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.

Public Invited To Remember Veterans At Special Memorial Day Service

Alachua County Veterans Services invites the Gainesville community to a special Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony and barbeque will honor a unique group of Gainesville veterans. WUFT’s Erica Cordell talked with retired Alachua County Veterans Services Director, Jim Lynch about the 20,000 veterans in Gainesville. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/5lynch2.mp3]

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Remembering A Fallen Marine

Alachua County residents lined 39th avenue to welcome home Marine, Lance Corporal Phillip Paul Clark on Thursday (May 27th). The motorcade started in Jacksonville and ended up at Williams Thomas Funeral Home in Jonesville. WUFT’s Andrea Gazmuri talked with some of the people who turned out to show their respect …

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Homeless Advocates Rally To End Meal Limits

More than 750,000 people find themselves homeless every day in America. While shelters and organizations provide meals for those in need daily, still hundreds of thousands of people go hungry on a daily basis. No where is the issue more controversial than Gainesville where homeless advocates say current restrictions keep …

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Migrant Workers Seek Better Lives Part Three

Workers bend over in a bean field in Homestead, Florida right outside of the Everglades the day after Thanksgiving. The migrant worker’s story, like so many groups who live in poverty, is often a forgotten one. Many young migrants have now made an effort to come together and use new, …

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Migrant Workers Seek Better Lives Part Two

Twenty-two year old farm worker and student Veronica Lopez takes a break from picking beans on a windy day after Thanksgiving in Homestead, Florida. A day of hard labor in the fields for a migrant worker yields about 30 dollars on a good day. A hard day in the classroom …

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