Tag Archives: Florida

Dancing for charity

More than 800 University of Florida students stayed awake and on their feet for 26 consecutive hours for Dance Marathon this past weekend. As Florida’s 89-point-one WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman reports, they danced the night away for a great cause. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/dance.mp3]

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UF has economic impact on the state

A recent study reports that the University of Florida’s economic impact on the state has increased over the past year. U-F’s impact has come primarily from the sports and medical industries. U-F Extension Scientist, Alan Hodges, says he doesn’t believe budget cuts will affect the school’s impact. “The budget cuts …

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Floridians not as confident in economy

Consumer confidence in Florida dropped 4 points in March. One expert expected the drop, but not for the reasons that actually caused it. WUFT’s Laura McKeeman brings us more on the causes of this down-swing and the future of consumer confidence in the state. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPConsumerConfidenceWRAP.mp3]

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UF student back in Florida, after Japan quake

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan earlier this month has meant an end to a semester abroad for about a dozen University of Florida students. One of those students, Alyssa Post, who was studying the Japanese language, shared her observations of the tragedy in Japan with WUFT-FM’s Laura McKeman. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PostQA.mp3]

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Taking aim at teacher tenure at community colleges

A proposed bill by the Florida House of Representatives education subcommittee would eliminate multi-year contracts for all of Florida’s community and state college employees, much like what was done for Florida public school teachers. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of how some colleges are reacting. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KAPstatetenureWRAP.mp3]

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Florida Senate jobs bill for felons

Getting civil rights restored became more difficult this month when Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet voted against allowing automatic restoration for nonviolent offenders. Now, a bill allowing former felons to get a job before restoring their civil rights won unanimous approval from the senate yesterday. University of Florida …

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Energy expert weighs in on Japan’s nuclear crisis

After the word “deadzone” has begun to surface in predictions for the aftermath of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis, Experts are worrying how grave the situation will become. WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz spoke with Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Program Director Sara Barczack about the latest in Japan and what it could mean …

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Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival poster unveiled

Gainesville painter Harriet Huss revealed her image celebrating the 42nd annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival Thursday afternoon. The artist autographed copies of the poster at a reception on the Santa Fe College campus. Huss says she draws much of her inspiration from nature here in Florida. “I feel like …

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Governor Scott’s plan for public hospitals

Governor Rick Scott has created a seven-member commission to review taxpayer funded hospitals. The review will affect 30 active public hospital districts. University of Florida Chairman of Health Service Research, Paul Duncan, says the biggest issue facing hospitals in Florida is how to provide care for those unable to pay. …

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