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National occupy movement shows no signs of slowing down

Leading historians say they believe the national occupy movement demonstrations could one day grace the pages of U.S. history books.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s spoke with University of Florida Oral History Program Director Paul Ortiz about how the Occupy movement will be perceived in the future. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OrtizQandA.mp3]

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University of Florida students and police react to Penn State riots

Penn State University students riot after the firing of Head Football Coach Joe Paterno, As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, students emotions are running high. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PaternoReaction Wrap.mp3] And in light of the news out of State College, some are wondering what is next for Joe Paterno. WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo …

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UF law school offers clinic to help domestic abuse victims with legal matters

According to recent surveys, one-in-three women in the U.S. has experienced a relationship where their partner tried to control them.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy Mclarty reports, one local program is working to lower these domestic violence numbers. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/CMMLawWrap.mp3] News Sources: The University of Florida’s Levin College of Law’s “The Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, …

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The “science” behind changing education

A new way of teaching science in middle schools around the state will begin in Gainesville.  University of Florida education researchers are heading a $5 million effort to update education, and will soon begin testing in high-need schools in 20 districts in Florida.  P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School Director Lynda …

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Newberry survey isn’t playing around with sports and recreation

Newberry officials are looking for feedback on sports and recreation in the city, and they’re bringing the opportunity for comment right to the residents’ doors. City Manager Keith Ashby says the sports surveys have gone out in the mail in order to drive up the response rate. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/ASHBY4.mp3] He says …

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Christian study center offers alternative choice to UF students

Many college students are notorious for spending long hours studying and drinking lots of coffee and students at the University of Florida are no exception. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo reports, one place in Gainesville serves students and provides a unique experience outside of the typical library. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/StevenGalloCSCmixdown.mp3] …

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Veterans to be honored in weekend festival

With Veterans Day coming, this weekend’s All American Liberty Fest will honor those who fought with car shows, live music, activities and more. University of Florida and Santa Fe College Veteran Affairs Spokeswoman Lauren Cook says the event hopes to reconnect veterans to the community. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/Cook2.mp3] She says veterans need …

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Gator Growl: from yester year to 2011

The notoriously spirited students and alumni of the University of Florida are celebrating Homecoming this week. This year’s festivities will begin tomorrow with the 88th annual Gator Growl. This year the Goo Goo doll’s and comedian Jole McHale will be entertaining the crowds, but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Shannon McCarthy …

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Making sense of the financial situation in Greece

The plan to put a European rescue deal to a vote in Greece was scrapped today. The Greek Prime Minister changed his mind after a widespread rebellion from within his own Socialist party over the referendum idea. Florida 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with University of Florida’s Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences …

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