Ryan Vasquez

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

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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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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