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Non-profit expansion means jobs for North Central Florida

55 full-time jobs are coming to North Central Florida. Childhood Development Services Public Relations Director Brandi Cooney says they are hiring teachers and other positions in Alachua and Marion counties. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Cooney1.mp3] Cooney says there are also 8 position in Citrus county and 6 in Levy county. They are now accepting …

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Schools taking action to prevent bullying

From every day school bullies to cyberbullies, schools around the region are fighting back. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Catherine Awasthi reports how three years after passing the Jeffery Johnson Stand Up for All Students Act, some North Central Florida schools are seeing the difference. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CatsMONDAYbullyingfeature.mp3]

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Gainesville’s Pride Festival celebrates all community members

Gainesville’s annual Pride Festival will take place tomorrow afternoon at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. North Central Florida Pride Community Center Co-President Terry Fleming says this festival helps younger people gain support from the community. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/FLEMING1.mp3] The festival will feature a parade with food and entertainment starting at 2 p.m.

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Springs protection focus of water supply forums

Over the years, the Florida Springs have become a hot issue with concerns of their continuous degradation. H.T.Odom Florida Springs Institute Director and Professor Bob Knight talks with WUFT-FM’s Alyssa Averette about the increasing nitrate levels and the threats caused to the Springs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/KnightQA.mp3] Knight: There’s a very widespread reduction in flows in …

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Ocala begins cleanup after heavy rain causes flooding problems

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/QAOcalaFlooding.mp3] North Central Florida recently faced some unexpected heavy rainfalls. Two major accidents occured on rain-soaked Interstate-75 near Ocala, about twelve-hundred houses lost power and more than 20 city streets are still reported to be flooded. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’FM’s Kristen Hammel spoke wih Ocala Spokesman Sonney Allen who says crews are currently …

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United Way gets football weekend started in downtown Gainesville

The start of University of Florida Gator football season is just days away.. and it always marks the beginning of United Downtown. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Corey Bachman spoke with United Way of North Central Florida Communications Vice-president Dana Napier about this new event. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UnitedDowntownQA.mp3]

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Red Cross closely monitoring hurricane Irene

Though Hurricane Irene looks as though it won’t be affecting North Central Florida directly, there could still be some impacts from the storm throughout the state. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Samantha Taub reports, on what the Red Cross is doing to keep people safe and prepared. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPRedCrossWRAP.mp3]

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