Longform

Looking for an interesting read or listen this weekend? Check out WUFT’s selection of archived longform stories fully of deeply reported written narratives, videos and podcast storytelling.

When The Lights Go Out And Stay Out

When Hurricane Irma swept through Florida, the power was knocked out to thousands of people in the Gainesville area. WUFT News reporter Luke Sullivan found out that even more than three months after the storm, some families are still in the dark. This week, we dedicate our entire podcast episode to one family's story of life without electricity.

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Energy Burden: Reaching Out

Many Gainesville residents may not realize how much low-income families struggle to pay utility bills here. A small but committed corps has worked on the problem for years. But ultimately, solving the energy burden will take the larger community and core fixes, from affordable housing to transportation.

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