Comedian Paula Poundstone to appear at the Phillips Center on Friday, December 1
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by Glenn Richards
7M ago
WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with comedian Paula Poundstone. Postponed a couple times due to the pandemic, Poundstone will finally be appearing at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. Well-known to WUFT listeners as a panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!,  she is also the host of her own weekly comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, co-hosted with fellow Wait Wait panelist, Adam Felber. It’s “The Podcast voted ‘Best Waste of Time’ three years running” with new episodes ever ..read more
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Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner Speaks with WUFT’s Glenn Richards
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by Glenn Richards
7M ago
WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with Dave Pirner, the front man and creative force behind the multi-platinum selling Minneapolis alternative rock band, Soul Asylum. Soul Asylum is returning to North Central Florida on Friday, November 17th at 7:30 PM at the Reilly Arts Center in Ocala with special guests Drivin’ n’ Cryin’. Soul Asylum’s Grammy-award winning hit “Runaway Train” from their 1992 breakthrough album, Grave Dancers Union, featured a memorable music video which brought nearly two dozen missing and exploited children and teens around the world home to their ..read more
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Hidden Brain, “Healing 2.0”: How we can change our lives by taking a closer look at the stories we tell ourselves about our lives
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by Glenn Richards
8M ago
WUFT-FM Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with the host and creator of the Hidden Brain podcast and radio show and executive editor of Hidden Brain Media, Shankar Vendantem. Hidden Brain Media is an independent production company that aims to help curious people understand the world, and themselves. For a whole range of reasons, many people are struggling right now. Some are worried about the state of our turbulent world, or coping with anxiety that took root during the pandemic. Others are trying to deal with old traumas or new hardships. And then there are those who ..read more
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NPR’s Steve Inskeep examines lessons from Lincoln in new book, ‘Differ We Must’
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by Glenn Richards
9M ago
WUFT-FM Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with NPR Morning Edition host, Steve Inskeep. As a journalist, Inskeep has had a distinguished career marked by a relentless pursuit of truth and a deep commitment to storytelling. He joined Morning Edition as a host and reporter in 2004 and has also made multiple guest appearances on television for ABC, NBC, CNN, & PBS. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. Beyond his role as a broadcast journalist, Steve Inskeep has also made his mark as an author, offe ..read more
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Pianist Charu Sari to play at Ocala’s Reilly Arts Center
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by Dana Hill
1y ago
Pianist Charu Suri’s music combines the ragas of her native India with America’s original musical idiom, jazz, to create innovative and approachable works. She will appear at the Reilly Arts Center on Friday. WUFT’s All Things Considered host Dana Hill spoke to Charu Suri about how the improvisational nature of her music results in new musical experiences night after night ..read more
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Actor, Author, and Activist: Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age in Gainesville
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by Glenn Richards
1y ago
Photo: Francis Hills, 2022 WUFT-FM Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with the acclaimed, multi-talented, actor, author, and activist, Alan Cumming, who Time Magazine called one of the three most fun people in show business. Known for his diverse roles on stage, film and television, Cumming has had award-winning performances in “Macbeth” and “Cabaret” (for which he won a Tony) and popular television roles including the mayor in Schmigadoon, host of PBS’ Masterpiece Mystery! and playing Eli Gold for seven seasons on the CBS series, The Good Wife. His film work ranges from art ..read more
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Grammy Award-Winning Musician Angélique Kidjo Shares Insights on Life and Music Prior to Gainesville Appearance
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by Glenn Richards
1y ago
Photo Credit: Fabrice Mabillot WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Angélique Kidjo. NPR has called her “Africa’s greatest living diva.” Kidjo shared her insights on life and music, including her experiences growing up in Benin, living in Paris and the United States, and her upcoming appearance at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Angélique Kidjo transcends simple labels and easy classifications. She is more than just a singer, songwriter, actress, and activist. Kidjo i ..read more
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Dana Hill interviews NPR’s Ari Shapiro
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by Dana Hill
1y ago
Dana Hill recently interviewed All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro about his new book, The Best Strangers in the World. In their conversation, they discussed the acceleration of the news cycle over Shapiro’s time at NPR, how he navigates the extreme contrasts each story brings, and whether it’s challenging covering stories that hit close to home ..read more
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Westside Park playground redesign seeks to be more accessible
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by Dana Hill
1y ago
WUFT’s Dana Hill interviews Betsy Waite, the director of Gainesville’s Wild Spaces Public Places program about the $2 million project designed to be “boundless” and accessible to children with a wide range of abilities ..read more
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The Beatles in Florida in 1964: ‘Good Day Sunshine State’
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by Glenn Richards
1y ago
WUFT’s Morning Edition host Glenn Richards speaks with retired broadcast journalist and author Bob Kealing about his latest book, Good Day Sunshine State: How the Beatles Rocked Florida. Published in early March by University Press of Florida along with the Florida Humanities, it explores the musical and cultural impact of the Beatles visits to Florida in 1964. They spent two weeks in Florida in 1964: their second Ed Sullivan Show appearance was broadcast live from the Deauville Beach Resort in Miami Beach in February and when they returned later for their North American concert tour, they ..read more
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