February 3rd, 2023: Book Banning
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Friday’s host, Elliot Tritto, speaks with Buchholz High School Teacher Patrick Gallagher about recent teaching materials banned in Florida classrooms. Plus, the University of Florida Police Department was alerted to a suspicious package discovery. Two people were suing Dinsey after they said they couldn’t find open reservations going into their parks ..read more
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February 2nd, 2023: DEI funding cuts
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Thursday’s host, Julia Cooper, speaks with The Independent Florida Alligator’s Alissa Gary about Governor Ron DeSantis’ new plans for higher education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives. Plus, University Avenue in Gainesville received funding for a major revamp to safety measures, The College Board of Florida released its newest version of a rejected AP African American Studies Course and more ..read more
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February 1st, 2023: Spike in Manatee Deaths
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Wednesday’s host, Ailee Shanes, speaks with UF IFAS and Florida Sea Grant extension agent Armando Ubeda about the spike in manatee deaths this year and what we can do to help. Plus, a Williston businessman was sentenced to prison for defrauding the federal government, lawmakers propose making it easier to impose the death penalty in Florida, and more ..read more
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January 31st, 2023: Returning Remains
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Tuesday's host, Serra Sowers, speaks with WUFT's Report for America Corp Member Katie Hyson about the significance of the University of Florida's plans to return thousands of Native American ancestral remains. Plus, a new Florida House bill may allow concealed carry without a permit, changes to I-75 are part of Governor DeSantis' latest Moving Florida Forward plan and more. Listen to these stories on Tuesday's episode of The Point ..read more
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January 30th, 2023: Micanopy Commissioner responds to controversy
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WUFT reporter Kristin Moorehead speaks with Micanopy Town Commissioner Jiana Williams about a series of events that led to two local business owners leaving town. Plus, a Florida lawmaker is refiling a bill that lets businesses sue local governments over ‘arbitrary and unreasonable ordinances, local election officials in the state are calling to scrap new ID rules for mail-in voting and more ..read more
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January 27th, 2023: Teacher's Bill of Rights
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Friday's host, Elliot Tritto, speaks with Carmen Ward, President of the Alachua County Education Association about her thoughts on the bill. Plus, Florida Senator Rick Scott is trying to stop President Joe Biden's federal student loan debt plan, the Alachua County Crisis Center is looking for volunteers, and more ..read more
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January 26th, 2023: Gainesville Passenger Rail Services
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Thursday’s host, Julia Cooper, speaks with District 1 Alachua County Commissioner Mary Alford about the potential for Amtrak passenger rail services to return to Gainesville. Plus, there’s a potential new lawsuit over Florida prohibiting an AP African American Studies course, lawmakers are considering more oversight of local utilities and more ..read more
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January 25th, 2023: A Traffic Violence Crisis
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Wednesday’s host, Ailee Shanes, speaks with Gainesville Mayor Harvey Ward about the city's traffic violence crisis. Plus, a controversial Florida bill remains blocked in a court challenge, a new study shows the growing number of employees working remotely, and more ..read more
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January 24th, 2023: Behind the Bet, Illegal Sports Betting on College Campuses
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Tuesday's host, Serra Sowers, speaks with WUFT reporter Alexis Ashby about the dangers of illegal sports betting in Florida and her special report Behind the Bet. Plus, more high school students could benefit from Bright Futures, Disney World begins renovations on Splash Mountain and more. Listen to these stories on Tuesday's episode of The Point ..read more
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January 19th, 2023: Low Water Levels in Floridan Aquifer
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Thursday's host, Julia Cooper, speaks with Suwannee River Water Management District Communications and Outreach Manager Troy Roberts about how 65% less rainfall than average in December is affecting water levels. Plus, the Florida Department of Education is warning school librarians they risk committing a crime if they loan out materials considered harmful to minors, a Federal judge has rejected a request by Gov. Ron DeSantis to conduct “mental examinations” on a pair of 12-year-olds challenging a state rule that prohibits Medicaid coverage for gender-affirming care, and more ..read more
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