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Counterpoint: April 12 | Margaret Thatcher, President Obama’s Budget

By WVUM News Staff | April 13th, 2013 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

Meghan, Jordan, Alex, and Mike discuss the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and what lessons both the UK and US can draw from it. Also, the panel reacts to what is being seen as huge budget cuts and compromises on social security within the proposed Obama Administration budget released this week.

 

Counterpoint 4/12: Margaret Thatcher & President Obama’s Budget by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Counterpoint: April 5 | North Korea, Gun Control Legislation

By WVUM News Staff | April 6th, 2013 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

 

A discussion of North Korea, Connecticut gun legislature, and Florida’s “Parent Trigger” law.

 

 

Counterpoint: 4/5 by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Counterpoint: March 29 | Gay Marraige, Rachel Maddow Q&A

By WVUM News Staff | April 6th, 2013 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

 

Meghan, Jordan, Mike, and our new contributor, Alex discuss gay marriage, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Meghan’s encounter with Rachel Maddow.

Counterpoint 3/29: Gay Marriage, CFAA, and Rachel Maddow by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Counterpoint: On Drones | Episode 2/22

By WVUM News Staff | February 24th, 2013 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

Counterpoint 2/22: Jordan Lewis, Mike Kanoff and host Hyan Freitas tackle the issue of drones. Now that more information has been released regarding the Obama administration’s policy on using drones to target suspected terrorists–regardless of American citizenship– scrutiny of the secret world of drone warfare has intensified.

The question: Is it immoral and unconstitutional? Or is it just another way to combat terrorism without having to put boots on the ground?

 

 

Counterpoint: On Drones |Episode 2/22 by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Morning Headlines: January 25, 2013

By WVUM News Staff | January 25th, 2013 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Record crowds are expected for today's annual March for Life event along the National Mall in Washington. Hundreds of thousands of marchers and spectators are expected to turn out for the 40th annual march marking the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that led to legalized abortion. 

President Obama will name Denis McDonough as White House chief of staff today. McDonough is deputy national security advisor. He will replace Jack Lew, who the President is nominating to run the Treasury Department. Current Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is stepping down. 

The nation's schools are being instructed to include disabled students in existing sports programs, or create equal alternative options. The directive from the Department of Education requires school districts to make "reasonable modifications" to their athletic programs or create new ones that have equal standing. 

A new program rolling out in South Florida could be a national model to help immigrants learn English. More than 400 Miami-Dade public school students are getting iPads that contain English training programs. Called iWorld, the program is aimed at foreign-born secondary students. The program is being used in a dozen schools across the county and will be tested throughout the district before its national debut. 

Miami Weather: Sun and clouds mixed. High 77F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

 

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Headlines collected via WVUM subscription to Metrosource news wire. Edited for flow, brevity (radio).

 

“*”- Denotes original reporting/content.

 

Afternoon Headlines: December 22, 2012

By WVUM News Staff | December 22nd, 2012 | LEAVE A COMMENT

A pre-Christmas pardon has been granted by Pope Benedict the 16th to his ex-butler. Paolo Gabriele was convicted in October of leaking sensitive documents that alleged corruption in the Holy See. The Pope went to the Vatican’s jail today to tell him personally of the pardon. The Vatican says Gabriele has been released and has returned to his family. He had been serving an 18-month sentence. The Pope also pardoned a second Vatican employee who was convicted of aiding Gabriele.

 

Holiday shoppers may be a bit reluctant to spend money this season. Retail experts say fears about tax hikes and government spending cuts are making them uncertain. As a result, retailers may not enjoy a strong finish to the holiday shopping season. According to a Reuters-Ipsos poll, about 17-percent of the consumers taking part said the impending “fiscal cliff” is making them spend less this season.

 

People continue mourning the lives lost in last week’s shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Three more funerals will be held today. Last night, thousands attended a candlelight vigil on a local soccer field. A bell rang after each victim’s name was read. Police estimate more than two-thousand attended the event. A bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” as the crowd sang along.

 

After four months in a Mexican prison, a former U.S. Marine is back home for the holidays. The State Department says Mexican authorities agreed to release Jon Hammar thanks to intervention from members of Congress. The combat veteran’s four-month imprisonment caused an uproar among lawmakers who called for a boycott on travel to Mexico. Family members said he was being held on a trumped-up weapons charge.

 

Weather: Sunny. High 67F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. (via miamiweather.com)

 

 

Note:

Headlines collected via WVUM subscription to Metrosource news wire. Edited for flow, brevity (radio).

 

“*”- Denotes original reporting/content.

A Conversation With Bill Nye the Science Guy | Part I

By WVUM News Staff | October 27th, 2012 | LEAVE A COMMENT

For most of Election 2012, climate change and other issues related to science haven’t come up as often as they should.  In fact, not too much at all.

The Counterpoint team recently got a chance to address this issue, and they did so in spectacular fashion.

The one and only Bill Nye The Science Guy called-in to WVUM to discuss climate change and the future of American space exploration, among other science-y things!

In this first segment: an in-depth look at climate change:

A Conversation With Bill Nye The Science Guy | Part II

By WVUM News Staff | October 27th, 2012 | LEAVE A COMMENT

For most of Election 2012, climate change and other issues related to science haven’t come up as often as they should.  In fact, not too much at all.

The Counterpoint team recently got a chance to address this issue, and they did so in spectacular fashion.

The one and only Bill Nye The Science Guy called-in to WVUM to discuss climate change and the future of American space exploration, among other science-y things!

In this second segment: The Science Guy shares his thoughts on the future of space exploration in the United States.

In the words of Bill Nye: “I’m cooky for Mars!”

A Preview of UM’s 2012 Homecoming

By WVUM News Staff | September 16th, 2012 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Flyer for “Homecoming Concert Reveal” event

The countdown to homecoming 2012 begins with the Homecoming Executive Committee revealing that this years theme will be “The Tried, The True, The ‘U’ ”.  Julian Glover of UMTV and  “The Weekly Voice’ host Hyan Freitas preview the preparations for this event and look towards the upcoming announcement of  what artist will be performing at the much anticipated homecoming concert.

WVUM’s own Max Gall will be DJ’ing at the announcement event on the rock which will take place Tuesday 11am-2pm.

UM Homecoming Preview by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

WVUM News + U: New Ticketing System For UM Athletic Events

By WVUM News Staff | September 13th, 2012 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Via University of Miami Athletics~Email Blast

UMTV’s Julian Glover discusses the University of Miami’s new online ticketing system for students looking to attend UM sporting events. He sits down for the WVUM News + U segment with ‘The Weekly Voice’ host Hyan Freitas