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.

Library Partnership

Today’s episode features the Library Partnership in Gainesville, Florida. The Library Partnership is a branch of the Alachua County Library District which serves the northeast community. The fully functional branch of the Alachua County Library is also a neighborhood resource center where families can receive a myriad of free services …

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Hippodrome State Theatre

Today’s episode features the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville, Florida. The Hippodrome was officially founded in 1973 and its history and vitality are built on its artistic achievement. Since its inception, the theatre has produced more than one hundred world, American and Southeastern premieres. In addition to its main stage …

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Girls Place

Today’s episode features Girls Place in Gainesville, Florida. Girls Place empowers girls to grow courageous, strong and self-sufficient. Executive Director Christi Arrington and Operations Director Kaihla Szunka share their stories on the 30-year tenure of an organization serving girls from ages 5 to 18 with various sports and educational programs. …

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Youth Development Research Practice Partnership and BOOST

Today’s episode features the Youth Development Research Practice Partnership and Better Out of School Time or BOOST. Dr. Diedre Houchens from the University of Florida College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations and Dr. Christine Wegner from the University of Florida College of Health and …

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Depot Park parkrun

Toda’s episode features Depot Park parkrun. parkrun is a free weekly 5k event for people of all abilities whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer. Participants come to Depot Park in Downtown Gainesville every Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. Shauna Dixon and Kristen Bryant, who have been with the program …

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Lauren’s Kids

Today’s episode features Lauren’s Kids. The organization, founded by Lauren Book a victim of childhood sexual abuse, seeks to prove that sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness. Lauren’s Kids lead educator Mary Brandenburg and Sherry Kitchens, president and CEO of the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville share their …

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Climb for Cancer Foundation

Today’s episode features the Climb for Cancer Foundation and co-founders Ron Farb and Diane Farb. The Climb for Cancer Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million so far to provide support to those battling cancer and to help ease the pain and suffering of those affected by the disease. Ron …

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Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida

Today’s episode features the Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida. The Ronald McDonald House has been keeping families close to seriously ill children since 1982 by providing the comforts of home to those traveling to Gainesville to seek medical care for their child. Executive Director Sherry Houston, Event Coordinator …

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Pace Center for Girls

Today’s episode features the Pace Center for Girls in Gainesville. The Center is recognized as a national model for reducing recidivism and improving school success, employment and self-sufficiency for girls. Executive Director Natalya Bannister and Pace Center student Ireland Dryer talk about the history and accomplishments of the Pace Center …

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Aces in Motion

Today’s program features Aces in Motion. The organization uses tennis to promote character development, academic achievement and a healthy lifestyle to people of all abilities, with a focus on under resourced communities. Executive Director Addison Staples and Board Member and Alachua County School Board Members Tina Certain share their experiences …

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