The Point Podcast – WUFT NewsA daily roundup of important Florida stories curated by WUFT's The Point newsletter team and produced for audio by students at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.
Thursday's host, Jessica Seldner, speaks with WUFT's Jake Reyes about a new RTS program offering free bus rides in Gainesville. Plus, a development in the Brian Laundrie case, potential construction plans for the collapsed surfside condo, and more.
Wednesday's host, Kristin Moorehead, speaks with WUFT's Megan Hartnett about an increase in violent crime in Gainesville. Plus, the Parkland shooter could get the death penalty, UF faces a class action lawsuit, and more.
Tuesday's host, Sami Ewing, speaks with WUFT's, Grace Blair, on Sankalp Gilda. Gilda is a previous doctoral student at the University of Florida who is suing the university for unpaid wages and has filed a case through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stating he was subjected to "racism, harassment, and retaliation" by his professor and advisor.
Monday's host, Violet Comber-Wilen, speaks with WUFT's Jake Reyes about how worldwide shipping shortages are affecting Gainesville markets. Plus, a new election law, the status of local food pantries, and more.
Friday's host, Giovan Lambert, speaks with WUFT's Sarah Sepe about the recent string of bomb threats in Alachua County Public Schools. Plus, leaders in Tallahassee are suing the state over the anti-riot law, the impact of red tide on Florida's Gulf Coast, and more.
Thursday's hosts, Sami Ewing and Jessica Seldner, spoke with WUFT reporter, Julian Rush, about the technology desert in Marion County and how it affects residents. Plus, more federal funding for Alachua renters and a life sentence for a Tampa murderer.
Wednesday's host, Anthony Montalto, talks with WFSU's Valerie Crowder about her reporting on the impacts of Hurricane Michael three years after it devastated the Panhandle. Plus, a new police oversight panel in Miami had its first meeting, and state officials are investigating a spill at a phosphate mine in Hillsborough County.
Tuesday's host, Meleah Lyden, speaks with Meghan McGlone and Jiselle Lee of The Independent Florida Alligator about a proposed apartment building that would bring affordable housing closer to UF's campus. Plus, the state's argument on why a school mask mandate case should be dismissed, Florida is getting a new tool to monitor coronavirus cases and more.
Monday's host, Violet Comber-Wilen, speaks with WUFT reporter Michelle Holder about the Writer Alliance of Gainesville's recent literary review. Plus, the unfolding battle about mask mandates in schools, Florida's contributions to hurricane Michael recovery efforts, and more.
Friday's host, Kristin Moorehead, speaks with WUFT's Julia Cooper about efforts to conserve Little Awesome Preserve. Plus, the Florida Department of Education votes to withhold more money from counties with mask mandates, the FWC lifts the 30-year ban on goliath grouper fishing, and more.