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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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N4P: The Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention and Treatment

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | February 14th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Institute was established by Melissa Aptman’s family and friends a year after her death.

Research shows that 85 percent of incarcerated juvenile offenders cannot read. Because of the importance of early literacy, The Melissa Institute has begun a new program: Books for Babies.

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N4P: Be A Voice

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | February 7th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

In the life of every child, there should be at least one adult that stands as his or her hero. Usually, that hero is Mom or Dad. Unfortunately, there are over 3,000 children in Miami-Dade’s Foster Care System who have no heroes in their lives, and whose voices go unheard every day.

Voices For Children’s support enables the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program to recruit, train, and support volunteers to serve as the “voice” for abused, abandoned, and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in dependency court proceedings, the only organization that provides this type of caring and objective voice in court. Guardians Ad Litem make sure children are not lost in an overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate home or shelter. Voices’ financial support also helps fulfill the children’s medical, educational, and social needs.

If you know or suspect a child is being abused, please call 1-800-96-ABUSE

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RadioActive: Hegemony, social power & intersectionality: Holly Angelique unpacks some “five dollar words”

By radioactive | February 4th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This week on RadioActive Dr. Holly Angelique, a professor of Community Psychology and Social Change from Penn State Harrisburg called into the studio to talk about her work.

When we talk “social change” we have many different lenses through which we can think, analyze and act. Holly outlined some of her work on social power, hegemony and other “five dollar words” to begin a dialogue on how we are thinking about the work we do for social change. We discussed how a Feminist Community Psychology lens can help to support social change work in our communities and the field of Community Psychology. We cut right to the chase and began to peel back the layers of social power we face in our work and in our communities and turned our critique onto our own work. In this episode Holly really helps us engage in a dialogue outlining ways we can understand and question the dominant cultural hegemony of academia, Community Psychology and social power in our everyday lives.

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N4P: Reading Queer

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | January 31st, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida through an annual week-long literary festival, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, a literary salon series and a literary archive.

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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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