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UF faculty member safe in Cairo

As Americans watch the drama play out in Egypt, some University of Florida faculty members have more than a passing interest in the events. Rasha Kamhawi is an assistant professor of telecommunication in the UF Collge of Journalism and Communications. She has been in Cairo since October of 2010, and …

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UF students from Egypt react to protests abroad

Protests in Egypt began one week ago today, and even thousands of miles away their voices can be heard. With a large international student population, the University of Florida is home to a large Egyptian community which is reaching out to friends and family in the country as often as …

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Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger

For many Americans, there is a love affair with the astronauts who dared to test the limits of space. And with its home at Cape Canaveral in Florida , perhaps no where else was the love so strong. FPR’s Tom Krynski reports on a day 25 years ago, which changed …

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New Florida Springs Institute will serve as an umbrella organization to collect data and raise awareness of Florida’s springs

On Tuesday night the Marion County Commission will continue discussion about potentially taking over the operation of the Silver Springs attraction. One researcher planning to attend that meeting is Bob Knight. Knight did his doctoral research on the Silver River back in the 1970s under the guidance of the late …

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Why Florida lags behind the nation in job creation

As unemployment continues to be a problem around the country, Florida in particular is searching for ways to create jobs. Governor Rick Scott released a statement on Friday calling Florida’s 12% unemployment rate unacceptable. WUFT’s Dan Katz spoke with economist Hank Fishkind about unemployment nationwide, what may be in store …

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Understanding natural disasters around the globe

Natural disasters are concerns for all parts of the world. Earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods were issues many people had to face last year. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Darby Underwood reports, this year will not be any different. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPEarthquakeWrap.mp3]

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UF researchers help citrus industry

University of Florida scientists are looking into some ways to improve the citrus industry in Florida and around the world. Recently, they’ve pioneered some progress for oranges in particular. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Laura McKeeman brings us more on a first for the citrus industry happening right here in your …

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High school student is "Keeper of the Dream"

The observance of Martin Luther King day in Alachua County brings people together, and gives some young people, a chance to speak out on the holiday, sharing some of their thoughts with the community. WUFT-FM’s Tom Krynski reports on an Alachua county teenager, who remembers what Martin Luther King meant …

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Senator Bob Graham discusses recommendations of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

Former Governor and longtime U.S. Senator from Florida, Bob Graham served as the Co-Chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Graham says the recommendations announced and handed to President Barak Obama this week focused on three main concerns: safety, response to an …

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Remembering Saleha

At least one hundred students came together on Saturday for a candlelight vigil in honor of Saleha Huuda, the University of Florida student whose body was found in a brush fire more than a week ago. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lyndsey Hearn-Hoover reports, those who gathered shared moving stories of …

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Profound healing, forgiveness and acceptance form the theme of the Hippodrome State Theatre’s latest comedy

What do astrophysics, the rapture, global warming and twister have in common? All have a tie to the latest production opening Friday night at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with two of the actors from “End Days”. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Enddays.mp3]

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Cold weather reflections of winter wardrobes

Florida has experienced a very cold winter so far with the kind of weather that makes residents of the Sunshine State question whether they really do live in a subtropical climate. Commentator Shelley Fraser Mickle says all the cold, cold days have had her remembering her favorite ugly winter coat. …

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Making strides with children with autism

While some disorders seem far from having a cure, researchers have made some recent discoveries on how to work with autistic children to give them more success. University of Florida researchers with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders are researching the use of intensive behavior therapy. But as Trishna …

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Jamie McCloskey: keeping athletes on track at UF

Overseeing the academic success of athletes at the University of Florida is no easy task. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Matthew Cretul has this profile of one of the key men behind the scenes of UF’s athletic program. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/McCloskeyMattCretul.mp3]

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Steinhatchee businesses still hurting months after BP oil spill

Despite the fact oil from the BP Horizon spill never reached the west coast of Florida, several small fishing communities around North Central Florida still suffered economically. Recently Trent Kelly traveled to the small town of Steinhatchee just north of Cross City to see if things were getting any better now that the oil spill isn’t dominating the headlines.

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Eyes of a child see homelessness

There are many discussions about the number of homeless residents in the Gainesville area. Right now, much is being expected of a one stop homeless center. In the meantime, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mayci McLeod reports on the life of a child, who sees what being homeless is now. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Mayci McLeod.mp3]

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