Catherine Awasthi

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

Community Flouridation has High Spring’s residents worried about their health

Residents in High Springs are concerned about the addition of flouride to their drinking water. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how a High Springs Commissioner feels flouride may be outdated while a University of Florida Professor of Dentistry feels it is extremely beneficial to the community. [audio:]

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Gainesville residents still waiting for clean-up of old Superfund site

Some Gainesville residents have been waiting for almost three decades for the cleanup of a local Superfund site. After a recent health report and another proposed cleanup plan, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports residents of a contaminated neighborhood are speaking out about their fight. [audio:]  

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Hurricane Irene teaches local officials how to prepare

Florida safely dodged the devastating effects of Hurricane Irene.  But as WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, Florida emergency management directors say they would have been prepared if the storm had taken a different path. [audio:]

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Santa Fe College tops graduation ranking list

Santa Fe college ranks first in graduation rates among all 28-state and community colleges. The National Center for Education Statistics says graduation rates are at 56-point-8 percent. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi spoke with Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser about how these rates reflect the Santa Fe community. [audio:]

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Clay County shooting victim has died

The Clay County youth who was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head at his home on Sunday has died. Seth Lassiter spent two nights in critical condition at Shands Jacksonville after a rifle handled by another juvenile family member discharged, resulting in the victims head injury. …

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