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South Florida organization calls for attention to Syria

Under Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s military regime, residents there have fallen victim to a barrage of tank shells, mortar bomns and nail bombs destroying residential homes and killing innocent civilians. A weekend attack killed nearly three hundred people this weekend in the town of Homs, and just yesterday the United …

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Cuba is the topic, but humanity is the issue

Cuba is a topic of confusion. And although there are lots of opinions when it comes to the politics of the Island, there is never much thought on it’s people, especially their youth. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, there is one group of people that wants to hear …

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Personal stories two years after Haiti earthquake

By Jacob Kushner – WLRN After a massive earthquake struck Haiti two years ago today, the U.S. stopped deporting Haitians.  But next week marks one year since those deportations to Haiti resumed.  24-year-old Franco Coby grew up in Fort Myers, Florida but he was born in Haiti and until this …

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Leadership changes leave open window for social changes

With the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, University of Florida History Professor Paul Ortiz says the country’s future doesn’t rely on influence from the west but rather neighboring South Korea. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/ORTIZ2.mp3] Ortiz says he wouldn’t be surprised to see unrest from North Korean citizens while the new …

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Financial picture in Greece unclear as prime minister steps down

Greece’s Prime Minister George Papandreou has announced he will step down amid the country’s financial crisis. Greece is facing a 200-billion euro debt, but Papandreou stepping down could lead to an agreement that would wipe out half of Greece’s debt. WUFT spoke to Professor of Political Science and Dean of …

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Making sense of the financial situation in Greece

The plan to put a European rescue deal to a vote in Greece was scrapped today. The Greek Prime Minister changed his mind after a widespread rebellion from within his own Socialist party over the referendum idea. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with University of Florida’s Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences …

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World population tops 7 billion

The world became a bigger, more crowded place today.  The global population is expected to hit seven billion.  Along with the birth of a 5 lb., 8-oz baby girl in Manila Philippines came all the worries that surround the planet’s future.  An eye-opening statistic from Population Connection, a national group dedicated to …

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European leaders come to an agreement on euro debt

European leaders came to an agreement early Thursday morning. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on what was involved in the agreement  to avoid a collapse of the euro. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/EurodealWRAP.mp3] (Source interviewed: University of Florida Economist Dave Denslow)

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Human rights awareness comes to UF

An international organization is bringing awareness to University of Florida students.  WUFT-FM’s Carolyn Brewster says Amnesty International is rallying support for all human rights. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/CAROLYNVOICER.mp3]

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