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

Celebrating royally without crossing the pond

As the world watched Prince William marry Catherine Middleton this morning at Westminster Abbey, one Gainesville group of royal enthusiasts gathered for its own little taste of the royal wedding. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose has more on a local pub’s celebration fit for a queen. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/RoyalCelebrationWrapforWeb.mp3]

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New York teenager travels to the Space Coast for Discovery’s last launch

As the space shuttle program launches the last few scheduled missions, each launch is now a special and unique experience. WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose attended Discovery’s 39th and final launch on Thursday. After lift-off from Kennedy Space Center, she met up with a special guest, 17-year-old Zoey Strassfield. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/teenager.mp3]

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Space shuttle Discovery launched Thursday

The space shuttle Discovery is off on its last mission. WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose was at Cape Canaveral. Just before the launch she talked with Front Page Edition of ATC host Joanna Wise about today’s mission and the overall impact of the shuttle program on Florida’s Space Coast. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDiscoveryQA.mp3]

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Shark attacks down in Florida but up in the nation

With Florida’s long coastline, the state traditionally sees the highest number of shark attacks per year globally. Last year, the number of attacks around the world climbed, but there were actually fewer reported in the state. WUFT’s Kara VanHoose spoke with the Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History …

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Looking at what’s next for NASA’s space program

Since NASA first sent a man to the Moon in 1969, the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida has been a vital part of the community, providing not only jobs, but key revenue to residents. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose reports, big changes to the shuttle …

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Florida business owners want BP to pay up

Even though the BP Gulf Oil Spill was almost nine months ago, Northwest Florida Retailers are still feeling the effects. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose spoke with Florida Retail Federation Deputy General Council Samantha Padgett about the FRF’s plan to help retailers recover from the long-term effects of …

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Guitarist Sam Pacetti brings his music to the Unitarian Universalist Church in a benefit for the Civic Media Center

Singer-Songwriter Sam Pacetti brings his diverse and mesmerizing guitar talent to Gainesville tonight at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in a benefit for the Gainesville Civic Media Center. Pacetti grew up in Saint Augustine and is a full-time musician, travelling the country playing in music festivals and …

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