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Security a priority before, during and after the FL-GA football game

It’s one of the biggest weekends for Florida football. The Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs have met in Jacksonville almost every year since 1933. In the past few years, several deaths have occurred surrounding the Florida-Georgia game. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman has more on changing security in Jacksonville. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/JaxSecurityWrap.mp3] (News sources: UF senior …

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Behind the scenes of college football TV coverage with CBS

Thousands and thousands of fans will pack EverBank Field eager to watch the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend in the annual Florida-Georgia game. Thousands of other fans will click on their televisions to watch the action too. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence went behind-the-scenes with CBS Sports before the Alabama football game …

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Eastside high school marching band plays its way to success

What was once a depleted musical machine has since turned into a thriving force. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on the turbulent success of one area high school marching band. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPredoMarchingBandJM.mp3] (News sources:  Eastside High School March Ram Band Senior and Tenor Sax player Jessie Smith Appelson, Senior drum major …

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Gainesville Raceway provides racing opportunities all year long

The Gainesville Raceway is known for the professional Gatornationals racing event it holds in the springtime. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tori Petry reports, the track also serves local amateur drivers throughout the year. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GainesvilleRacewayWRAP.mp3] (Source Gainesville Raceway Executive General Manager Don Robertson)

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Marion County to participate in event to take in pills to keep them off the streets

“National Pill Take Back Day” is this Saturday in Marion County. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports, this event is the first step toward keeping surplus and illegal prescription drugs off the streets. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/pilldropoffwrap.mp3] (sources: Professor of Pharmacy Paul Doering and Public Information Officer for Marion County Sheriff’s Office Judge Cochran)

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European leaders come to an agreement on euro debt

European leaders came to an agreement early Thursday morning. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub has more on what was involved in the agreement  to avoid a collapse of the euro. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/EurodealWRAP.mp3] (Source interviewed: University of Florida Economist Dave Denslow)

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Theatre students from across the Southeast head to SFC for 55th annual conference

More than 1,500 high school junior and senior thespians will begin arriving today at Santa Fe College for the 55th annual Florida Theatre Conference Festival.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy reports, this conference will benefit students and Santa Fe’s fine art’s program. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/santafewrap.mp3] (News source: Santa Fe College Fine Arts …

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Was Shakespeare a fraud? That is the question.

A new dramatic thriller will hit theaters tomorrow, but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, this new film is already stirring up controversy in academic circles. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Shakespearewrap.mp3] (News source interviewed for this feature was University of Florida English professor and Shakespeare scholar Sidney Homan)

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Jacksonville gearing up for a weekend of crowds

The Florida Gators are preparing to square off against the Georgia Bulldogs in this weekend’s annual football game in Jacksonville.  WUFT-FM’s Ricki Albritton says the fans will turn out in full force. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/FLGAWRAP.mp3]

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