Paula Cuniffe

Paula is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org

Amateur Athletic Association to address child sexual abuse concerns

In light of several cases emerging in recent weeks that involve alleged child sexual abuse associated with athletic programs, The Amateur Athletic Association has appointed two independent task forces. These task forces will address protocols, policies, and procedures at the AAU. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with CEO and …

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Doctors concerned about potential medicare cuts

Congress could impose a 27 percent cut in payments to doctors for treating Medicare Patients in the new year. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, doctors are considered that this drop could affect both doctors and patients. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPmedicare.mp3]

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Endangered sharks receive protection from harvesters

Movies and media often portray shark-infested oceans and shark attacks as a regular occurrence. But some species of sharks in Florida are actually endangered. The Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission has brought forward a motion to prohibit harvesting tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead sharks in Florida waters.  Florida’s 89.1, …

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New charges may be filed in skeet shooting case

A man who was shot while skeet shooting with friends at the Forest Grove Baptist Church in October died today. He was allegedly shot by Patrick McCall, who randomly fired shots in the direction of the church to stop the skeet shooters. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFTFM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, his …

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Turn of the Screw is the latest thriller at Hippodrome State Theatre

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/turnofscrewFINAL.mp3] As people begin to think about their Halloween costumes and pumpkins start to appear on front porches across the county, the Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville is also gearing up for the Halloween season. The Hippodrome’s latest play, The Turn of the Screw, is based on a nineteenth century story by Henry James, which has been adapted by …

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University of Florida students react to Amanda Knox’s release

Amanda Knox was just another study abroad student in Italy in 2007, until her roommate was murdered and she became a suspect in the case. Four years later she has been released from an Italian prison and has returned to the United States. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, …

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Tobacco companies take federal government to court

This week four of the five largest U.S. tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the federal government. They say new graphic warnings on cigarette packets violate their first amendment right to free speech. University of Florida professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communications Clay Calvert spoke to Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Paula …

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Florida universities seek funding for dental programs

Three Florida universities are applying to the Board of Governors for funding to expand their dental programs. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe reports, schools say they are trying to meet the demand for more dentists around the state. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DentalschoolWRAP.mp3]

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