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.

United Nations Day 2020

Today episode features UN Day 2020 hosted by the Gainesville Chapter of the United Nations Association. The virtual Zoom event on Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will honor the 75th anniversary celebration of United Nations Day with the theme “The Future We Want: The United Nations We …

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Hippodrome Theater

The Hippodrome was founded in 1972 by six artists with the goal of presenting the best in challenging, contemporary theater. In 1981, the Hippodrome was designated a State Theater of Florida and continues to enjoy recognition as one of the leading regional theaters in the country, with the primary goal …

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Community Weatherization Coalition

Today’s episode features the Community Weatherization Coalition, a local non-profit working to save money and natural resources for local households. The CWC has launched a new program for Alachua County residents, a new Do-it-yourself program, enabling the Coalition to equip energy-burdened Alachua County renters and homeowners with the free supplies …

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Gainesville Girls Rock Camp

Today’s episode features Gainesville Girls Rock Camp, a non-profit that uses music and performance to uplift marginalized voices, encourage self-esteem, community and self-expression in girls and gender-expansive youth. The week-long summer day camp, held virtually in 2020, accepts regional youth aged 10-17 years old. Campers are taught to play an …

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Upbeat GNV

Today’s episode features Upbeat GNV, a musician-led, musician-centered collective founded on the principle of improving artists’ mental health through compassion, education and creating pathways to treatment. Musicians are facing a mental health crisis. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost three quarters of musicians are reporting that they are …

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Rebuilding Together North Central Florida

Today’s episode features Rebuilding Together, an organization dedicated to repairing homes, revitalizing communities and rebuilding lives. The North Central Florida chapter enlists a legion of 1200 volunteers, skilled tradesman and suppliers to provide much needed rehabilitation to homes in neighborhoods throughout Alachua County. In 2019, 25 homes were renovated. However, …

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Paddle Florida

Today’s episode features Paddle Florida. This not-for-profit organization supports canoeing and kayaking in Florida by hosting multi-day paddling and camping adventures in each of Florida’s five water management districts. Their trips showcase the state’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage while promoting water conservation, wildlife preservation, springs restoration and waterways …

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We Are Neutral

Today’s episode features We Are Neutral based in Gainesville, Florida. We Are Neutral is an environmental non-profit organization that helps businesses and individuals understand, reduce and offset their carbon footprints. They accomplish this through environmental education as well as hands-on carbon reduction and offset initiatives. Their community-improving projects include energy …

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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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