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 Library District

Today’s episode features the Alachua County Library District. This independent special taxing district is the sole provider of public library service to approximately 250,000 citizens of Alachua County. There are twelve locations throughout the county, open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the headquarters in downtown …

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Gainesville Circus Center

Today’s episode features the Gainesville Circus Center. The non-profit organization, formed in 2018, offers classes for kids and adults in aerial skills, lyra and mixed apparatus and flexibility at Evolve Pilates in Celebration Pointe as well as flying trapeze classes and circus camps at Two Hawk Hammock in Williston. The …

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Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation

Today’s episode features the Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, a conservation and educational facility on more than 70 acres in Gainesville for rescued exotic animals in need.  The organization provides for the safety and care of more than 30 rare and endangered species and over 100 animals. They feature tours …

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An Evening with John Due – Tuesday, June 23

Today’s episode features “An Evening with John Due” a virtual event presented by the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program on Tuesday, June 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. via Facebook Live and YouTube. The event is a celebration of the life of Florida civil rights icon and …

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Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and the 2020 Hurricane Season

Today’s episode feeatures the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network – FPREN – a critical link between Florida’s public media stations and the state’s Emergency Management Network during a crisis. Through the statewide network, stations receive accurate and real-time information on important weather, safety and evacuation details to help protect residents …

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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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