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Local farmers begin chestnut harvesting season

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPChestnutFarmWrap.mp3] October marks the official start of the chestnut harvest season, but what many don’t know is this fall favorite tree is now a rare commodity.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman has more. Chestnut farms around the country have dropped dramatically over the years. Back in the early 1900s, many of these …

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Ocala begins cleanup after heavy rain causes flooding problems

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAOcalaFlooding.mp3] North Central Florida recently faced some unexpected heavy rainfalls. Two major accidents occured on rain-soaked Interstate-75 near Ocala, about twelve-hundred houses lost power and more than 20 city streets are still reported to be flooded. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’FM’s Kristen Hammel spoke wih Ocala Spokesman Sonney Allen who says crews are currently …

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Domestic violence coalition leader says more transitional housing needed for victims

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDomVioQAdgt2.mp3] Today we continue our series of interviews on the issue of domestic violence. As the Director of External and Internal Affairs for the Coalition against Domestic Violence, Leisa Wiseman works with 42 certified domestic violence centers across the state providing technical and educational assistance. Most importantly, the coalition provides a …

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Green Party hosts anti-nuclear energy event

The Florida Green Party hosted an anti-nuclear energy event on Friday afternoon. At the event, alternative energy sources, as well as different energy policies were scheduled for discussion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Green Party Spokesperson Michael Canney, and with Progress Energy Spokesperson Suzanne Grant, about the pros and …

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Wanted: feline lovers for this weekend’s cat adoptathon

Alachua County’s Animal Services is teaming up with Haven Acres Cat Sanctuary for the second time. Hundreds of cats will be available for adoption tomorrow. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s  Leah Harding spoke with Alachua County Animal Services Public Education Program Coordinator, Hillary Hines about the event. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CatAdoptionQA.mp3]

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Chris Bird elected chair of national environmental board

A national environmental group has elected Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird to be their board of director’s chair.  The National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals works toward helping local government professionals implement environmental policy and compliance. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko spoke with Bird about his goals as the …

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Community Flouridation has High Spring’s residents worried about their health

Residents in High Springs are concerned about the addition of flouride to their drinking water. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how a High Springs Commissioner feels flouride may be outdated while a University of Florida Professor of Dentistry feels it is extremely beneficial to the community. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FlourideWRAP.mp3]

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Solving seafood confusion

The Florida Musuem of Natural History is hosting Seafood Choices: Why am I confused? A Science Cafe focusing on seafood industry changes and the effect on  consumers. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/editedsciencecafewrapVeronicaVilar.mp3] “Seafood Choices:  Why Am I Confused” gets underway at the Florida Museum of Natural History on October …

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First execution ordered by Governor Rick Scott draws mixed emotions

After more than three decades, one Florida murder case has finally come to a close with the first lethal injection since Governor Rick Scott took office. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports that after a last-minute appeal to the Supreme Court, the sentence was carried out last night. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ExecutionDSG.mp3] [jwplayer …

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