Steven Gallo

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

Making sense of the financial situation in Greece

The plan to put a European rescue deal to a vote in Greece was scrapped today. The Greek Prime Minister changed his mind after a widespread rebellion from within his own Socialist party over the referendum idea. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with University of Florida’s Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences …

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Was Shakespeare a fraud? That is the question.

A new dramatic thriller will hit theaters tomorrow, but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, this new film is already stirring up controversy in academic circles. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Shakespearewrap.mp3] (News source interviewed for this feature was University of Florida English professor and Shakespeare scholar Sidney Homan)

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Lawmakers take a second look at prescription mail-order plan for state workers

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/StateemployeeDrugfeature.mp3] State employees may soon see more changes to their health insurance benefits. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, some Republican lawmakers are now reconsidering recent changes to the benefits. The changes allow state employees to get as many as three 30-day refills of their long-term maintenance medications from …

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Late Florida activist to be remembered this weekend

Stetson Kennedy was an author, folklorist, and human rights activist from north Florida. He died this past August, but yesterday would have been his 95th birthday. This Saturday, the Civic Media Center in Gainesville will be remembering the life of Mr. Kennedy in a memorial service held in his honor. Florida’s 89.1, …

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First execution ordered by Governor Rick Scott draws mixed emotions

After more than three decades, one Florida murder case has finally come to a close with the first lethal injection since Governor Rick Scott took office. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports that after a last-minute appeal to the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out last night. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ExecutionDSG.mp3] [jwplayer …

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The long and hot march to the Swamp

While the University of Florida football team will be put to the test tomorrow, another group of UF students has been preparing for tomorrow’s big game. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on what goes on before the Gator Marching Band takes to Florida Field. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GatorBandFINAL.mp3]

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Hurricane Irene heads toward the outer banks of the Carolinas

Over the next day or so Hurricane Irene will brush by the Florida peninsula.  Meanwhile, the NOAA Tropical Prediction Center and FEMA are in high gear monitoring the storm’s movement just off the eastern coast of the United States.  Steven Gallo reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHurricaneIrenewrap.mp3]

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Getting the word out to new freshmen about the dangers of alcohol

Thousands of new freshmen began classes at the University of Florida campus this week, but with each new school year comes concerns of more new students susceptible to alcohol abuse.  WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with GatorWell Coordinator for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Maureen Miller about the issue of drinking on campus. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MillerQA.mp3]

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