Chris Peralta

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

UF Professor talks about Superbowl players’ mindset

The moment many football fans from across the country have waited for comes this Sunday evening. But while most of the attention during the superbowl usually focuses on the game itself or the interesting ads played during the commercial breaks, it can be easy to forget that the game itself …

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Congressional anti-piracy bill draws ire of websites

Visitors to websites like Reddit may be greeted with a message on a Congressional bill next week as the websites conduct a blackout in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. The bill, intended to protect copyrighted material, has been condemned by opponents as a severe threat to internet freedom …

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EPA to study dust in neighborhood near Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to study household dust in residences near the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site. Alachua County Environmental Protection Director, Chris Bird says the study was prompted by concerns contamination may be making its way into area houses. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Bird1KoppersEPA.mp3] A pool of 400 households have been …

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Alachua county high schools make the grade

School grades released by the state show Alachua County High Schools performing very well. Alachua County Public Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says the school district is happy with the across-the-board improvement. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Johnson1grade.mp3] She says the scores go beyond just FCAT performance. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/Johnson2grade.mp3] Among the 6 high-performing schools, Buchholz, Newberry and …

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U.S. trade deficit drops for fourth straight month

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced the U.S. trade deficit shrank for the fourth straight month. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s, Chris Peralta spoke with University of Florida Economics Professor David Denslow about the drop, what accounts for it, and how it may change in the next few months. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DenslowQNA120911.mp3]

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Unemployment in Florida falls again for month of October

Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen for the month of October. The drop of a third of a percentage point brings the October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 10.3. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University of Florida Professor of Economics, David Denslow, about the drop, and about the reasons for …

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Congressional Supercommittee days away from deadline

The congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee is days away from its deadline to cut one trillion dollars from projected deficits. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM, Chris Peralta, spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor, Susan MacManus, about where the supercommittee was on a possible agreement, and what the repercussions could be if it fails …

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