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WUFT Host Interviews

WUFT-FM’s hosts frequently interview musicians, authors, performers and other notable community members. This is where you can find each one.

Nels Cline of Wilco Brings Improvisation Trio to Gainesville

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, talks with guitarist/composer Nels Cline, probably best known as lead guitarist for Wilco. They discuss his latest project, an improvisational collaboration with drummer Gerald Cleaver and saxophonist Larry Ochs. Their new album, ‘What Is To Be Done,’ was released earlier this year by Clean …

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Cuban Band Sweet Lizzy Project To Rock Heartwood Soundstage for Bulla Cubana 2019

Singer Lisset Díaz on forming a band in Cuba: "...it’s not like here, like that you can just gather some friends and start a band. You can’t do that in Cuba. You need permissions. You need someone to tell you – like someone important – to tell you that you are good to go."

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Actors From The London Stage To Perform Hamlet at Phillips Center

Even after 420 years, a play like Hamlet can still be “shockingly relevant.” Actress Grace Andrews says, "I’ve been amazed how lines I’ve known all my life – you know, famous Shakespearean lines – have suddenly ... come out in kind of brutal clarity, of … how I can make sense of them now, today. For example, all the stuff that’s been in the news in the past weeks and Ophelia’s line, ‘He took me by the wrist and held me hard.' I suddenly read that and … it takes your breath away, sometimes, if you allow yourself to make it live in a current way."

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Tom Petty Biographer Warren Zanes to Speak at UF

On speaking at UF Zanes said, “When the call comes from Gainesville, I pick up, because you can’t tell the Tom Petty story without going to Gainesville. It’s a special place.” On Tom Petty's untimely death: "“I didn’t think Jerry Lee Lewis was still going to be alive and Tom Petty wasn’t going to be here. I was just looking forward to those records...."

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After 35 Years in Public Radio, NPR’s Only A Game Host Has Many Plans For Retirement

“Over the many years of doing the radio work that I’ve done, and especially the interviewing that I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to do, I’ve met a number of people who are doing some really fascinating things and I find myself thinking, wouldn’t it be great if I had time to work with these people and help them do this really extraordinary thing that they’re doing. And now I’m going to have the time!”

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