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.

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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Alachua County Supervisor of Elections

Today’s episode features the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections office and Supervisor Kim Barton. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida election offices has had to modify operating procedures to maintain a safe and secure environment for training, voter registration and for the upcoming primary election on August 18 and the Presidential …

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City of Gainesville GNV Cares

Today’s episode of “Tell Me About It” features City of Gainesville initiatives including GNV Cares, a grant program that will provide direct assistance to neighbors and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. GNV Cares will directly provide $1,250 in housing and utility assistance to low income residents. Businesses can …

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Project Heal

Today’s episode features Project Heal from the University of Florida Academic Health Center. Project HEAL is an interdisciplinary team of healthcare students and professionals that integrates the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistance, public health, and nursing. HEAL is an acronym for Health, Education, and Learning which embodies the …

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