Catherine Awasthi

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

Gainesville’s inspirational musical duo

In a community of almost 125,000 residents it’s not hard to find people who truly dedicate their time to what they love.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi looks into how one couple’s passion for music brings championship titles to local schools while also bringing students together. [audio:] News Sources:  Gainesville High …

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Younger students consider professional nursing programs earlier

A recent study by the journal Health Affairs shows the projected nursing shortage will not be as harmful as previously expected. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi explains how more students are applying to nursing programs earlier on. [audio:] News Sources:  Santa Fe College Health Sciences Advisor, Scott Fortner

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Gainesville High School’s marching band wins state title

After more than 4 long months and 2 long days of hard work, the Gainesville High School Hurricane marching band  has won the state competition.Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how constuctive criticism turned this group of marching students into champions. [audio:] (News Sources: Gainesville High School Band Director Bill Pirzer)

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Oba Chandler execution brings closure to some family members of Chandler and victims

At 4:25 p.m. yesterday Oba Chandler was executed at the Florida State Prison near Starke. The standard array of protestors and patrol gathered outside, but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, one woman standing just outside the area roped off for supporters came for one thing, closure. [audio:]

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Schools taking action to prevent bullying

From every day school bullies to cyberbullies, schools around the region are fighting back. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Catherine Awasthi reports how three years after passing the Jeffery Johnson Stand Up for All Students Act, some North Central Florida schools are seeing the difference. [audio:]

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Governor Scott looks to maintain trade relations with Brazil

Governor Rick Scott is promoting the State’s trade relationship in Brazil this week. He left Thursday on a seven-day trip to Florida’s number one tradeing partner, visiting major trade shows to encourage international investment. This is Governor Scott’s third trade mission since taking office, hoping the efforts will help in …

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