Lauren Rautenkranz

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

Miniature horses help comfort patients in Gainesville

For those of us who have pets, we know how important they can be.  The connection of humans and animals includes some special horses in Gainesville.  When one of Gentle Carousel’s miniature therapy horses walks into a room to visit a  patient, there’s joy on the faces of the person …

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US-Russia relations getting a closer look

US-Russia relations have been shaky since President Obama agreed to a new version of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Lauren Rautenkranz says the president is now working to fix the relationship. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/ObamaRussiaWrap.mp3]

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Mock exercise prepares county agencies for a “real disaster”

Ten Alachua County agencies and private partners came together today to simulate a mass casualty incident. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Gainesville used the mock drill to make sure agencies could practice what do do in a “real” emergency.  TV news clips provided by WUFT-TV. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPmockdrilleditedLR.mp3] …

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Shands welcomes “Leap Day” babies

Leap Day only rolls around once every four years… and so do its babies. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, one family is welcoming their baby girl born on this unique day. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MELeapDayBabiesWRAP.mp3]  

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SFC beefs up security in light of recent crimes

Santa Fe College is stepping up security efforts on its Northwest campus.  In recent weeks SFC experienced an attempted kidnapping and an indecent exposure case on the campus.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz tells about these efforts to create a safer environment for students. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSantaFeSecurityLR.mp3]

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SFC students happy with security improvements

Santa Fe College is increasing security on its Northwest campus to ensure a safer environment for students. More police are present on campus and surveillance cameras were installed to deter future crime. Santa Fe student Anais Edwards is excited about the new improvements. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/edwards2.mp3] Edwards says students have been getting …

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Marion County schools, Ocala utilities at odds

The City of Gainesville and Alachua County School District resolved an issue regarding utility fees last year. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, the city of Ocala and Marion County School District are now having a similar issue. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/FP-Stormwater-Fees-WRAP.mp3|titles=FP Stormwater Fees WRAP]

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Activist groups brings awareness to Gainesville

Just one day after twenty-one people were arrested in a Gainesville sex sting operation, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse is sharing her story and bringing attention to this issue. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenrkanz reports on this survivor’s visit to Gainesville. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/FP-Lauren-Book-WRAP.mp3|titles=FP Lauren Book WRAP]

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