Chris Peralta

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

Child Advocacy Center sets up “Pinwheels for Prevention”

April 1 marks the beginning of child abuse awareness month, and every year the community marks it with a major display. Chris Peralta spoke with Child Advocacy Center Director of Development Margot Wilder about the display, as well as about the broader issue of child abuse. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/WilderQNAChrisPeralta.mp3]

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Legal questions raised over new practice by employers seeking Facebook access of applicants

Job applicants typically are asked to hand over resumes, cover letters, and contact information by prospective employers, but increasingly, they are also being asked to hand over the login credentials to their Facebook accounts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University of Florida Levin College of Law Professor Jon Mills about …

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Scrutiny may help Sanford Police improve

Many questions are still unanswered in the death of Trayvon Martin. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says criticism of police procedures plays a big part in the search for answers. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/CriticismWrap.mp3] Short depth by Chris Peralta – WUFT-FM Gainesville Fraternal Order Police President Jeff McAdams says the Sanford Police Department …

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The emotional and realistic fallout of viral videos

A racially-charged video made this week by two former Gainesville High School students went viral, bringing the issue of cyberbullying and the targeting of groups through the web. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Shands’ PALS program coordinator Susan Garcia about how such offensive videos impact their targets. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SusanGariaPALSviralvideos.mp3] …

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Google may be tracking you

The Wall Street Journal says Google may be tracking iPhone users’ behavior by embedding a special code in their phones and therefore violating privacy laws. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University of Florida Media Law Professor Clay Calvert about privacy law and what these allegations could mean for Google. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GooglePrivacyQA.mp3] …

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