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Steinhatchee businesses still hurting months after BP oil spill

Despite the fact oil from the BP Horizon spill never reached the west coast of Florida, several small fishing communities around North Central Florida still suffered economically. Recently Trent Kelly traveled to the small town of Steinhatchee just north of Cross City to see if things were getting any better now that the oil spill isn’t dominating the headlines.

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Eyes of a child see homelessness

There are many discussions about the number of homeless residents in the Gainesville area. Right now, much is being expected of a one stop homeless center. In the meantime, Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mayci McLeod reports on the life of a child, who sees what being homeless is now. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Mayci McLeod.mp3]

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Looking at what’s next for NASA’s space program

Since NASA first sent a man to the Moon in 1969, the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida has been a vital part of the community, providing not only jobs, but key revenue to residents. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose reports, big changes to the shuttle …

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Florida business owners want BP to pay up

Even though the BP Gulf Oil Spill was almost nine months ago, Northwest Florida Retailers are still feeling the effects. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose spoke with Florida Retail Federation Deputy General Council Samantha Padgett about the FRF’s plan to help retailers recover from the long-term effects of …

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Whooping crane migration slowed down by windy weather

The annual whooping crane migration is underway but the birds have been held up in North Florida for the past few days due to windy conditions. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Denise Burgess spoke with Operation Migration lead pilot Joseph Duff about this year’s migration. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/whoopingcranes.mp3]

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Cold weather poses additional threats for endangered manatees

From the beginning of the year until December fifth, there were 699 documented manatee carcasses found in state waters. The “cold stress” accounts for 244 of those documented manatee deaths. So, now that Florida is in the thick of the cold weather, what are biologists doing to help? Florida’s 89.1, …

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Reflections on Muschamp’s early Gainesville playing days

On Tuesday, new University of Florida head football coach Will Muschamp was officially introduced to the media. WUFT-FM’s Trent Kelly spoke to a childhood friend of Muschamp’s to find out what the Gator’s new head coach was like growing up. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/muschamp.mp3]

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