Michael Cadigan

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

Budget cuts expected to hit UF liberal arts

The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is facing $5.9 million in budget cuts in response to reduced state funding in the budget signed last month. The college’s proposal is to lay off staff, freeze faculty hiring and reduce admissions to selected doctoral programs. UF Faculty Senate …

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Incoming cold front could mean more severe smoke conditions

Wildfires in North Central Florida continue to burn with the County Line fire causing most area smoke.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the haze is causing problems along area roadways. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/CountyLineFireSmokeWrap.mp3] Osceola National Forest Firefighter Byron Hart captured this night scene on the County Line Fire on Saturday night. …

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Florida Senate to tackle redistricting in special session

Florida lawmakers are in special session today, with the Senate reworking district lines.  University of Florida Law Professor Joseph Little says redistricting is a difficult process because it has to satisfy many different provisions in the Constitution. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Little6.mp3] The special session will conclude on March 28th.

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Satchel’s owner working to get the restaurant open again

Although no one was injured in a kitchen fire at Satchel’s Pizza last night, there was significant structural damage done.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the owner is already reaching out to insurance agencies and employees to get the restaurant back up and running. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/michaelvoicer1.mp3] Photos by- Michael Cadigan/ …

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Lintense discussion on Jeremy Lin held at UF

With New York Knicks Point Guard Jeremy Lin’s growing popularity and media appearances, WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says not everyone finds the coverage to be appropriate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CadiganLinsanitywrap.mp3] Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs Director Leah Villanueva talking with Institute of Black Culture Director Dr. John Johnson. University of Florida students discussing Jeremy …

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