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Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards is Operations Coordinator and local host for Morning Edition on WUFT-FM. His background includes 30+ years of radio in South Florida as an air personality, promotion director, and morning show producer (WSHE, WZTA, & WFLC). His previous education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Miami where he was also general manager of WVUM-FM. Upon his arrival in Gainesville in 2006 to pursue a telecommunication master’s degree at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, he worked as an air personality at WRUF-FM (both Rock104 and Country 103.7 The Gator). One of Glenn’s passions is local music. Since 1990, he has produced and hosted local music programs in both South Florida and Gainesville, playing demos and independent releases from unsigned artists, many of whom went on to national prominence including: Marilyn Manson, Sister Hazel, For Squirrels, Matchbox 20, Saigon Kick, Mary Karlzen, Nil Lara, Hundred Waters, and more.

Gainesville Music History Book Wins Florida Book Award

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, two Eagles (Bernie Leadon and Don Felder), and Stephen Stills: all in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all started making music in Gainesville in the 1960s. Musician Marty Jourard (The Motels) was there and tells the story in his award-winning book, "Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town" (2016, University Press of Florida).

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Meet New NPR Weekend Edition Sunday Host, Lulu Garcia-Navarro

Lulu Garcia-Navarro discusses changing jobs and changing names. One thing that doesn't change, the role of the press: “Our job is to do the job that we’ve always done, which is to try and discern what is happening, report the truth to the best of our ability, and keep the people in power – from whatever party – to account.”

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Former CIA Operations Officer Turned Author, T.L. Williams

Williams says, “…Hollywood deals in sensationalism … although ARGO I think actually comes really close to being very realistic, but a lot of it is sensationalized. You know, I’ve always described being an intelligence officer in the field as being 75 percent pretty normal, 20 percent scary, and five percent just really scary.”

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