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.

Florida Friendly Landscaping Program

Today’s episode features the Florida Friendly Landscaping Program and the WUFT module Florida Friendly Landscaping in a Minute hosted by Tom Wichman. Sponsored by UF IFAS and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the module offers listeners practical landscaping techniques based on University of Florida horticultural research. The Florida Friendly …

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Horses Without Humans

Today’s episode features Horses Without Humans. This non-profit organization creates, develops and implements a training and rehoming program for horses in transition in order to keep them out of harm’s way. The rescue farm, located in Bell, Florida, is funded through donations to make sure that any horse in need …

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Florida Track Club – Tom Walker 15K Race

Today’s episode features the Florida Track Club and their upcoming Tom Walker 15K race on Sunday, November 22 at 8 a.m. This will be the first large in-person race since the beginning of the pandemic and social distancing guidelines and staggered start times will be implemented. The traditional course has …

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Grace Grows 2020 USDA Community Food Projects Grant

Today’s episode features Grace Grows, a non-profit organization that works closely with people who are experiencing homelessness, food insecurity and economic disparities, especially in East Gainesville, through educational and training programs, therapeutic gardening programs, and the development of solutions to systemic issues facing this population. They recently received a significant …

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#WhoCanYouCan – Santa Fe College Canned Food Drive

Today’s episode features the #WhoCanYouCan canned food drive coordinated by Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Santa Fe College Police Department. The goal of the drive is to help provide non-perishable items to food-insecure families in Alachua County through the Gainesville Harvest Food Bank and Catholic Charities. Canned food …

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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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