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The news isn’t all bad. There are people in Gainesville and across the rest of our slice of Florida doing good work and trying to make their community a better place. These are their stories.

Bread of the Mighty food bank combats growing hunger problem

The US Department of Agriculture says one in five Alachua county residents struggles to buy food. The agency also says one in four children face hunger regularly. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo says one of Gainesville’s largest food banks is tackling this problem head on. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/05/STEPHSBREADOFTHEMIGHTYREVISED.mp3] The warehouse holds a …

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Gainesville to raise awareness for farmworkers

The city of Gainesville is joining a nationwide project to raise awareness on the issues farmworkers face. Interfaith for Immigrant Justice Organizer Kim Hunter says farmworkers work under very dangerous conditions. Hunter hopes to educate residents on the importance of farmworkers in their community. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/HunterSB.mp3] The city will officially acknowledge …

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Area programs help the unemployed find work

Florida’s unemployment rate has fallen below 10-percent for the first time in 2 years according to the Florida Deparment of Economic Opportunity. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, there are some programs in place to help North Central Florida job seekers no matter how bad their situation might seem. …

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Camp Blanding ceremony gives send-off to engineer unit

A civil engineer response force is preparing for deployment to Qatar, and Florida National Guard Spokesman Ron Tittle says a gathering today at Camp Blanding will send the unit off. He says the members of the 202nd RED HORSE Deployment Engineer unit will focus on highly specialized training. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Tittle8.mp3] About …

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Islam Awareness Month ends in celebration

Islam Awareness month has come to a close this year, but Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Ally Gardner says one University of Florida campus group ended with a night of festivities. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/WRAPIslamClosingCeremony.mp3]

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Couple married 57 years shares secrets to lasting love

On a day like today, many people believe love is left for the young. But today Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko spoke with University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ former dean, Ralph Lowenstein and his wife Bronia about proving this notion false. The two have been married for nearly sixty years …

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