Ryan Vasquez

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

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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Alachua County Jail Take Precautions For COVID-19

Episode 11 features Alachua County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Frank Kinsey. Kinsey spoke about how all inmates at the county jail are fully aware of the COVID-19 outbreak and the jail is following all necessary protocols to protect both guards and inmates. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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Dr. Bruce Spiess Has An Alternative To N95 Masks

Episode 10 features, Dr. Bruce Spiess, a University of Florida Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Spiess has created an alternative to the N95 masks that are in short demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. He just needs a little help from the community. This podcast serves to provide updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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Alachua County Public Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Services Maria Eunice

Episode 6 features Alachua County Public Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Services Maria Eunice. She talks about what the school system is doing to provide free meals to students for what could be an indefinite amount of time. This podcast provide daily updates on Florida's response to coronavirus, with a particular focus on north central Florida.

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