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Tracking the oil by air

The oil has stopped spewing into the Gulf, at least for now. But the oil is still out there and spreading. Every day, crews from the Coast Guard Air Station in Clearwater are flying over the Gulf to track movement of the surface oil. Bobbie O’Brien caught a ride with …

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Despite cap on gushing oil manatees still at risk

Even though BP’s broken oil well was capped on Thursday, officials say it was a temporary fix. Research biologists continue to closely monitor marine mammals in the Gulf of Mexico. As Brittany Thompson reports, while the oil giant continues to work on two relief wells to eventually seal off the …

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First Lady makes stop in Florida Panhandle

First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to the Gulf Coast to speak with local residents and officials about the impact of the oil spill. She made a brief stop in Panama City Beach with a speech trying to lure would be travelers to visit the area. Florida Public Radio’s Trimmel Gomes …

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Open house on Seahorse Key this Saturday

Seahorse Key is a tiny island off of the coast of Florida near Cedar Key. In addition to a U-F Marine Lab, Seahorse Key is a nesting ground for Florida’s brown pelicans. As Erica Cordell reports, for the third time this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold …

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Shands celebrates a half-a-million dollar gift for new pediatric oncology/hematology unit

Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida celebrated the opening of its new Pediatric Oncology Unit on Thursday. The NASCAR and V Foundations combined their efforts to donate $500,000 toward renovations. WUFT-FM’s Patrick Colden spoke with V Foundation CEO Nick Valvano about his organization’s contribution to the unit. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/oncology.mp3]

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Shorter commute from Gainesville to Miami is official

The commute from Gainesville to South Florida no longer has to take six hours. WUFT-FM’s Andrea Gazmuri reports how American Airlines and Gainesville Regional Airport gave details at a press conference today to say how they are coming together to provide a much needed service. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/flight.mp3]

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