Caitlin Lawrence

Caitlin is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing

Horse Park awaits news about funding

The Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority has its funding in the balance of the state budget, which is making its way to Governor Rick Scott’s desk for approval in the coming weeks. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Caitlin Lawrence spoke with Florida Horse Park Foundation Executive Director Summer Best about the economic impact the …

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Leading the charge against obesity

Obesity rates are soaring among all age groups, and nearly a third of children are overweight or obese, something the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is aiming to tackle. Burness Communications Public Policy Vice-President Elizabeth Wenk is leading the foundation’s efforts. She  spoke with WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence about getting children away from television and …

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Florida civil rights icon remembered

A leader of the civil rights movement who made history while a student in Florida has died. Patricia Stephens Due died yesterday at the age of 72.  While Martin Luther King is recognized by many as a hero within the civil rights moveement, there are others who say Patricia Due was one of …

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4-H students learn jobs skills while working with animals

Saving a culture some feel may one day be extinct is just one of the goals of a 4-H group in Alachua County. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports on how some students are receiving some great agriculture job skills as they also have fun with the animals they love. …

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Yvonne Hinson-Rawls celebrates win

The City of Gainesville has a new District 1 Commissioner. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports on Yvonne Hinson-Rawls’ election win. [audio:|titles=Hinson-Rawls Win Wrap]

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President’s “State of the Union” speech draws mixed reactions

President Barack Obama gave his 4th “State of the Union” address Tuesday night.  As Caitlin Lawrence reports, the speech which centered on the putting American back to work and new energy resources for the future as well as immigration reform is drawing mixed reviews. [audio:] WLRN Miami Herald News correspondent …

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