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RadioActive – Human Trafficking: Adding Complexity to our Understanding and Action

By radioactive | April 27th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This week Lauren Gutman joined us on air to discuss human trafficking (which includes labour trafficking, sex trafficking, and much more) in order to complicate what is traditionally a narrow narrative on what trafficking looks like. We heard from Lauren on: What is human trafficking? Who does it effect most? What can we do to address these issues in our local communities? What is the difference between sex work and sex trafficking? How can we shift the narrative from victim blaming to structural implications? Although we know we don’t have the full answers to these massive questions, we enjoyed getting into the conversation with all of you. This podcast is a preface for more to come – including this coming Friday the Melissa Institute is putting on a conference in partnership with the School of Education and Human Development on Human Trafficking. Learn more about the conference here!

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Counterpoint April 17th

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

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This week, we started with round two of the 2016 entrants: Rubio and Clinton, highlighting their strengths and perceived weaknesses. We joined the rest of our student media in covering Julio Frenk’s appointment to head The U following Shalala’s departure and shared our hopes for what type of impact he will have on both academics and sports– he certainly has some big shoes to fill in regards to both! We ended by speculating which 2016 hopefuls would announce next and comparing our dream tickets. As always, hit the jump after the break to catch a replay. Keep it locked.

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Counterpoint April 10th

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

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This week, we started with a lively debate on 2016′s newest entrant (and one of my personal heroes): Rand Paul! We’d be remiss to focus on one candidate, so we surveyed the field as well, touching on notables such as Cruz and Clinton. After speculation on 2016, we moved to our other topic: discussing the possibility of Cuba being taken off the state sponsors of terror list. We had quite a large cast in the studio this week, so we chose only two topics to accommodate. As always, catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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N4P: What Makes A Non-Profit Effective?

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | April 25th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Dr. Scot Evans, Director of the Human and Social Development Program at the University of Miami, spoke to Shelly about how he got interested in the nonprofit world. He talks about the many challenges nonprofits face and gives practical advice on how to make a nonprofit more effective.

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N4P: Empowered Youth

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | April 25th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Empowered Youth is a non-profit organization that works exclusively with inner-city, at-risk young men between the ages of 12 and 19, most of whom have been referred to the program by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Colleen Adams, Founder of Empowered Youth, Jesus Mendoza, and Junior Izaguirre joined Shelly to talk about the programs and services Empowered Youth offers to the community of South Florida.

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N4P: Games For Social Change

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | April 18th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Lien Tran, Assistant Professor of Interactive Media at the University of Miami spoke to Shelly about developing and designing games for social change. She talked specifically about three of her games: Cops and Rubbers–an interactive board game that demonstrates the real consequences of policing tactics for sex workers; Toma El Paso (Make A Move)– an interactive board game that deals with immigrant youth who are about to be released from detention and the various paths they could take through our complicated legal system ; and Por Nuestras Calles–an interactive board game that uses real life situations in a child’s life to educate the people of Colombia on the prevalent commercial sexual exploitation of children.

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N4P: Internet Safety

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | April 6th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Detective Cabado talked to Shelly about internet crimes against children. Through various social media sites, online predators target children as young as ten years of age. Detective Cabado encourages parents to understand the importance of internet safety and urges children to understand the dangers of posting inappropriate pictures or sending inappropriate messages.

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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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N4P: Guardian ad Litem Program

By Shelly Lynn | NFP | April 4th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

A Guardian ad Litem (“GAL”) is a trained, court-appointed volunteer who serves as the voice for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in dependency court.

The Guardian ad Litem Program is part of a national network of 933 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. GALs, volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while the children are in foster care.

Studies have proven that when a volunteer Guardian ad Litem serves on a child’s case, the child spends less time languishing in foster care and has a greater chance of achieving long-term stability.

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