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

State supreme court rules for governor

After the Florida Supreme Court voted to uphold Governor Rick Scott’s decision to reject federal funds for the high speed rail, the controversy has raised questions about the role of government in the matter. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with former Florida House Speaker and University of Florida College of Law …

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Debt a burden and benefit, UF expert says

A University of Florida Financial Estate Specialist says America has a problem with debt, especially from a consumer standpoint. U-F Associate Professor Michael Gutter says some debt can be strategic. He says using debt to pay for college, buy a home, or purchase a car may be a wise decision …

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Why Florida lags behind the nation in job creation

As unemployment continues to be a problem around the country, Florida in particular is searching for ways to create jobs. Governor Rick Scott released a statement on Friday calling Florida’s 12% unemployment rate unacceptable. WUFT’s Dan Katz spoke with economist Hank Fishkind about unemployment nationwide, what may be in store …

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UF sports pioneer up for award

The Florida Women’s Hall of Fame has named University of Florida legend Ruth Alexander as one of its ten finalists for its 2010-2011 class. WUFT F-M’s Dan Katz spoke with University of Florida Athletic Association historian Norm Carlson about her impact on UF’s women’s sports program. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Hall of Fame Wrap.mp3]

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Remembering Liz Young Mosley and "Mom’s Kitchen"

Gainesville knew Liz Young Mosley as Mom, as she ran Gainesville’s historic Mom’s kitchen for decades before closing it in 2006 . She passed away today and Gainesville remembers her work in the kitchen and the community. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with Gainesville City Comissioner Sherwin Henry about her legacy …

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UF is on the foreront of a Public Education Revolution

Many of the nation’s leaders are turning their attention to public education-making it a popular campaign issue point during the mid-term elections. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz sat down with Don Pemberton, the head of the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning. They discussed his thoughts on public education, …

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World champs with ties to Gainesville?

The World Series is over. But before you forget about baseball season, WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz reports on a connection between Gainesville and the Giants, even though it’s from many, many years past. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/dk giants wrap.mp3]

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Farmers markets popularity rises

A survey on the web site “Liveability.com” ranks Gainesville in the top ten nationwide for its farmers markets. As Dan Katz reports, more Gainesville residents are buying their food locally. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DK Buying Locally in Gainesville.mp3]

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