Ryan Vasquez

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

City of Gainesville Partners With Local Restaurants To Feed Vulnerable People During COVID-19 Crisis

Episode 20 features Shannon Snow, Pitmaster for Sonny's BBQ. He spoke with us about how his restaurant got involved in the FEED GNV pilot program, which is providing meals to some of the city’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus crisis 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 Drone Manufacturing Company Switches To Masks To Aid Medical Professionals On The Front Lines

Episode 18 features Thomas Rambo, CEO of Altavian, a Gainesville-based drone manufacturer. He discusses how his company has turned their production from drones to reusable masks to help answer the ongoing national supply shortage due to 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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How Often Should You Go To The Grocery Store During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 17 features Keith Schneider, a professor at the University of Florida's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. He explains how often you should be making trips to the grocery store and how to best protect yourself when you do. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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UF Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Open Source Ventilator

Episode 16 features Dr. Samsun Lampotang, a professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Florida and the director of the Center for Safety, Simulation, and Advanced Learning Technology. Dr. Lampotang, along with his colleagues, has developed an open-source design for a ventilator built using common hardware store parts. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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Two Religious Leaders Discuss Easter During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 15 features Bishop John Howard and Father Tom Willis. The two religious leaders discuss how they and their communities have adapted to this new version of Easter, and the significance of the holiday’s message in the time of coronavirus. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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One Rabbi Helps Jews Hold Passover Seder In Isolation Amidst COVID-19

Episode 13 features Director of the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Community Center, Rabbi Berl Goldman. He spoke about what he is doing to make sure hundreds of Seder dinners are available in Gainesville to help Jews celebrate Passover in isolation. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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How The University of Florida Is Responding To The COVID-19 Pandemic

Episode 12 features University of Florida Spokesperson Steve Orlando who gives an update on the status of the university during the COVID-19 pandemic and what is being done for students who couldn't return home. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north-central Florida. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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