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Remembering Liz Young Mosley and "Mom’s Kitchen"

Gainesville knew Liz Young Mosley as Mom, as she ran Gainesville’s historic Mom’s kitchen for decades before closing it in 2006 . She passed away today and Gainesville remembers her work in the kitchen and the community. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with Gainesville City Comissioner Sherwin Henry about her legacy …

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The Hippodrome’s Rusty Salling reflects on his long history as "Scrooge" in "A Christmas Carol"

“A Christmas Carol” is now on-stage at the Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville and runs alternately with a new play this year, “This Wonderful Life.” Actor Rusty Salling talked with WUFT’s Donna Green-Townsend about his longtime role as “Scrooge.” [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ChristmasCarolredo.mp3]

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Area homeless can count on a meal of plenty at the St. Francis House on Thanksgiving Day

Once again, the St. Francis house is providing hot Thanksgiving meals to the homeless on Thanksgiving day. After the controversy over meal limits last year, how is the shelter dealing with meal distribution this year? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett explored the issues and has this report. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPThanksgivingHomeless.mp3]

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Voters in Alachua County to decide on airboat curfew ordinance

When voters head to the polls this election day on November 2, they’ll be faced with a number of choices. But one of the most contentious items on the ballot this year doesn’t involve a senate or gubernatorial seat, but rather a a seat on an airboat. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM reporter Trent Kelly has been out on the water, talking to both sides of the issue.

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Gators give back to Gainesville

The University of Florida football team may have played their last game in the Swamp on Saturday versus Appalachian State, but Head Coach Urban Meyer called an audible and had his players line up one more time in Gainesville. In all, Coach Meyer and his players filled over 500 bags for homeless and needy families in Gainesville. In addition to provisions, each bag was topped off with an orange Gator shirt.

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Poker players: we’re not addicted

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling has released a report finding that college aged people are five times more likely to be addicted to gambling than adults, and that the poker playing trend is on the rise. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko followed two Gainesville poker players who claim they …

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The legacy of Wes Skiles

On Tuesday we took you to Peacock Springs State Park near Live Oak for the renaming ceremony in honor of legendary underwater cinematographer Wes Skiles. Skiles is internationally recognized for his work mapping out the caverns associated with Florida’s numerous springs. Skiles passed away this summer while diving during a …

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North Florida ceremony honors legendary photographer, scuba diver

Family, friends and colleagues of Wes Skiles, an internationally known underwater photographer and scuba diver, braved rain conditions as they gathered in Peacock Springs State Park just north of Mayo this morning. They turned out to honor the man who died this past summer, doing what he loved, scuba diving. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly reports, by naming the state park in his honor, state officials hope to bring attention to the need for protecting the state’s natural springs.

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UF is on the foreront of a Public Education Revolution

Many of the nation’s leaders are turning their attention to public education-making it a popular campaign issue point during the mid-term elections. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz sat down with Don Pemberton, the head of the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning. They discussed his thoughts on public education, …

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Remembering those who sacrificed

This summer marked 65 years since World War Two ended. An entire generation who holds the memories that made that war is disappearing every day. There are millions of men and women, those who weren’t the celebrities, who still remember details from their experiences. Kari Beckerman has the story of …

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WW II vets—-the "greatest generation"

Nicknamed the “Greatest Generation,” American World War II veterans are getting older and older. In fact, experts estimate about 1,000 of them die each day. And as these men and women pass away, their great American stories often perish with them. Vic Micolucci spoke with a North Central Florida veteran …

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Gainesville, Alachua County honor vets

Among the many Veterans Day celebrations today (Thursday), an especially touching ceremony happened at Kanapaha Park in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose has more on the event and the veterans it touched. Reporters Gillian Finklea and Alyssa Hayden gathered the sounds and comments at the cermony. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Vet …

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World champs with ties to Gainesville?

The World Series is over. But before you forget about baseball season, WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz reports on a connection between Gainesville and the Giants, even though it’s from many, many years past. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/dk giants wrap.mp3]

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Bridging the achievement gap

A new report released today(Tuesday) shows troubling findings among black male students in public schools. According to the report, the gap between black male students and everyone else is widening. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett has more on a program at the University of Florida, which is trying to help. …

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Higher cotton prices to come

Cotton prices have increased drastically due to a series of events in Asia. Three of the world’s top cotton producers reduced supply to the U.S. A drought in China damaged crops, India restricted exports to protect its domestic market and flooding in Pakistan made it worse. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM reporter …

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