Samantha Taub

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

Georgia execution continues to stir debate

Last night, Troy Davis was executed after being convicted in 1989, for the murder of an off-duty police officer in Savannah Georgia. The case stirred attention throughout the country about whether or not the justice system was killing an innocent man. A day later many questions remain unanswered, and some people are confused as …

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Budget cuts bring about resignations in High Springs

By 5 p.m. Friday both Police Chief James Troiano and fire Chief Verne Riggall will be leaving their positions within their departments in High Springs.  Florida’s 89.1,  WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on why the two city officials will no longer be working for High Springs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/highspringsWRAPfinal.mp3]

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UF President Bernie Machen gives state of the University of address

University of Florida President Bernie Machen delivered his annual State of the University Address this afternoon before the UF Faculty Senate. President Machen discussed the diversity on campus, UF’s progress in trying to restore the 3% reduction from state employee salaries, and initiative to re-examine and renew UF’s graduate programs. …

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New MLK memorial opens in Washington

Just before the 48th anniversary of Martin Luther King Junior’s, “I have a Dream Speech, a new memorial in honor of him  was opened in Washington D.C. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports about the new memorial and what this new monumental statue means for the country. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MLKWRAPFINAL.mp3]

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Red Cross closely monitoring hurricane Irene

Though Hurricane Irene looks as though it won’t be affecting North Central Florida directly, there could still be some impacts from the storm throughout the state. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports, on what the Red Cross is doing to keep people safe and prepared. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRedCrossWRAP.mp3]

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Florida ranks high in boating accidents

Florida ranks number one for the total number of boat owners in the nation. Along with this, Florida is also at the top of the list when it comes to boating mishaps. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Samantha Taub has more… [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/boatingWRAPfinal.mp3]

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Final launch for NASA most likely to be postponed

Tomorrow will mark what is supposed to be the end of NASA’s shuttle program. Samantha Taub spoke with CBS Correspondeent Peter King about the shuttle Atlantis’ final launch and what is next to come. King says despite efforts to take off tomorrow, certain conditions could postpone the final flight a …

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