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Drop in mail volume may cause relocation of Gainesville postal service facility

The increase in internet usage along with a shaky economy have brought about a decrease in the volume of mail circulated through the United States Postal Service. Now that decrease is affecting a local USPS distribution center’s full operating presence in North Central Florida. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/USPSWrapfinalforWEB.mp3]

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Space shuttle blasts off on second to last mission

The Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-134.

Space shuttle Endeavour is finally on its way. Endeavour blasted off on the next-to-last shuttle flight this morning under the command of Mark Kelly, the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The wounded congresswoman watched the launch in private from Kennedy Space Center. Meanwhile, U.S. Senator from Florida, Bill Nelson spoke …

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P. K. Yonge names new director

P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, affiliated with the University of Florida announced today it will have a new director starting July 1st, but the person assuming the position isn’t a new face on P.K. Yonge’s campus. Current Director of Research and Outreach at the school, who is also a professor …

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50 Years Later: “Freedom Riders” remembered

The efforts of bus loads of many young people in the early 1960s is remembered for how it affected the Civil Rights movement and segregation in the Jim Crow south. WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski talked with Dr. Paul Ortiz, the University of Florida’s director of the Proctor oral history program about …

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Driving with dignity

Dignity Project Second Generation Incorporated is celebrating its first birthday from 11 to 2PM on May 19th, with a celebration that’s open to the public. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports, organizers planned the celebration to thank the community for the continued support. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDignitydepth.mp3]

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Food drive brings more than just letters to mailboxes

The nation’s largest food drive is hitting North Central Florida tomorrow in an effort to “Stamp Out Hunger”. North Central Florida United Way Marketing and Communications Vice President Mindy Underberger says families in the community need this help, especially at this time of year. “It provides much needed staples for …

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Ridding the stigma of depression

Studies estimate that approximately 17 million people suffer from depression in the United States, yet many do not seek treatment. Mental health expert and author Carol Kivler says this may have something to do with a stigma about depression. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with her about the stigma of depression, …

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Gainesville innovators think outside the box

After Florida Sustainables took home the Cade Prize for innovation last night, the future may still be in plastics. Two University of Florida innovators, Dr. Stephen Miller and Ryan Martin created Florida Sustainables to create plastic that is both cost effective and more environmentally friendly. Earlier today, Dan Katz spoke …

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Honoring twenty five years of advocacy

An advocate for displaced women is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires after 25-years of service as the coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin says there is still a need to help women. “There was much more I think counseling involved in the beginning of …

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UF offers sustainability major

The University of Florida is offering a brand new major to students. The new Sustainability Studies” major will allow students the chance to study the humanities, social and natural sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Political Science Professor Les Thiele is the director of the major. Thiele …

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Santa Fe honors retiring coordinator

An advocate for women who needed help in North Central Florida for the past 25 years is being honored at Santa Fe College as she retires as coordinator of the Displaced Homemaker program. Nancy Griffin started in 1986, and after helping more than 35-hundred women rebuild their lives after divorce …

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Food Drive This Saturday

Gainesville’s Bread of the Mighty food bank and four other charities are gearing up for this weekend—when the U-S Post Office will help with a food drive. Food bank director Anne Voyles says non-perishable food left at your mail box Saturday morning will be picked up by the carrier for …

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