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Gainesville’s Soul Music History Highlighted In New Book

From Ray Charles' early years in Florida to homegrown stars like Linda Lyndell and Little Jake Mitchell, John Capouya shines a spotlight on the underappreciated contribution Florida has made to the history of soul music in America. "Race is really the context for almost all of the stories I tell." "When white kids started listening to soul music, it really helped the whole movement toward integration of this country that when that music was accepted by a generation, it’s something you can’t quantify, but I think it made a difference."

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Broadcast Bits: Episode 13

Thousands of new journalists join the work force each year. These journalists are trying to join an extremely competitive industry. Hundreds are willing to move across the country as they pursue their professional dreams.

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Harmony Reigns As The Currys Perform Live On WUFT-FM

The Currys return for the 2nd Annual UF Global Health Education Mission Trips Fundraiser at Heartwood Soundstage in Gainesville on Friday, October 27, 2017. Director of the UF Global Health Education Program for the UF College of Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth DeVos, says, "Every year, over a hundred faculty and students from UF participate in spring break medical mission trips providing services to under-served communities and also allowing our students to work with medical students abroad and non-profit organizations abroad to understand better cultural competencies that help to make them better doctors and pharmacists in our communities here." The main event is from 8:00 to 10:00 PM, preceded by a special V.I.P. acoustic performance by The Currys with a Meet & Greet/Q&A Session from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Broadcast Bits: Episode 10

The media spotlight was shining on north central Florida during the last week at white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida. Domestic news outlets, both local and national, covered the story. WUFT was fortunate enough to host an international journalist as the story unfolded.

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Broadcast Bits: Episode 9

Broadcast television mega mergers have paved the way for a few enormous corporations to dominate the local television landscape. A handful of corporations control a majority of local television news outlets in America.

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