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Counterpoint December 5th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | December 9th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we had a mini-special on Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the recent protests that have popped up all over the nation. We were lucky enough to have not one, but two special guests: Nicole Spencer– who you may know from Left of the Dial– and also, Meg McGee, ex-Counterpointer and the current Program Director for WVUM! Anyways, we had a pretty good hour-long discussion on the topics of race, police relations, and social policy. We’re considering doing another special on these, but nothing concrete yet; stay tuned for more information.

As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint November 21st

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | December 9th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, of course we talked about the executive action by Obama for immigration reform and all the politics associated with it. We also took a moment to reflect on the recent shooting at our biggest rival school: FSU, which led into a broader discussion about mental health and guns in America.

To catch a replay, as always, hit the jump after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint November 14th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | November 18th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we talked about the US-China deal that will (hopefully) massively reduce the pollution from both countries. We also touched on the Keystone XL Pipeline and alternative fuels. Then we touched on the Gruber comments and Obamacare in general. We ended with a light touch on immigration reform amidst the looming threat of executive action.

Unfortunately we had a few technical issues this week which cut off the first chunk of the discussion and a few sweepers in-between. This will hopefully be fixed for next week. Nevertheless, catch the replay after the break, as always. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint November 7th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | November 11th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we talked everything ’2014: the massive Republican takeover of the Senate, everything in Florida from Scott’s victory to proposition 2, and even a bit of looking forward to 2016. That’s about it; as always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint October 31st

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | November 11th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we were joined by Kyle Fleck, our newest addition to Counterpoint! Naturally, we talked ’2014. Everything from Florida to Senate races all across the country. We also snuck in a bit of Ebola and the question of quarantining high-risk individuals. We ended with some speculation about 2016 and who might make a run at the executive. As always, catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint October 24th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | October 28th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we started by following up on the Florida election situation on the heels of the third debate. We then talked about some lesser-known yet still very important measures on the ballot for Florida this year: medical marijuana and the decision for who gets to appoint judges to the State Supreme Court (Amendments two and three, respectively). We then moved into medicare and broader Florida politics. We ended by postulating about the 2014 election nationwide. As always, hit the jump after the break to catch the replay. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint October 17th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | October 28th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we were joined again by Joe Pettinelli who will be taking over for Jordan in the coming months. We started by talking about Fangate and then transitioned into Florida politics in general. After the break, we talked about the Ebola outbreak and what the U.S. is and should be doing to keep ourselves safe from the outbreak. We ended with a brief discussion on The Snappening. As always, hit the link after the break for a replay. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint October 10th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | October 14th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we started by talking ’2014. After that we moved on to a lively discussion on Florida’s 2nd measure on the ballot this November and marijuana in general. It’s a busy week, so that’s all the description there is this week. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint October 3rd

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | October 7th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we were joined by a very special guest: Louis Chan, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Louis spoke with us about the recent political unrest brewing in Hong Kong dubbed the “umbrella revolution” and we got the chance to ask him some questions to better understand what was happening. I had bumped in to Louis at an event the previous night on the topic of the umbrella revolution and he agreed to come on the show, so special thanks again to him for doing so on such short notice.

After that, we started with discussing the College Republicans’ “Say Yes to the Dress” parody commercial and kind of slid into abortion unprepared (we didn’t have Nicole to provide a female perspective).

Nevertheless I think it worked out well. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint September 26th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | October 2nd, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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This week, we talked about Eric Holder’s resignation and then we wandered off topic quite a bit, touching on Ferguson, and even on poverty and the minimum wage. Then we touched on education reform to round out the show. That’s all I’ve got this week: it’s first-test/paper-of-the-semester week! As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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