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DREAM Act backers not giving up

Young immigrants are attempting to walk all across the nation, from San Francisco to Washington D.C. for one dream. “Campaign for an American Dream” is a walk which supports the passing of the DREAM Act. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara tells us the stories of some of the walkers and …

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UF expert: free trade agreements good for U.S.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Dewey-QNA.mp3] This week, Congress approved bills which would establish free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. President Obama had sent the bills to Congress last week. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Director of the University of Florida Economic Analysis Program Jim Dewey about the role of free trade agreements …

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Teens need time behind the wheel

Teens are fifty percent more likely to crash in their first month of driving than they are a year later.  AAA recently conducted a study on young drivers and Communications Manager Carol Ronis says parents are the solution. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Ronis-1.mp3] She says a couple of easy to follow steps for parents with …

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Like Wall Street, protestors continue to “Occupy Gainesville”

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/occupygainesvillewrap.mp3] The “Occupy Wall Street” movement, which began almost a month ago in New York City, has now spread to 25 cities in the United States including Gainesville and as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, the local protesters have high hopes. The “Occupy Gainesville” Facebook page has over 1,800 …

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Occupy Wall Street has come to Gainesville

It started in New York City in the middle of this month, and as of today has popped up in 1,400 other  cities.  Now the Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality, corporate greed and big banks, government, has erupted in Gainesville. The movement’s Facebook page boasts about 1,700 “likes” and dozens gathered …

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“Occupy Wall Street” rally makes its way to Gainesville

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPWallStreet.mp3] As the “Occupy Wall Street” rally in Lower Manhattan moves into it’s 24th day, one University of Florida professor Samuel P. Stafford says the movement starts at the heart of the nation’s youth, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports. What first started as a social media campaign across college campuses has now reached into …

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Georgia execution continues to stir debate

Last night, Troy Davis was executed after being convicted in 1989, for the murder of an off-duty police officer in Savannah Georgia. The case stirred attention throughout the country about whether or not the justice system was killing an innocent man. A day later many questions remain unanswered, and some people are confused as …

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The days of don’t ask…don’t tell have come to an end.

Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell is no more. Anyone regardless of sexual orientation may openly serve in the United States military beginning today. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Gainesville Community Alliance Founder and President Joseph Antonelli about his reaction to this historic transition. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/DADTQA.mp3]

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NASA unveils plan to build rocket

This past summer it seemed that U.S. led space exploration as we knew it was coming to an end. But, as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, NASA unveiled plans today to build a new rocket. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPNASAfinal.mp3]

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