Founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids, Lauren Book, talks about the annual Walk—Walk In My Shoes. Every year for the past 6 years, thousands of people including survivors have shown their support for Lauren’s mission to end child sexual abuse.
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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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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.
The Miami-Dade Police Department, Special Victims Bureau/Domestic Crimes Section established Project DoVE (Domestic Violence Education) in 2006. Project DoVE conducts community awareness events throughout Dade County mainly in areas that have been identified as highly concentrated domestic violence incidents locations. A Domestic Crimes Section Team comprised of a detective and a Victim Services Coordinator, provide information and referral services to the community. The Team provides general information regarding domestic violence, explains criminal justice system procedures, information on obtaining an injunction for protection and provides information on shelter and safety planning.
Our Miami Report summarizes the findings of an intensive research project focused on Miami’s complex issues. By identifying areas in need of further development, Our Miami Report creates common goals for community improvement. The Report identified eight key quality of life issues affecting Miamians: transportation, housing, arts and culture, health and safety, civic engagement, economy, environment and public space, and education.
UNICEF was established December 11, 1946 by the United Nations to meet the emergency needs of children in post-war Europe and China. Its full name was the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund. In 1950, its mandate was broadened to address the long-term needs of children and women in developing countries everywhere. UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system in 1953, when its name was shortened to the United Nations Children’s Fund. But UNICEF still retains its original acronym. Here are some recent facts concerning women and children: 17,000 children die every day, mostly from preventable or treatable causes. Nearly half of all deaths in children under age 5 are attributed to under nutrition—so that’s about 3 million young lives a year. Every 10 minutes, somewhere in the world, an adolescent girl dies as a result of violence.
Brian Meyers, the Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, will talk on behalf of UNICEF.
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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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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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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.
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.