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Musician Billy Buchanan Speaks About Black History Month Concert At Bo Diddley Plaza

Cleveland-born singer/songwriter Billy Buchanan will perform with his band Sunday, February 11 at Bo Diddley Plaza as part of the Gainesville’s celebration of Black History Month. In this extended conversation with WUFT’s Dana Hill, Buchanan talks about developing an early love for classic soul and R&B that inspired him to pursue a career as a musician.

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Listen to ‘The Point’: 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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Listen to ‘The Point’: The Stakes at Hawthorne High

We're midway through a pivotal school year at Hawthorne Middle/High School, where anything less than a "C" grade on this year's school accountability report would mean the school's closure. Reporter Bailey Lefever joins us to talk about how people there are feeling and what has been done to turn it around in time.

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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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