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

Census show nearly half of Americans are considered “poor”

Recent numbers from the latest Census show nearly half of Americans are considered “poor.”  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more about why more people have a tendency to need help during the holidays. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PoorWomenWRAP.mp3] Arbor House Executive Direcor Christy Finnegan says, during the holiday season there are some trends …

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Perry misstep could change the Republican race

Republican Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry may lose support after making a mistake last night during the Republican Debate in Michigan. When listing the three agencies he wants to cut from the federal government, Perry could only name two. University of Florida Political Science Professor Michael Martinez says the mistake …

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European leaders come to an agreement on euro debt

European leaders came to an agreement early Thursday morning. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on what was involved in the agreement  to avoid a collapse of the euro. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/EurodealWRAP.mp3] (Source interviewed: University of Florida Economist Dave Denslow)

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Possible change in store for blue laws in Gainesville

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ALCOHOLHRCHANGEWRAP.mp3] Until 1975, it was illegal to purchase any alcohol on Sunday in Gainesville.  At the time, Jeffrey Meldon, founder of the Great Southern Music Hall in Gainesville, called into question the blue laws because he wanted to be able to sell alcohol during the shows he held on Sunday. Florida’s …

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New book brings to light human aspect of immigration

Four professors from both Florida and Georgia worked together in researching and co-authoring a book, which brings a human aspect  to immigration. The book is titled, “Living Illegally,” and will be launched at the Matheson Museum tomorrow at 6 p.m. Earlier today WUFT’s Briana Rittersporn talked with one of the authors, …

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