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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.

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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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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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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True Stories of Florida Game Wardens With Author, Veteran Florida Wildlife Officer, Bob H. Lee

To gather these stories about the excitement, dangers, and disasters that game wardens face every day on the job, veteran Florida wildlife officer Bob H. Lee “spent three years interviewing working and retired officers from one end of Florida to the other from Live Oak … to the Everglades, to the big cattle ranches west of Lake Okeechobee, Big Pine Island, Lake Apopka, Kissimmee River marsh, and many other locations in this state.”

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