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Taking a nip out of the feral cat population

Free-roaming domestic cats are a problem in Alachua County. Operation Catnip is a nonprofit organization offering free spay and neuter vaccines for unowned free-roaming community cats at the Alachua County Humane Society this Sunday. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Operation Catnip Director Shaye Olmstead about why feral cats make up a large portion …

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Alachua County commissioners may lower millage rates

The Alachua County Commission will hold the first of two public hearings to finalize the budget and set property tax millage rates for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with Alachua County Commission Spokesman Mark Sexton about what the millage rate decrease could mean to Alachua County residents. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPCountyMillageRateQA.mp3]

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UF students say they will “never forget”

As dusk settled on the University of Florida campus Sunday night, candles were lit commemorating the memories of those who lost their lives 10 years ago during the September 11th attacks. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette reports, the impact of that day is still fresh in the minds of students. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/911VigilAlyssa.mp3] Vigil highlights: …

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Local counties rethink preparing for a possible bioterrorist attack

As the Tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack was remembered, where does the United States, and in particular the State of Florida stand against the possibility of biological terrorism? As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, local counties are not completely prepared for a biomedical attack. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Grahm9 11WRAP.mp3]

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Marion County churches come together for a service of unity on 9/11

The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County offered a service of remembrance, hope, and light entitled “The Liturgy of the Candles.” Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports how a community of different religions gathered to participate in remembering the events of 9/11. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMarionCountyInterfaith.mp3]  

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Remembering 9/11 through Jody’s story

September 11th, 2001 changed the life of Jody Blanchard forever.  After escaping from the World Trade Center complex after the first plane hit, Jody moved to Florida and made Gainesville her home for a short period of time.  WUFT-FM aired a special program called “Jody’s Story” a few years ago. Listen …

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Senator Bob Graham addresses America’s readiness for another potential attack

Bob Graham has been a major player in national politics for decades. When the U.S. was attacked 10 years ago, Senator Graham was representing Florida in the United States Senate. Graham, who is also a former two-term governor of Florida, served as Chairman of the Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism Commission. This Sunday at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall on the University of Florida campus, Graham and his Center for Public Service at UF will host an event to figure out whether Florida is ready to face a similar situation if it were to ever occur here. Florida's 89.1, WUFT-FM's Trent Kelly talked with Senator Graham.

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Read to Lead literacy events to feature Gainesville authors of childrens’ books

A multi-city literacy event kicks off tomorrow across the country.  It’s called “Read to Lead.”  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked to a Gainesville publisher, Shelley Frazier Mickle who will have special authors on hand to promote literacy awareness. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPShelleyMickleReadtoLead.mp3] Longer version of interview: [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ShelleyFraserMickleReadtoLeadLongversion.mp3]  

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