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Tax Day doesn’t have to be taxing

Tomorrow is the last day to file your tax returns and Florida’s IRS has a few tips for those rushing to meet the midnight deadline. Florida IRS Spokesman Mike Dobzinski says filing electronically is the best way to go, but you must be careful. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/Dobzinski1.mp3] Dobzinski says the IRS website …

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Colombia trip looks to realign US-Latin America relations

President Obama is heading for Colombia today for his second Summit of the Americas. University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies Director Philip Williams says trade will be a central focus during talks with Latin American leaders. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/04/WILLIAMS2.mp3] He says countries like Brazil have been booming economically and the …

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Congressman Stearns addresses job opportunities while touring UF Innovation Hub

Congressman Cliff Stearns toured the University of Florida Innovation Hub earlier today. The building opened in October of 2011. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT’s Tershone Phillips spoke with Sixth Congressional District Congressman Cliff Stearns about how growing job opportunities around the area can help create a sector around the University of Florida. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/StearnsQA.mp3]

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Ca$hmob farmers market looks to sprout the economy of Alachua County

CashMobs have sprouted up throughout the United States and are modeled after Flash Mobs, events where large groups of people gather to celebrate artistic expression. Cash mobs add the element of supporting local businesses by encouraging people to spend money. Floridas’ 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dina Lewis explains how the Florida Organic Growers …

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International IT company to land in Gainesville

Gainesville, along with internationally acclaimed software engineering company, Mind Tree, are set to create 400 high-tech jobs for Gainesville residents and recent graduates in the next five years. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, the innovators of the plan are very pleased with the announcement. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/kkwrapmindtree.mp3]

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Incentive program may bring job growth in Gainesville

City Commissioners are urging big businesses to take advantage of new programs to boost jobs in Gainesville. The commission approved two incentive programs that will relocate high-tech companies to Community Redevelopment Areas.  Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says despite competition by surrounding communities, these tools will set us apart. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Mastrodicasa1.mp3] …

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