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Celebrity case brings questions about chemotherapy effects

While chemotherapy is used in the treatment of cancer it can cause negative side effects.  As Florida’s 89-point-1 WUFT-FM’s Robert Lopez reports, the treatment of a celebrity is shining some light on how  this treatment can cause much more illness to patients than most people realize. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/06/MDS-Wrap.mp3|titles=MDS Wrap]

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Documentary on Sunshine Skyway Bridge jumpers wins national Murrow Award

“Suicide” is often considered a sensitive topic in society.  But independent radio producer Rich Halten says he hopes his recent Murrow Award winning documentary on the subject can help make a difference to people thinking about taking their life.  Halten recently produced a documentary called “Splash” telling the story of a …

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Small town remembers its past

History buffs in Florida may want to come to Alachua County on Saturday.  The Battle of Micanopy’s 176th Commemoration event in the historic town of Micanopy is taking place. This year’s event memorial will be unlike all the others. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/06/Battle-of-Micanopy-Wrap-Steph-Strasser.mp3|titles=Battle of Micanopy Wrap Steph Strasser]    

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Watching planets at area college Tuesday

Whether you’re a star-gazer or not, you’re sure to hear about what’s called “Venus Transit”, an event where the planet Venus is closest to us, as it moves between the Sun and earth.  This astronimcal event should be in our viewing area between six o’clock tommorrow afternoon and sunset.  For …

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“The Marvelous Wonderettes” opens tonight at the Hippodrome State Theatre

The latest production at the Hippodrome State Theatre, opening tonight will take the audience on a musical trip down memory lane.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with two of the actors in the the Hipp’s production of “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMarvelousWonderettesFinalQA.mp3] (pictured from left to right) Wendi Stoltzfus who …

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Little Jake Mitchell brings the blues to the Bo Diddley downtown plaza tonight

The National African American Music Appreciation Month kicks off today with music from Blues Singer Little Jake Mitchell.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles reports, his concert is part of the “Free Fridays” concert series at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPLittleJakeFinal.mp3] Little Jake Mitchell with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Liana Charles. Donna …

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Remembering legendary guitarist Doc Watson

Doc Watson, the grammy award-winning guitarist who has influenced and been revered by virtually every great bluegrass flatpicker in the country has died. The 89-year-old musician, who was blind from age 1, had recently undergone abdominal surgery at a hospital in Winston Salem, N.C., but died a few days later. Florida’s …

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