April 26th, 2024: Misunderstood alligators
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Friday’s host, Jimena Romero, speaks with Environmental Education Awareness Research Support and Services (EEARSS) founder Frank ‘Alligator” Robb on misconceptions about alligators in Florida. Plus, two women face obstruction charges in Marion County case in which a man and K9 died, rate hikes, lack of competition between insurance companies, and more ..read more
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April 25th, 2024: Kittens on the prowl
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Thursday’s host, Sophia Bailly, speaks with Katie Houston, a community cat medicine and surgery intern for Operation Catnip, about the importance of Trap-Neuter-Release procedures as kitten season approaches. Plus, anti-immigrant rhetoric has immigrants leaving Florida , the state faces the largest drug shortage in recorded history and more ..read more
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April 24th, 2024: Swiftie fever
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Wednesday's host, Caitlyn Schiffer, speaks with Stephanie Burt, Professor of English at Harvard University, about how Taylor Swifts lyrical abilities has taken the world by storm and why it is so captivating to young audiences. Plus, first-offense youth rates are increasing in Gainesville, a stranded cow was rescued, and more ..read more
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April 22nd, 2024: Clarity through the FOG
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Monday’s host, Ben Crosbie, speaks with Ram Balasubramanian, executive director of the Florida Organic Growers, about his group’s efforts to promote organic and sustainable agriculture in the Sunshine State. Plus, UF researchers develop a land conservation tool, a water rights advocacy group turns its focus to the 2026 ballot, and more ..read more
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April 19th, 2024: The Tuskegee legacy
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Friday’s host, Jimena Romero, speaks with President of Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated Central Florida Chapter, Sylvester Terry on the Tuskegee Airmen and the importance of commemorating them in Florida. Plus Frustrations among school staff grow as more books are removed off Alachua County school library shelves, Governor Ron DeSantis signs two laws pertaining to Florida students, and more ..read more
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April 18th, 2024: A sunshine squeeze
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Thursday’s host, Ailee Shanes, speaks with Jude Grosser, a professor of citrus breeding and genetics at the University of Florida, on why the most recent Florida citrus forecast took a hit and what long-term solutions growers can look to. Plus, Newberry’s charter school conversion initiative fails, the Alachua County School Board approves Metcalfe and Rawlings Elementary’s year-round calendar, and more ..read more
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April 17th, 2024: Thriving through internship turmoil
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Wednesday's host, Caitlyn Schiffer, spoke with Andy Thomas, a career coach with Andy Thomas Careers Now, about the trials and tribulations of internship and job seasons and how to better set yourself up for success. Plus, a Florida college survey asks students if a vote for Trump or Biden will end a friendship, community members rally against a P.K. Yonge high school proposal, and more ..read more
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April 15th, 2024: A hairy situation for Florida's insects
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Monday's host, Ben Crosbie, speaks with Akito Kawahara, director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, about the fuzzy caterpillars that took over Gainesville and about the importance of insect conservation. Plus, the Alachua County School Board implements a revised version of its book ban review process, a survey finds 42% of Floridians voting in favor of abortion rights, and more ..read more
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April 12th, 2024: Tax facts
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Friday’s host, Jimena Romero, speaks with WalletHub Analyst Cassandra Happe on Florida ranking in the top five states with lowest tax burden in a recent study, and what this means for Florida tax payers. Plus Residents and students stand with the city of Gainesville as the University of Florida proposes major reduction in RTS funding, Florida launches Baker Act Dashboard to improve mental health, and more ..read more
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April 11th, 2024: Catching Alzheimer's early
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Thursday’s host, Ailee Shanes, speaks with Jesse DeSimone, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida, about a UF-led study showing a link between abnormal amyloid levels and brain changes that could lead to catching and detecting Alzheimer’s early on. Plus, a judge rules a UF employee arrested in a sexual assault case is eligible for pre-trial release, the City of Alachua’s recent election are called out by the NAACP, and more ..read more
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