World

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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North Central Florida residents reaching out to help relatives in Japan

Local residents are worrying about their relatives in Japan due to the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country over the weekend. University students are beginning to organize relief efforts. WUFT-FM’s Darby Underwood spoke with University of Florida Japanese Lecturer, Yukari Nakamura about how the aftermath of the disasters is …

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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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More troubles for the mideast

This weekend saw an increase in violence in Libya as protesters continue to demand the ousting of ruler Moammar Gadaffi. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with University of Florida Center for African Studies Director Leonardo Villalon about the destabilization of this area and how he believes it could spread across the …

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