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 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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iNaturalist City Nature Challenge – April 24-27

Today’s episode features urban ecologist and University of Florida Professor Mark Hostetler discussing the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge, April 24-27, 2020. Alachua County is participating in this global event and you can help put our community on the map. It’s easy to participate, just go outside and document all the …

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Florida Museum of Natural History

Today’s episode features the Florida Museum of Natural History located in the Cultural Plaza off Hull Road on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. The museum seeks to inspire people to care about life on Earth. A leading authority in biodiversity and cultural heritage, the museum uses its expertise …

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Joey’s Wings 5K Run/Walk

SPECIAL NOTE: Joey’s Wings 5K Run/Walk has been postponed until the Fall. Today’s episode features Joey’s Wings 5K chip timed Run/Walk to be held in Gainesville on Saturday, March 14. The event is designed to create awareness and give hope to 43 children and their families who have been diagnosed …

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Celebrate Women 2020 Begins

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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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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