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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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Holocaust memorial unveiled in Gainesville

Over the weekend the Gainesville community dedicated a tombstone memorial to the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. As WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose reports, organizers say the memorial has deep meaning for the Jewish community in North Central Florida. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/holocaustD.mp3]

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Questions remain over just how much oil remains in the Gulf

President Barack Obama brought his wife and one of his daughters to Panama City last weekend for a brief stay, to show off the region’s pristine beaches. But Gina Jordan reports there’s disagreement over how much of the oil remains in the environment because of BP’s blown out well. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/howmuchoil.mp3]

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson listens to city and county officials and residents on the EPA plan to clean up the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site

U.S. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson met with elected leaders from Gainesville and Alachua County on Thursday afternoon to discuss the superfund plan for the contaminated Cabot-Koppers site in Northwest Gainesville. The Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to clean up the 90-acre site, once used for wood treatment — …

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Remembering World War II

This summer marks 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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BP oil spill, 100 days and counting

It’s been more than 100 days since the Deepwater Horizon blew up and sank to the bottom of the Gulf. Since then, an unlikely group has taken center stage – ocean researchers. Steve Newborn takes a look at the scientists behind the headlines. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/3science.mp3]

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Manatees remain at risk from underwater oil plumes

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park currently serves as home to seven manatees. Park specialist, Susan Strawbridge says every manatee at the park has faced a life-threatening challenge. As WUFT’s Brittany Thompson reports, though BP has made progress stopping the oil well from gushing, manatees remain at risk from the oil …

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Saving sea turtles through relocation

Between 500 and 700 turtle nests across the Northwest gulf coast are being dug up and re-located in an effort to protect baby sea turtles in the path of the oil spill. Though the leaking well has been plugged, there is still a lot of crude floating and coming ashore. …

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