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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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UF School of Music becomes an "All Steinway School"

On Wednesday (October 6) it was out with the old and in with the new at the University of Florida’s School of Music. Recently, the school acquired brand new Steinway and Son’s pianos, officially giving the school the prestigious designation of being an All-Steinway school. WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/steinway.mp3]

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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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Unique costumes from the Hippodrome State Theatre are up for sale this weekend

The Hippodrome State Theatre is holding its second annual costume sale tomorrow (Saturday). The general public will have a chance to help raise funds for the professional theatre organization by purchasing clothing and costumes worn during Hippodrome productions created by award winning designer and Hippodrome Co-founder, Marilyn Wall. Donna Green-Townsend …

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National Solar Energy Tour comes to Gainesville

The city of Gainesville has often been considered a leading city in green technology. This weekend the city will be a stop along the National Solar Energy Tour which will showcase the many energy efficient technologies that are being used around town. But aside from the few businesses that have …

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Privacy breach affects former UF students

The University of Florida experienced a privacy security breach that exposed the personal information of over 200 former students. As 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz reports, the names, adresses, and social security numbers of those students were exposed. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/securitybreach.mp3]

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UF President talks stimulus funds with Vice President Biden

University of Florida President Bernie Machen was in Washington on Tuesday to discuss stimulus funds with Vice President Joe Biden. Representing the only Southeastern University at the meeting, Machen says the stimulus funds have helped U-F continue to succeed during tough economic times. 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz talked with President …

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Dance Alive has full schedule of performances from October through December

The calendar is full for the Dance Alive National Ballet. It’s the season for the public’s favorite performances and activities for Gainesville’s professional ballet organization…. everything from performances of Dracula to the Nutcracker are coming up. 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend sat down with the Executive Director for Grants & Arts …

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Analyzing media coverage on Dove World

While Terry Jones has wrapped up his plans to cancel any sort of Quran burning, American media analysts are starting a mission to reform the way the American media covers Islam-related stories. WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko has more. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Muslimcoverage.mp3]

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Alachua County fares well on SAT scores

Alachua County high school students scored the highest in the state on the S-A-T college entrance exam for the third year in a row. Alachua county students scored 170 points higher than the Florida average and 140 points above the national average. WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub spoke with Alachua County superintendent …

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The body of a Levy County soldier returns home

Amidst the chaotic media frenzy at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville over whether Pastor Terry Jones would or wouldn’t go through with burning the Quran on September 11th there was a more somber event unfolding at the Gainesville Regional Airport. Army Specialist Jamie Page came home Thursday from …

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A gathering for peace

On the night before the Dove Outreach Center’s original plans to burn Qurans, the Gainesville community filled the Trinity United Methodist Church to send a message of peace and tolerance. Michael Gillespie was there. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/peacegathering.mp3]

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