Stephanie Brown

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

National mortgage plan may not resonate in Gainesville

Nationwide, struggling owners are expecting relief following a mortgage deal struck by the federal government and many large banks, but Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors President Craig Wilburn says it may not be the long term solution North Central Florida really needs. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/WILBURN2.mp3] The plan outlines two possible paths for …

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Lillian S. Wells Foundation gives donation for brain tumor research

The University of Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery received a $10 million gift from the Lillian S. Wells Foundation. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Florida Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery William Freidman about how the institute will use the funds to further research the causes and treatments of brain tumors. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FreidmanQASB.mp3]  

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University of Florida professor reacts to Florida primary

Despite Republican Candidate Mitt Romney’s win, the Florida Presidential Preference Primary proved some difficulties lie ahead for Romney. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science professor Dan Smith about the biases certain southern republicans may have against the candidate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SmithQAFeb12012ChipSkambis.mp3]

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Senate subcommittee reviews last year’s voting law

With the national spotlight shining on Florida’s voters ahead of the Republican Presidential Primary, United States Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson and U.S. Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin are refocusing that attention on Florida’s voting laws. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown reports a Senate subcommittee held a hearing today to hear the …

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National spotlight on north Florida begins today

More than four million viewers are expected to turn their attention to North Florida tomorrow for another Republican presidential debate. University of North Florida spokeswoman Sharon Ashton says CNN came to the campus just a few weeks ago, and students and staff have been scrambling ever since. “We’ve had a …

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GOP candidates begin seriously campaigning in Florida

With his South Carolina victory in hand, Newt Gingrich along with the rest of the GOP presidential nominees are now setting their sites on the next big target: Florida. Starting with tonight’s NBC-sponsored debate in Tampa, Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, and Paul will continue to debate the issues until the Florida primary next …

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Amping up safety measures at Santa Fe

Efforts to keep students safe in light of a recent kidnapping at Santa Fe College may lead to permanent changes to safety procedures on campus. SFC General Counsel Patti Locascio says they are considering more lighting, as a start. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/LOCASCIO6.mp3] She says they are currently supporting the Alachua County Sheriff’s …

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More than just peanuts and Cracker Jacks for Alachua

The City of Alachua is warming up to hit one out of the park.  A contract signing today will officially bring the Babe Ruth softball World Series back to the city for the second time. Assistant to the City Manager Adam Boukari says this summer’s tournament will keep the city …

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Deputies save couple from oncoming train, follow with DUI arrest

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy on off-duty patrol saved two lives early this morning. Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Jenifer Lowe says two intoxicated people drove on to railroad tracks at Highway 326 and NE 36th Avenue when the deputy and another Sergeant on-scene noticed a train approaching. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/LOWE3.mp3] The deputies got …

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