Alexys Martinez

Alexys is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Parents encouraged to monitor their children’s internet usage

Use of the internet is now a given for today’s children.  As they explore the internet, they can get more than just the content they’re searching for online.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez reports, many of them  receive personal messages online and don’t tell a trusted adult about it: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/martinezwrapFP.mp3]

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Federal health care law affects screenings for domestic violence

Nearly one in four women in Alachua County is the victim of domestic violence. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with  Executive Director of Peaceful Paths, Theresa Harrison, on how a new program implemented as part of the federal health care act may provide relief to these victims. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/08/Domestic-Violence-Wrap1.mp3|titles=Domestic Violence Wrap] …

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Drought in middle America could hurt Floridians

The drought plaguing the Midwest is the worst since the 1950s. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with Frankie Hall, the director for the Agricultural Policy Division for the Florida Farm Bureau, about how the dry spell is affecting us here in Florida. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/Drought-Wrap.mp3|titles=Drought Wrap]

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FAMU president resigning immediately

Florida A&M University President James Ammons is stepping down immediately after the school’s board voted to pay him more than $100,000 dollars in bonuses in exchange for leaving sooner. Ammons is the latest to resign in the wake of a hazing scandal and administrative problems plaguing the school but he …

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Gators ready to cross the pond

The University of Florida marching band is just weeks away from its debut at the Summer Olympics. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with the Director of the Gator Marching Band, Jay Watkins, who says the band is honored to attend this year’s games in London. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/UF-BAND-WRAP.mp3|titles=UF BAND WRAP]

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Helping children maintain a healthy weight

By Alexis Martinez – WUFT-FM The school year has just ended for most public schools.  But one issue remains, obesity in children.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexis Martinez reports, while schools are trying, a nutritionist says more people need to get involved. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FATKIDS.mp3]

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