Chris Peralta

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

UF expert: free trade agreements good for U.S.

[audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Dewey-QNA.mp3] This week, Congress approved bills which would establish free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. President Obama had sent the bills to Congress last week. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Director of the University of Florida Economic Analysis Program Jim Dewey about the role of free trade agreements …

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Green Party hosts anti-nuclear energy event

The Florida Green Party hosted an anti-nuclear energy event on Friday afternoon. At the event, alternative energy sources, as well as different energy policies were scheduled for discussion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Green Party Spokesperson Michael Canney, and with Progress Energy Spokesperson Suzanne Grant, about the pros and …

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Casey Anthony owes 100-grand to law enforcement and prosecutors

Casey Anthony has been ordered to pay almost $100,000 in law enforcement costs for the investigation into the death of her two-year-old daughter.  Judge Belvin Perry of Orlando issued the ruling yesterday after prosecutors and law enforcement agencies asked for Casey to pay more than $500,000. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta …

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Florida’s employment rate sits still

Florida’s unemployment numbers were released this morning, and they’re looking the same as they looked in July. The rate for August was 10.7%, the same as it was in July. Nationally, the unemployment rate sat at 9.1% for August.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with UF Survey Research Center …

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A look back at labor unions

Millions of Americans will enjoy a three day weekend, thanks to Labor Day on Monday. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta, spoke with Santa Fe College History Professor Donna Waller, about the history of the labor movement in America, and about the state of the labor union today.  

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Expert weighs in on Steve Jobs resignation

This week saw the resignation of one of the biggest names in technology – Steve Jobs. For years, Jobs has been regarded as the face of Apple, but recently, he has suffered from troubled health, leading some to speculate his resignation as head of the company he helped found would some …

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UF & Shands inaugurates another emergency room

A few months ago, UF & Shands celebrated the opening of a new pediatric emergency room, and today they inaugurated a new chest pain emergency room. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with the Chest Pain ER’s Medical Director, Preeti Jois, about the new facility. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/JoisQNA.mp3]

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Gainesville approves city budget

City employees will get a pay raise in the approved Gainesville city budget. Meanwhile, property owners won’t see their property taxes or fire assessment rates go up. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Budgetwrap.mp3]

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