In 2012 the automotive industry began a move toward environmentaly friendly and gas efficient cars. In 2011 alone more than 31,100 hybrid vehicles were sold. But this trend toward hybrid vehicles has had an effect on just “who” can fix those cars when there are problems. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports, it takes specialized mechanics to deal with the new line of fuel-efficient cars.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BlakeAldermanRadio2Project.mp3]
Streetlight, a peer support program at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital, trains volunteers to work with patients aged 13 to 25 who are being treated for a wide range of diseases, including cancer, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis and neurological disorders.