With human and black bear populations on the rise in Florida, people in rural North Central Florida have had an increased number of encounters with this native species. The Umatilla bear festival occurred this past Saturday to give humans a bear’s eye-view of life in the forest. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports on how the festival aims to educate families about how humans and bears can co-exist peacefully.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UmatillaFINAL.mp3]
This week on The Point podcast, a story from Florida's death chamber, a lesson on the First Amendment and university campuses, and the scene at Lochloosa Lake after Hurricane Irma hit. Find it at WUFT.org.