Florida Good

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.

Helping visually impaired seniors

As people age, different medical problems can occur.  For some,  maintaining good eyesight can be difficult.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Ashley Goodus reports, the Independence with Low Vision service tries to help elderly people who have visual impairments, and keep them living on their own: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/AshleysProjectelderlyvisualimpairments.mp3]

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Submariners and other veterans honored in Ocala

Veterans from the first nuclear powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, as well as other veterans from other submarines recently met in Ocala for a dedication ceremony to the men who had served on the historical vessel. Florida’s 89-point-one Liana Charles talks to the veterans about their experiences at sea during …

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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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UF students remember Michael Edmonds

Rolling tires and sounding trumpets, all in loving memory of a University of Florida student. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bianca Ventura reports, Michael Edmonds may have passed away too soon, but his memory will never fade. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Edmondsmemorialfinalwrap.mp3]

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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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