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Jason is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

UF alum keeps camera rolling at shooting

There were tense moments at a Bay County School Board meeting Tuesday afternoon as a disgruntled ex-convict pulled out a gun and opened fire. The event was caught on camera by UF Alum Nadeen Yanes, as she covered the meeting for WMBB News 13. Jason Hackett spoke with Nadeen about …

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Urban Meyer resigns and the Gator Nation reacts

Perhaps the most iconic figure in University of Florida football this decade, besides Tim Tebow, is head coach Urban Meyer. But after six years, and multiple Championships, Meyer announced that he would be stepping down, much to the shock of the college football world. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett …

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Area homeless can count on a meal of plenty at the St. Francis House on Thanksgiving Day

Once again, the St. Francis house is providing hot Thanksgiving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving day. After the controversy over meal limits last year, how is the shelter dealing with meal distribution this year? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett explored the issues and has this report. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPThanksgivingHomeless.mp3]

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Gainesville residents react to new airport security measures

New TSA Regulations recently put in place have brought up issues of security vs privacy. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett went to Gainesville Regional Airport to talk to travelers visiting Gainesville for the Holidays to see what their Airport experiences were like. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPairportscans.mp3]

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Bridging the achievement gap

A new report released today(Tuesday) shows troubling findings among black male students in public schools. According to the report, the gap between black male students and everyone else is widening. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett has more on a program at the University of Florida, which is trying to help. …

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Do you believe in ghosts? Halloween approaches….

The night most kids, and some adults have been waiting for all year is just days away. We’re talking about Halloween. Candy aside, ghosts are a big theme of the holiday. But are they more than just Urban Legends? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FP Paranormal Final.mp3]

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PALS program aims to end bullying in Alachua County schools

Many people wore purple this week to remember the lesbian, gay, bisexual teens who have recently comitted suicide. Meanwhile, the debate over how to deal with bullying in American continues. And as WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett reports, in Alachua County there is a program that seeks to prevent bullying attacks in …

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UF School of Music becomes an "All Steinway School"

On Wednesday (October 6) it was out with the old and in with the new at the University of Florida’s School of Music. Recently, the school acquired brand new Steinway and Son’s pianos, officially giving the school the prestigious designation of being an All-Steinway school. WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/steinway.mp3]

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