The current social construct of beauty on the American populous has created an unhealthy body image for US Citizens regardless of age. For a population that is 70% overweight, the goal to look like Ken or Barbie is becoming exceedingly less healthy which has some reporters begging the question “If pretty hurts, are we doing it wrong?” Current UM C&SC Master’s student Ana Mantica joined us on-air to explain.
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Started by Paul Harris in 1905, Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. How do Miami’s local Rotary Clubs make an impact?
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This week we had Alex back with us to talk about General Amos’ recent criticism of Obama’s strategy in Iraq and what it means for the armed forces as a whole. We then moved on to gay marriage and the general changes across the country in light of the recent judicial actions in Florida. And of course, we couldn’t ignore the Israel/Palestine conflict flare-up, so we had a brief discussion on that with some comparisons to the Ukraine situation still going on. At the end, I got to do a spiel on the newly disclosed iOS developer tools/backdoors from earlier in the week. Catch the replay after the break; keep it locked.
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We’re running out of Mike & Mike’s. This week was a little more… intense than usual: Mike Fuentes’ views on topics like gay marriage tend to run counter to the “mainstream” line of thinking. That said, his opinions are no less valid simply because they are different or in the minority. I played a little bit of word volley with him and I think it turned out pretty well. We had a fantastic array of texts come in: so much so that it felt like we had a third person specifically tailored to debate Mike Fuentes on these issues. We started with the Monroe county (mostly the Keys & SW tip of the state) and the developments towards gay marriage there, and then we briefly touched on the MH17 tragedy before ending on to our usual “light and casual” approach for summer. Catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.
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This week, it was Counterpoint: Mike and Mike edition (again). We were pretty loose, covering everything from LeBron James’ unfortunate departure from the Heat to a bunch of Mike (Fuentes)’s more personal viewpoints on politics, the state of the nation’s morality, and some other good stuff. Not going to lie: it was pretty loose and laid-back, but we had some awesome listener text-ins, so I think it went quite well. We certainly had a good time doing the show, and judging by the texts, so did the listeners, and that’s what we really need to be satisfied. Anyways, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.
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Every now and then we get topics that are so massive and so intricate that there simply isn’t enough time to cover them on air. This is the case for the Syrian crisis a few months back, so we decided to do a podcast of sorts so we could really get into it. As we started discussing it, we thought it would be cool to get some students in on the discussion to get their point of view, so Will set out to find and interview students with ties to the region for this piece (including our own Jordan Lewis). Since we were interviewing students, we thought “why not get a professor?” and we managed to snag Professor McGuinn, an expert (to say the least) on the subject. Admittedly, this piece is late; about 2-3 months late. Aside from production hurdles, coordination of interviewees’ schedules, and other first-time problems, we finished it at an awkward time: the news had shifted away from the topic to the Ukraine situation and more domestic affairs. However, with the ISIS situation in Iraq, we thought it would be appropriate to release it now. So without further adieu, here is WVUM News’ first Counterpoint Podcast! Enjoy!
Special thanks to Will Ng, who nursed the project from the start and kept it going through all the rough patches, Hyan Freitas, who oversaw and green-lit the idea, and Meg McGee and Jordan Lewis, who were able to reach out and get students to come on.
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This week, we had Counterpoint: Mike and Mike Edition. We started by discussing the Supreme Court’s extremely productive week, covering everything from the banning of warantless cell phone searches (yay!) to the removal of anti-protesting distances outside of abortion clinics. We then discussed FIFA and the alleged corruption therein, and speculated about David Beckham’s plans to bring soccer to Miami. We ended with general speculation about 2014/2016 and the Eric Cantor upset again (correction: I misspoke and referred to him as the Speaker of the House when I meant to say Majority Leader) and the “poptart-gun” law that went into effect recently and dabbled a little into how we should raise our kids. Anyways, hit the link after the break for a recap. Keep it locked.
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This week, Alex and I started by talking about the evolving crisis in Iraq and ISIS. Then we moved into discussing the Tea Party-fueled upset over Eric Cantor and some general 2014/2016 election points. Hit the link after the jump for a replay. Keep it locked.
Many recent UM graduates are taking a year off and serving the USA as National Service Members. In today’s reformed economy national service has opened doors most students never expected. But what service organization best fits your ambitions? Butler Center representative Audrey Kidwell came on-air to explain.
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This week, we started with the Nigerian kidnapping situation and wandered all around the political make-up of the U.S., but it was a pleasant trek off the track. After that, we discussed the Clippers’ owner incident and what has changed since the initial revelations. We ended by talking about food. Sugars, fats, GMOs; everything we should or shouldn’t put in our bodies. Due to the large influx of texts related to the food segment, we’ll likely do something similar again. Catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.