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Speaker bring attention to Palestinian oppression in speech at UF

University of Florida Students for Justice in Palestine hoped to raise awareness about Palestinian oppression through various demonstrations on campus. American Association for Palestinian Equal Rights Public Education and Outreach Associate, Julia Hurley, spoke to students on her transformation from pro-Israel conservative to a Palestinian rights advocate saying she has …

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The frustration of trying to communicate with family in Japan

As the rest of the world waits to see if Japan can avoid a nuclear catastrophe, University of Florida Graduate assistant Taketo Nakao waits for his next phone call from his family in Japan. Nakao shares his experience with Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Natalie Beigel. He shares the difficulty communicating …

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Safely covering the most dangerous stories

Some of the biggest stories in the news recently have included the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, and now, the earthquake in Japan. All are very dangerous for those directly involved in the story, but what about the journalists who cover them? WUFT-FM’s Miguel Lopez talked with NPR Correspondent …

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Social media role in Japan earthquake, tsunami response

From news network “tweets” to personal Facebook updates, social media sites can be important tools for gaining information in the wake of a disaster. As WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown reports, these technological tools are especially important in earthquake and tsunami-stricken Japan. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SOCIALMEDIAWRAP.mp3]

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12 UF students studying abroad in Japan are okay

A dozen University of Florida students are currently studying abroad in Japan. The Executive Director of the International Center at UF, Susanne Hill immediately tried to communicate with the students following the 8-point-nine-magnitude earthquake off Japan’s coast. Hill spoke with WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SusanneHillQA.mp3]

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Why Japanese architecture handles earthquakes better

Japanese architecture is known worldwide for its strength against earthquakes. But what does Japanese architecture have that makes it so resilient? And how prepared is it to deal with tsunamis, like the ones seen on Friday afternoon? WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University of South Florida School of Architecture and …

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The Havana cigar goes global

Many people attended a lecture titled “The Havana Cigar Goes Global” Wednesday night on the University of Florida Campus. The 2011 Bacardi Family Lecture had a great turnout as it looked into the significance, history, and future of the Havana cigar. Jean Stubbs is the University of Florida Center for …

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