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Lawmaker, utility talk about nuclear plant

Some critics claim Progress Energy’s proposed nuclear power plant in Levy County may not be built. WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend spoke with State Senator Mike Fasano about the potential future of the plant. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/FisanoQA.mp3|titles=FisanoQ&A] Despite the senator’s complaints, Progress Energy says it still plans on building the reactors. WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis  spoke …

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Gainesville has a voice in Washington, D.C.

Florida’s legislative delegation is hearing about of a number of Gainesville projects today. Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa says she is making the case for many issues to wrap up a two-day stay on Capitol Hill, but her main focus is on improving infrastructure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/MastrodicasaB.mp3] Other projects include improving RTS …

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Santorum’s primary wins highlight divide in Republican party

Tuesday night’s Republican presidential primaries in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado turned out unexpectedly with Rick Santorum winning all three.  WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of South Florida Political Science Professor Susan MacManus about what exactly these results mean. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/02/MacManus_Web1.mp3|titles=MacManus_Web]

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University of Florida professor reacts to Florida primary

Despite Republican Candidate Mitt Romney’s win, the Florida Presidential Preference Primary proved some difficulties lie ahead for Romney. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science professor Dan Smith about the biases certain southern republicans may have against the candidate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SmithQAFeb12012ChipSkambis.mp3]

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