Ryan Vasquez

Ryan is a radio news manager for WUFT News. Reach him by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

Drive Through Weddings, Medical Innovations, And Vaccine Development During COVID-19

Episode 31 features a change in format. We will revisit a story earlier this week on drive-through weddings in Alachua County. Then we will hear from University of Florida Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology Dr. Cameron Smith on a collaboration that is helping protect patients and health care workers alike. Finally, biotech company Noachis Terris is moving to Gainesville to help develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine. We will hear from representatives with the company and the City of Gainesville. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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Researchers Look Into The Role Children Play In Community Transmission Of COVID-19

Episode 30 features Dr. Sarah McKune and Dr. Eric Nelson, two University of Florida researchers leading a study on the role children play in community transmission of COVID-19. They discuss what they hope to learn, and how this study could be useful during future outbreaks. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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Teachers Share What It’s Like Holding Classes Online During COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 26 features Florida teachers Emma Light, Diana Parfait, and Emil Kadhum. They spoke about how they adapted, improvised, and ultimately overcame obstacles quickly to keep their students on track during the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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School System Provides Children With Meals And Fresh Produce During COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 25 features Maria Eunice, Director of Alachua County Public Schools Food and Nutritional Services. She rejoins the cast to discuss how much longer they can provide free meals, and what they're doing to help farmers and families in Alachua County. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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A Gainesville Inn Comes To The Aid Of Cancer Patients In Treatment During COVID-19

Episode 24 features Cornelia Holbrook, Owner of Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville. She discusses her partnership with the Climb For Cancer Foundation to help provide a place for families to stay while traveling for cancer treatments during the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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