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Counterpoint April 3rd: With Special Guests David, Will, and Vinny!

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | April 6th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we had not one, not two, not even three, but four special additions to today’s show. Vinny “the Voice of Reason” used to host Counterpoint back in the day, Will was a long-time Counterpointer who graduated last year, and David joined us to fill the “middle” part of the political spectrum. Our fourth VIP was the next host of Counterpoint! David Silverman was able to make it out and take the first step towards taking over– co-hosting! I’d be remiss to forget Rachel, one of our regulars: she was only able to make part of the show, but we were still thrilled to have her, as always.

We started by talking about the Iran deal framework and the impact the final deal will have on the Middle East. We then moved to the Menendez charges and other recent corruption-related cases. We finished by talking about criminal justice reform and the event Vinny’s organization (Generation Opportunity) is hosting this Thursday at the FIU Kovens Center. We had a good discussion on the over-criminalization present in the American legal system of non-violent crimes, specifically in relation to over-codification, minimum sentences, financial crimes, and even police interactions with their local communities.

Good thing we record all our shows: this is one you definitely don’t want to miss! As always, you can catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint March 27th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | April 6th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we started by talking about Ted Cruz’s candidacy announcement before wandering into minimum wage for a bit. We then moved to discussing the Indiana religious freedom bill before moving on to the Iran deal and finishing with a quick discussion on Ultra.

As always: hit the jump after the break to catch a replay. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint March 6th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | March 16th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

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This week, we talked about Netanyahu’s speech to Congress and about Israeli relations in general and even a bit of Middle East politics. Then we moved to talking about the Clinton email scandal, and even though we invited Mrs. Clinton onto the show (she was on-campus for Clinton Global University), we had no such luck in getting her on. We ended with talking about the Kappa Kappa Gamma suspension and subsequent reversal announced earlier this week and the WHO’s recent advising on sugar. As always, catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint February 27th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | March 2nd, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we talked about the looming DHS shutdown and the immigration reform debate associated with it. We then moved to talking about Oklahoma’s recent ban on AP U.S. History. We finished with a debate on D.C.’s legalization (or grey-area therein) of marijuana. Throughout the show, we asked about the gold-and-white or black-and-blue dress that took the world by storm the day before, and we were happy to have a bit of fun at the end of the show debating which color set this particular article of clothing actually displayed. As always, catch the replay after the break; keep it locked.

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Counterpoint February 20th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | February 21st, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we started with discussing the conclusion of the Student Government elections and some of the proposals the campaigns posed to the student body, specifically: gender-neutral bathrooms and 24/7 dining options. We then moved to discussing the revelations that the NSA has been adding some undesired functions to hard drives and whether this is proper in modern society. We closed with the Mars One announcement of whittling down their candidate pool to a mere 100 potential future-Martians before wandering a bit into eco-policy and some other off-topic points, but it was still fun. Anyways, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint February 13th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | February 16th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we were joined by Nicole D, who will be coming on to round out our political-spectrum coverage! As usual, we also had Kyle and Rachel on, and it looks like we’re done with adding people to the show for a little while. We talked about Net Neutrality, the Keystone XL pipeline, Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike), and Vaccinations. As always, catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint January 30th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | February 16th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we were lucky enough to be joined by not one, not two, but three special guess: Joe, Alex, and Rachel. Joe’s a senior at UM and was on to help us bridge the gap as we worked to find another liberal for the show and Alex is a long-time Counterpointer who just happened to be in town this weekend. Rachel was subbing in for Nicole, but she’s now another regular on Counterpoint! As always, we had Kyle holding down the liberal front. We talked briefly about Greece’s elections before wandering all over the political map, and then moved on to Cuba. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint January 23rd

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | January 27th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

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This week, we had our own reactions to the State of the Union. We also managed to briefly touch on the abortion bill and ISIS with the remaining time. The President sounded very committed to avoiding the “lame duck” moniker, so we’ll have to see what the next two years will bring. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint January 16th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | January 26th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

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This week, we talked about all the politics we missed out on over break: the change in Cuban policy, Charlie Hebdo, and naturally, the Republican takeover of Congress. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint December 19th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | December 23rd, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we talked about Cuba of course! Due to the semester’s end, we only had Kyle and Mike this week to do the show, so it was very cozy. This issue hit pretty close to Mike’s heart, so the show was a bit more fiery than usual, but the guys pulled off a tricky debate with aplomb. We then moved onto the spending bill and the Sony hack/North Korea to round out our coverage.

As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked. Also: merry Christmas and happy holidays from Counterpoint!

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