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Exploring the roots of "sacred steel"

The Steel Guitar is an instrument first made popular by Hawaiian music, and is also a familiar sound in country and western music. The steel guitar also has roots in a small number of African American churches throughout the US. In the first of two parts, WUFT FM’s Patrick Colden …

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UF alum keeps camera rolling at shooting

There were tense moments at a Bay County School Board meeting Tuesday afternoon as a disgruntled ex-convict pulled out a gun and opened fire. The event was caught on camera by UF Alum Nadeen Yanes, as she covered the meeting for WMBB News 13. Jason Hackett spoke with Nadeen about …

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Florida business owners want BP to pay up

Even though the BP Gulf Oil Spill was almost nine months ago, Northwest Florida Retailers are still feeling the effects. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose spoke with Florida Retail Federation Deputy General Council Samantha Padgett about the FRF’s plan to help retailers recover from the long-term effects of …

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Whooping crane migration slowed down by windy weather

The annual whooping crane migration is underway but the birds have been held up in North Florida for the past few days due to windy conditions. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Denise Burgess spoke with Operation Migration lead pilot Joseph Duff about this year’s migration. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/whoopingcranes.mp3]

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Guitarist Sam Pacetti brings his music to the Unitarian Universalist Church in a benefit for the Civic Media Center

Singer-Songwriter Sam Pacetti brings his diverse and mesmerizing guitar talent to Gainesville tonight at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in a benefit for the Gainesville Civic Media Center. Pacetti grew up in Saint Augustine and is a full-time musician, travelling the country playing in music festivals and …

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Vinyl making a comeback

As technology advances, analog recording is exchanged for digital recording as devices get smaller. But as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT’s Brittany Wienke reports, a recent comeback of vinyl records may reverse this trend. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/vinyl.mp3]

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Front page edition of ATC-Meyer to leave

The resignation of UF football coach Urban Meyer was announced Wednesday. And, here’s how WUFT-FM anchors Olivia Link and Katiana Krawchenko reported on that story during our “Front Page” program. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/MEYERLEAVES.mp3]

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Urban Meyer resigns and the Gator Nation reacts

Perhaps the most iconic figure in University of Florida football this decade, besides Tim Tebow, is head coach Urban Meyer. But after six years, and multiple Championships, Meyer announced that he would be stepping down, much to the shock of the college football world. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Jason Hackett …

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UF sports pioneer up for award

The Florida Women’s Hall of Fame has named University of Florida legend Ruth Alexander as one of its ten finalists for its 2010-2011 class. WUFT F-M’s Dan Katz spoke with University of Florida Athletic Association historian Norm Carlson about her impact on UF’s women’s sports program. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Hall of Fame Wrap.mp3]

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Tuesday, December 7th, is the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. WUFT’FM’s Matthew Cretul has more on what North Central Florida did over the weekend to remember December 7th, 1941. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PearlHarbor.mp3]

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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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