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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.

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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Jaret Daniels and Akito Kawahara – Lepidotera Research at FLMNH

Today’s program features two acclaimed butterfly researchers from the Florida Museum of Natural History. Jaret Daniels, Director of the McGguire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, and Maguire Center Curator Akito Kawahara discuss their research on butterflies and moths and the effects that population, environmental issues and climate change have on …

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K9s for Warriors – Randy Dexter and Captain

Today’s program features K9s for Warriors in Alachua. K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to disabled American veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. The dogs empower vets to return to civilian life with …

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UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program and Ag Fest

Today’s episode features the UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Program and the annual Ag Fest. UF/IFAS Extension services are one of the best kept secrets in the state of Florida. Master Gardener Volunteer Program Coordinator Dr. Taylor Clem and Dr. Kevin Korus, Natural Resource Agent, speak about the variety of programs …

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Lubee Bat Conservancy

This episode features the Lubee Bat Conservancy located at 1309 NW 192nd Avenue in Gainesville. Lubee Bat Conservancy is the global leader in fruit bat care, husbandry, and medical management. Director Brian Pope and Development Coordinator Dee McBride share their stories on the only bat conservation organization in the world …

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St. Francis Pet Care

Today’s episode features St. Francis Pet Care in Gainesville. Each Tuesday morning, St. Francis Pet Care, an all-volunteer organization, provides free pet care by experienced local veterinarians to homeless and low income residents in Alachua County. Two of the three co-founders of St. Francis Pet Care, Gainesville veterinarian Dale Kaplan-Stein …

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Dance Alive National Ballet

Today’s episode features Dance Alive National Ballet. The Gainesville-based professional ballet company features an international roster of award-winning dancers. Elegant and exciting, they are at the heart of the company’s undeniable success. Their repertoire ranges from the quintessential classic Nutcracker to the cutting-edge movement of contemporary ballet. Artistic Director Kim …

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The Repurpose Project and UF Sustainability for Earth Day

Today’s episode will feature sustainability and the importance of Earth Day. Repurpose Project Co-Founder Sarah Goff and store coordinator and board member Tommy Baker speak about their services and their new community center. Then, University of Florida Office of Sustainability Outreach and Communications Coordinator Allison Vitt speaks about educational outreach …

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