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Drumming up support for the Gators

Saturdays in the fall around north central Florida revolve in large part around the University of Florida’s football games with rivals from the SEC. Part of that rivalry is also the battle between marching bands. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Katie Gillen reports on one part of the band that gets especially …

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Cross Florida Greenway is the #1 hotspot for mountain bikers and trail seekers in the state

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection named October as officially Greenways & Trails Month. It’s a way to encourage Floridians and visitors to check out the many trails offered on state-owned property. The number one-ranked area for visitors looking for “green” recreation is in North Central Florida. WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend …

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UF Economist Dave Denslow weighs in on the economy

Political strategist James Carvel coined the phrase, ‘Its the economy, stupid” almost 20 years ago. Yet it still rings true today as economic issues are dominating the November election campaigns. While some politicians argue that President Obama’s economic policies have furthered the recession, others emphasize the inherited nature of many …

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Sizing up the Gator basketball teams

When the Gator basketball teams take the court this season, there will be the usual freshmen making their collegiate debut in the orange and blue. Both the mens’ and womens’ rosters feature freshmen from all around the world. WUFT-FM’s Matthew Cretul has more on some “not-so-new” newcomers. You can catch …

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Remembering the "Alligator Man" Harold Nugent

Services were held yesterday for Harold Nugent at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Mr. Nugent was better known as the “Alligator Man” to the thousands of school children he visited around the state as part of a joint effort with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to teach kids …

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Hide your neck, Dracula is in Gainesville

The Hippodrome State Theatre is putting a modern twist on the blood-sucking play, Dracula. Lauren Caldwell directs the play which stars Justin Sease as Dracula and Jason Weis as Jonathan Harker. Justin Sease, or Dracula gives us an exclusive sneek peak at the blood-thirsty character. [Audio clip: view full post …

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New partnership for Shands

Shands at the Universtiy of Florida will soon have new partners in the healthcare industry. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose reports officials say the patients will benefit from the organizations’ cooperation. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Gator Volleyball ranks #1 for first time in 14 years

The American Volleyball Coaches Association announced its top 25 coaches poll on Monday afternoon and the Gators are alone at the top. The 14 and 1 Florida Gator Volleyball Team is ranked number one for the first time since the 1996 season. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Mike Gillespie spoke with Head …

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How to avoid ponzi investment schemes

Nevin Shapiro developed a Ponzi scheme in Florida and collected more than 880 million dollars over a four year period. 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose spoke with Lori Schock, the Director of Investor Education and Advocacy at the Securities and Exchange Commission. While Ponzi schemes do actually work at first, …

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