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.

Kings of the Springs

Today we are featuring the non-profit organization Kings of the Springs. Two close friends – Brent Fannin and David Cobiella – founded the organization after exploring the springs and sharing their adventures with the world through short videos. As they continued to explore, they found that the springs were in …

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UF Performing Arts Fall 2021 Season

Today’s episode features University of Florida Performing Arts located in the UF Cultural Plaza in Gainesville. Their facilities include the Phillips Center, the Black Box Theatre and the Baughman Center. Since opening in 1992, the program has featured some of the most established and emerging national and international artis including …

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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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Forest Animal Rescue

Today’s episode features Forest Animal Rescue in Silver Springs located on 80 acres of native land in the Ocala National Forest. More than 100 exotic, and a few domestic, animals of all kinds reside at Forest Animal Rescue. They have been rescued from situations of abuse, neglect and exploitation. The …

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GAR: Gainesville Area Rowing

Today’s episode features Gainesville Area Rowing, a non-profit Florida corporation created to promote rowing as a sport in the Gainesville/Alachua County area. Gainesville Area Rowing teaches physical fitness, nutrition, and psychological skills that lead rowers to heightened mental and physical self-awareness. Through the active participation of its members, the organization …

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Project Youth Build

Today’s episode features Project YouthBuild, a free nine-month educational, occupational, pre-apprenticeship and leadership program for young people in Alachua County ages 16 to 24 who are not in school and have a low-income. While enrolled in Project YouthBuild, participants have the opportunity to earn their high school diploma along with …

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UF PAWS – Pets Are Wonderful Support

Today’s episode features UF PAWS – Pets Are Wonderful Support, a student-run volunteer organization at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville. PAWS provides free preventative and primary veterinary care to the pets of disabled and socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals in Alachua County. The mission of PAWS is …

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Cade Museum Inventivity Bash

Today’s episode features the Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville. The Museum will once again host their annual Inventivity Bash on Saturday, May 8. This is the Cade’s premier event where the museum celebrates ideas and innovations that transform our lives and our community.  At the Bash, you …

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