Adria Petty Thankful To Give Back To The Gainesville Community That Helped Raise Her Dad
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by Glenn Richards
2M ago
WUFT’s Morning Edition host Glenn Richards recently spoke with Tom Petty’s eldest daughter – director, editor, art director and artist, Adria Petty. Since her father’s untimely passing in 2017, she and Petty Legacy have been closely involved in curating a series of outstanding posthumous releases and boxed sets: 2018’s An American Treasure, 2019’s The Best of Everything, 2020’s Wildflowers & All the Rest, and 2021’s Angel Dream. The latest was released on Friday, November 25: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Live at the Fillmore (1997), produced by Ryan Ulyate and Mike Campbell and exec ..read more
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Hurricane Season Begins with Potential Gulf Threat
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by Glenn Richards
8M ago
WUFT’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) and Florida Storms Meteorologist Megan Borowski about the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season including Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday, the outlook for North Central Florida and the Nature Coast, and the possibility of the season’s first system forming in the Gulf of Mexico from the remnants of the Pacific’s Hurricane Agatha ..read more
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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox spins hits in Ocala
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by Glenn Richards
8M ago
If you’re a regular listener to WUFT-FM or WUFT Classic, you’ve likely surmised that All Things Considered and Magnum Opus Host, Dana Hill, is fanatical about classical music and opera. But those close to him know that his other musical passion is Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band. So it was with a great deal of excitement that Dana sat down last week to chat by phone with Max Weinberg, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer for the E-Street Band, as well as the Max Weinberg 7, the Tonight Show Band, and currently Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, which performs live at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May ..read more
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Holiday Gator Metal Artist Leslie Tharp
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by Glenn Richards
1y ago
Tharp with Wolf/leslietharp.com WUFT’s ATC host Dana Hill speaks with Gainesville metal artist and UF College of the Arts alumna Leslie Tharp about her sculpture the University commissioned in 2019. The Holiday Gator is a large, forged-steel alligator sculpture placed on the University Auditorium lawn in celebration of the the end of the Fall semester and coming holiday season. Last year’s festivities were canceled due to the pandemic, so this year marks the second “Lighting of the Holiday Gator” ceremony scheduled for 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. near the corner of Newell Drive and Union Road on UF’s G ..read more
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Paula Poundstone on “Lock-downs,” Virtual vs. Live Performances, and Returning to The Villages
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by Glenn Richards
1y ago
WUFT’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with humorist, author, and stand-up comedian, Paula Poundstone. Last time they spoke was just before her March 2020 appearance at the Phillips Center in Gainesville was postponed because of COVID. That appearance has been rescheduled for Friday, March 18, 2022. Paula is back on the road now and will be appearing at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23rd at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in The Villages. Paula talks with Glenn about how she spent some of her time off the road during the pandemic, her cats, and the first time ..read more
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‘Whose Line?’s’ Brad Sherwood & Colin Mochrie Bring Improv to Zoom for The Hipp at Home
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by Glenn Richards
1y ago
WUFT Morning Edition host Glenn Richards recently spoke with actor, comedian, game show host, and writer, Brad Sherwood, best known as a series regular for eighteen seasons on Whose Line Is It Anyway? – starting on the original British version in 1992 and then on ABC for seven seasons. The CW Network revived the show in 2013. Since 2003, Sherwood has been touring with fellow Whose Line? performer Colin Mochrie for a two-man improv show: Scared Scriptless! Now they have an all-new live improv show via Zoom: Stream of Consciousness. The Hippodrome State Theater in Gainesville presents Stream of ..read more
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Once The Prime Suspect, Ed Humphrey Was Left To Lead Life With A Tainted Reputation
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by Quan McWil
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A Sister’s Dream Came True In The Worst Possible Way
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by Meleah Lyden
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The Victims’ Stories Haunt A Young Reporter: ‘They Were Like Me’
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by Meleah Lyden
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Three Decades Later, A Box Of Tragedies Reveals The Fear That Gripped Gainesville
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by Camille Respess
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