is a place where people with health problems can come to make new friends and remain active. It offers a place where family member’s health conditions can be monitored and cared for during the workday. The house founded by Altrusa …

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