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Pros and cons of Florida’s death penalty discussed at UF forum

Florida has a long history of highly publicized dealth penalty cases. While those cases don’t always end in convictions, the possibility of the dealth penalty is still a contentious issue.  Last night the group “Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the Death Penalty” hosted State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda of Tallahassee, …

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Smithsonian documentary highlights fossil of monster snake found by UF paleontologists

The members of the Florida Museum of Natural History received a treat last night: a sneak peek of a new documentary entitled Titanoboa:  Monster Snake. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis reports on how University of Florida vertebrate paleontologists helped discover the massive snake’s fossilized remains. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/TitanoboaMixdownFinal.mp3] The film “Titanoboa:  Monster …

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University of Florida Oral History program hosts academic workshop

The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida conducts research studies and collects interviews with people from all walks of life. Their collection contains over five thousand interviews, including interviews with war veterans, civil rights campaigners from the 1960s and Florida politicians. As Paula Cunniffe reports, they are sharing their …

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Civil War anniversary remembered today

One of the most important events in American History that occured 150 years ago is being celebrated. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jennifer Eckhart reports, University of Florida students are reflecting upon this event. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/eckhartwrap.mp3]

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The Havana cigar goes global

Many people attended a lecture titled “The Havana Cigar Goes Global” Wednesday night on the University of Florida Campus. The 2011 Bacardi Family Lecture had a great turnout as it looked into the significance, history, and future of the Havana cigar. Jean Stubbs is the University of Florida Center for …

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