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UF student back in Florida, after Japan quake

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month has meant an end to a semester abroad for about a dozen University of Florida students. One of those students, Alyssa Post, who was studying the Japanese language, shared her observations of the tragedy in Japan with WUFT-FM’s Laura McKeman. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PostQA.mp3]

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UF geologist: more aftershocks likely in Japan

Aftershocks following a large earthquake can occur for years. A magnitude 6.5 aftershock struck Northern Japan Sunday. University of Florida Department of Geological Sciences associate professor, Raymond Russo says this aftershock, and many others, are expected. He talked with WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Kern. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QUAKE-QA.mp3]

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Energy expert weighs in on Japan’s nuclear crisis

After the word “deadzone” has begun to surface in predictions for the aftermath of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis, Experts are worrying how grave the situation will become. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Program Director Sara Barczack about the latest in Japan and what it could mean …

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Remembering the legendary Elizabeth Taylor

Legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor passed away this morning at the age of 79 after a long fight with congestive heart failure. Taylor, best known for her work in ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’, was a charitable philanthropist who gave a great deal to charities and helped to start …

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Update: UF students and Japan, longer version

On Tuesday’s Front Page edition of All Things Considered on WUFT-FM, we talked with a University of Florida official about how UF students are affected by events in Japan. WUFT-FM’s Sammantha Taub reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SAMWRAP.mp3]

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University of Florida students back from Japan

Through all the devastation in Japan due to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami University of Florida students found their way home safely. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s TJ Villamil reports, getting them back to America was no easy task. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/VillamilJapan.mp3]

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Libya and United States: UF expert comments

In a multi-national effort which included French coalition building and U-S flight campaigns, the forces still loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi were attacked this weekend. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with University of Florida Center for African Studies Director Leonardo Villalon about the significance of the U-S role in Libya …

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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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