Chrissy McLarty

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

Wasted water sparks flareups among farmers, residents and water managers

Water management districts in North Florida are in the hot seat over the way they distribute water permits.  The current dry conditions are pitting agriculture against residents in a number of north central florida communities.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports many people says the agency needs to rethink just how much water everyone …

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UF law school offers clinic to help domestic abuse victims with legal matters

According to recent surveys, one-in-three women in the U.S. has experienced a relationship where their partner tried to control them.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy Mclarty reports, one local program is working to lower these domestic violence numbers. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CMMLawWrap.mp3] News Sources: The University of Florida’s Levin College of Law’s “The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, …

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Working with “man’s best friend”

Alachua County’s K-9 department has a very unique police partnership between two officers. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, some dogs are responsible for putting convicts behind bars, while K-9s help them serve time. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ChrissysDogProjectFinal.mp3]

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Occupy Gainesville to join with Occupy UF Wednesday on the Plaza of the Americas

The occupy Gainesville movement is joining hands with Occupy UF for a series of events on Wednesday (today).  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, organizers of these Occupy movements want people to exercise their first amendement rights. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OccupyUFWrapFINAL.mp3] (News sources:  Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Professor and Director, Clay Calvert and Occupy Gainesville Media Group …

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Gainesville Regional Utilities operation center settles into new location

For more than fifty years Gainesville’s Regional Utilities center has been located in downtown Gainesville. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, the new Eastside Operations Center is located on North Main Street. The building is fully equipped with kitchens, bunk beds, and a state of the art gymnasium. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GRUfinalwraplong.mp3]

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Education improvements top list of priorities for Florida lawmakers

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CMMEducationFundingWRAP.mp3] Alachua County residents had the chance to make their concerns known today at an Alachua County Delegation meeting at the Kirkpatrick Center in Gainesville.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, education issues were among the top concerns for both the people attending the meeting and the lawmakers who were there …

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Community support for “green burials” is growing

For the past few months a variety of musicians have performed at a relatively new venue called the “Prairie Creek Lodge” in Southeast Alachua County off County Road 234. Funds raised from the acoustic music concerts go towards two non-profit organizations which support land conservation efforts in the county—Alachua Conservation Trust …

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