Mike Biana

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

Military’s "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is no more

After 17 years of what many consider discrimination and oppression of a minority group, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy eliminated. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta signed off on the decision, repealing the decade-and-a-half long mandate that prohibited military men and women from revealing their sexual orientation. The decision to end …

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Atlantis heads home

The space shuttle Atlantis will make its way home for its final touchdown tomorrow morning. The landing marks the completion of the NASA space program. WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana spoke with CBS correspondent Peter King, who has covered the space program for over 15 years: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KingQnA.mp3]

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Juvenile crime rates are down in Alachua County

Although the crime rate among juveniles in Alachua county is down overall, for young females the figure is on the rise. WUFTFM’s Mike Biana spoke with State Attorney’s Office Director of Victim Services Gretchen Casey about the latest figures. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AlachuaCountyCrimeRatesWRAP.mp3]

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“Food Not Bombs” Co-Founder to visit Gainesville

Food Not Bombs Co-Founder Keith McHenry was released from Volusia County jail this morning after serving 17 days for civil disobedience. Just one day after his release, McHenry plans to make an appearance in Gainesville to talk about the Food Not Bombs movement. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana has more. …

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Keystone Heights man gives his account of Atlantis shuttle launch

The launch of Atlantis marked NASA’s final shuttle mission. A North Central Florida man whose entire life has revolved around aeronautical advances was in Cape Canaveral on Friday to witness the historic event firsthand. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AtlantisLaunchReactionWRAP.mp3]

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Gainesville gets a sunny recommendation

Gainesville is receiving recognition as one of the country’s top solar cities. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, Gainesville Regional Utilities continues to work to develop the solar technology. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GainesvilleSolarGrowthwrap.mp3]

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