As the rest of the world waits to see if Japan can avoid a nuclear catastrophe, University of Florida Graduate assistant Taketo Nakao waits for his next phone call from his family in Japan. Nakao shares his experience with Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Natalie Beigel. He shares the difficulty communicating over the phone and e-mail to a country undergoing a crisis.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QANakao.mp3]
About 150 students, Gainesville residents and community leaders gathered around a prayer mat, listened in silence and held carnations in their hands as a University of Florida student sang. The words were meant to comfort in times of mourning.