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Shands at UF opens the new pediatric emergency room

Today marks the beginning of a new era in pediatric care for Shands at the University of Florida. The new pediatric emergency room opened this morning. The nautical-themed facility welcomes children and their families, providing what pediatrics medical director in the UF Department of Emergency Medicine, Doctor Jennifer Light calls …

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Republican Representative Webster weighs in on debt ceiling issue

The August second deadline to raise the debt ceiling is fast approaching…and negotiations continue between the Obama Administration and members of Congress. WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with Republican Representative Daniel Webster of Florida’s eighth congressional district about how the negotiations were going, about some of the proposals, and about what …

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Another Pavarotti in the making?

When University of Florida students travel abroad, they sometimes find themselves in unique situations. Take for instance Steven Gallo’s recent study abroad trip to Italy. Just outside his window he encountered a man who could just be the next Luciano Pavarotti. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TenorintheWindow2.mp3]

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So is it fiddle or violin?

This Sunday evening, July 3rd at 6:00 here on Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM, the “Spring Into Summer Concert Series” features Evans Hail conducting the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra as they performed a pops concert this last March. Sonya Leonore Stahl plays violin for the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra but during this year’s Florida …

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Marion County: Home of the 4-Day School Week

The Marion County school board voted to approve 4-day school weeks for the 2012-2013 school year. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, school board members are working out the school schedule now to avoid problems later. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/school board wrap.mp3]

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Burn ban lifted for Alachua County

A 3 week long burn ban for Alachua County has now been lifted. The board of County Commissioners voted to end the ban today after reviewing the current wildland fire conditions and area weather forecast. WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with Alachua County Spokesman, Mark Sexton who says the burn ban …

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Rainy weather taming area wildfires

Current weather conditions seem to be bringing a little hope to the current wildfire conditions in our listening area. WUFT-FM’s Alexa Padilla spoke with Suwannee Forestry District Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Kurt Wisner who says that doesn’t mean residents should become complacent in their wildfire prevention efforts. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPWisnerConvo.mp3]

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Rainy conditions help wildfire containment efforts

Rainy weather conditions in North Central Florida have helped reduce the number of wildfires in the Wacasassa Forestry District. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Ludie Bond talked with WUFT-FM’s Brianne Wigley and says a burn ban is still in place for many counties within this forestry district, regardless of the rainy conditions. …

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What is your HIV status?

Local organizations are urging people to get tested today in honor of National HIV Awareness Day. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports, Free HIV testing is being offered at many locations throughout the state. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHIVAwarenessWrap.mp3]

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