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Civil rights activist Cornel West brings his message to Gainesville

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Showtease.mp3] A nationally known activist and academician, speaking in Gainesville today, stopped by the Bo Diddley Plaza to lend support to members of the Occupy movement.  Cornel West, who will speak tonight at University of Florida, offered his support to those downtown. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/spotCornellWestbite.mp3] Civil rights activist West, a professor at …

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UF President urges students to be aware

University of Florida President Bernie Machen sent the following e-mail to all University of Florida students to remind them to use caution in light of recent assaults and attempted assaults in or around the University of Florida. Dear students, The armed assault of a University of Florida student that occurred …

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Bustling downtown brings weekend watch for police

UF Homecoming, Hemp Fest and Occupy Gainesville will be at the top of the Gainesville Police Department’s safety watch list this weekend. GPD Corporal Angelina Valuri says GPD is not changing protocol for the Homecoming football game, but will be more concentrated in Downtown Gainesville. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Valuri04.mp3] Valuri says GPD is …

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Hemp Fest back to encourage action

A festival celebrating hemp is back in Gainesville this year, bringing information and inspiring action in area residents. Florida Cannabis Action Network Executive Director Jodi James says Florida’s laws about marijuana are regressive. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/James2.mp3] She says they will be encouraging people this weekend to petition lawmakers for change. Gainesville Police …

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Gainesville Regional Utilities operation center settles into new location

For more than fifty years Gainesville’s Regional Utilities center has been located in downtown Gainesville. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, the new Eastside Operations Center is located on North Main Street. The building is fully equipped with kitchens, bunk beds, and a state of the art gymnasium. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GRUfinalwraplong.mp3]

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Protests continue during “Occupy Gainesville”

Occupy Gainesville protests continue today, despite a number of arrests last night. WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says spirits remain high. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/BETH-VOICER.mp3] Protesters continue to “occupy” the Bo Diddley Plaza in Downtown Gainesville, although permitting problems prevent them from staying overnight.  This is the third day of organized rallying.

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“Danny Wooten & Southern Slang” performs tonight for “Free Fridays” concert series

The Country band “Danny Wooten & Southern Slang” takes to the stage tonight for the “Free Fridays” concert series in downtown Gainesville.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with lead singer and songwriter Danny Wooten about the style of music the band will bring to the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDannyWootenFinal.mp3]

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