World

A projection of economic turmoil in Greece

The economic crisis in Greece is escalating as citizens fears of deflation escalates.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi gets the perspective of Grecian University of Florida Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications, Spiro Kiousis. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/gREECEwrapCatherineAwasthi.mp3]

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Education under fire for some religious groups in Iran

With all the public has been hearing about the violence in the Middle East, sometimes the smaller issues can go unnoticed. Amnesty International is hosting an event tonight in the Rion Ballroom at the J. Wayne Reitz Union on the University of Florida campus where a documentary about religious oppression in …

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Freeze mob for Syria’s freedom

Today students across the University of Florida campus took part in a protest demanding freedom in Syria. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, it’s a protest unlike any other. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Syria3292012LG.mp3] UF Syrian students portray death during a freeze mob to demonstrate the price of fighting for freedom in Syria.

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Riots in Spain reflect a global issue

The magnitude of the riots in Spain this morning took many by surprise. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange takes a more personal look at the riots that could end up welcoming in a new economic structure. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SDSpainWrap3292012.mp3] Scenes from the riots in Spain on Thursday. Scene from protests in Spain …

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US-Russia relations getting a closer look

US-Russia relations have been shaky since President Obama agreed to a new version of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM Lauren Rautenkranz says the president is now working to fix the relationship. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/ObamaRussiaWrap.mp3]

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Strong earthquake hits Mexico

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the south of Mexico. Effects were felt all the way in Mexico City and Acapulco. But as a professor of geology at the University of Florida Mark Panning says, earthquakes in that area are common. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Panning1Mexico.mp3] Even though the epicenter is at a common location …

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UF alum and Ireland native talks about St. Patricks Day traditions

While some Americans see Saint Patrick’s Day as a time of celebration, Irish-Americans see it as a something more. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Paula Cunniffe who is an Irish native and a recent University of Florida graduate student alum about the traditions of Saint Patrick’s Day and …

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