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After Same-sex Marriage Rulings, An Interview with SAVE Dade

By Hyan Freitas | News Director | June 28th, 2013 |

SAVE Dade is an LGBT advocacy organization that, as its name suggests, is based in Miami-Dade County.  After the Supreme Court ruled that DOMA was constitutional, they are beginning to see the fruits of their advocacy work, and the advocacy of others who seek marriage equality

Below, C.J Fortuno, Executive Director of SAVE Dade and Devin Cordero react to the rulings, and we ask:  what changes in SAVE Dade’s mission due to these rulings and what does this mean for same-sex couples here in Florida where same-sex marriage remains illegal?

The Weekly Voice, the community-affairs talk show on WVUM, airs every Friday at 10a.m ET

 

 

SAVE Dade Reacts SCOTUS Rulings on #TWV by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Interview: Dissecting a Jury

By Chloe Herring | June 28th, 2013 |

With the murder trial of George Zimmerman now underway, there has been a lot of attention not only placed on the prosecution and defendant, but also on the jury listening to their arguments.  Although the identities of the jurors in the case will not be released, we do know some information about the individuals, like that all six of them are women.

Opening statements in the Zimmerman trial began on monday. the jurors from then on faced the task of providing impartial deliberation in this controversial case.

George Zimmerman was charged with the second-degree murder of unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin in April 2012.

With that being said, we thought it would be beneficial to bring in an expert on the subject of juries. For some insights, we spoke with UM Law professor Scott Sandby. Sandby graduated from Cornell law school with his juris doctor and serves as the dean’s distinguished scholar at the University of Miami law school. He has contributed research to understanding juries, specifically in trials involving the death penalty. Listen in to the discussion below.

The Weekly Voice, WVUM’s community affairs talk show, airs live Fridays at 10a.m. ET.  

 

Let’s Talk: Dissecting a Jury by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Audio: Yoani Sanchez at the University of Miami

By Hyan Freitas | News Director | April 3rd, 2013 |

 

On April 2, 2013 Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez toured the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami and then spoke with student media members about journalism in Cuba, the stereotypical angles foreign journalists have with regards to the Cuban people and her thoughts on the power of the internet and, specifically, social media.

 

La bloguera cubana Yoani Sánchez recorrió la Colección de la Herencia Cubana de la Universidad de Miami y luego habló con los medios estudiantiles sobre el periodismo en Cuba, los estereotipos periodistas extranjeros tienen con respecto al pueblo cubano, y sus reflexiones sobre el poder de internet y los medios sociales.

 

 

Yoani Sanchez at the University of Miami by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

SG Debate 2013- ‘Power of U’ and ‘One of U’

By Hyan Freitas | News Director | February 18th, 2013 |

 

With the approach of student government elections at the University of Miami, both campaigns stopped by WVUM to promote their platforms of initiatives and urge students to vote for them.  In case you missed it, here is our joint discussion with the candidates from ‘One of U’ and ‘Power of U’.

 

‘Power of U’ vs ‘One of U’ by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Interview: Mystic Force Foundation

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | February 18th, 2013 |

The Mystic Force Foundation is a local nonprofit that seeks to raise awareness of childhood cancer and raise the funds to end it. In an interview on WVUM, founder Silvia Vanni spoke passionately with Not For Profit host Shelly Mlacker about her mission, inspired by the legacy of her son Salvatore Vanni who bravely fought and lost a battle with Neuroblastoma cancer.

Interview: Mystic Force Foundation by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

A Conversation With Bill Nye the Science Guy | Part I

By WVUM News Staff | October 27th, 2012 |

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 |

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!”

WVUM News Special: Beau Biden Interview

By Hyan Freitas | News Director | October 8th, 2012 |

Beau Biden, the eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General of the state of Delaware and Iraq War veteran, spoke to WVUM News via phone from Wisconsin in advance of his father’s upcoming, and only, debate with Congressman Paul Ryan.

He also reacted to the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney and talked about a potential career for himself in presidential politics. Will he follow in his father’s footsteps?

WVUM News Special: Beau Biden by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

No Zebras: ‘Canes Against Sexual Assault

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | September 17th, 2012 |

Stephanie and Katie recently joined ‘Not For Profit’ host Shelly to discuss the work they have been doing with No Zebras.

A herd of zebras will sit by and watch one of their own be attacked by a lion. Don’t be a zebra!

No Zebras is a student group that aims to address and reform the behaviors, ideas, and misconceptions, of the University of Miami student body regarding sexual assault.

Their mission is to raise awareness about the issue of sexual assault and to educate the University of Miami community about the resources available to survivors here on campus and in the Coral Gables Community.

Hear a brief testimonial from Katie taken from the interview here: