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Counterpoint August 22nd

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | August 26th, 2014 |

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This week, we talked about the Bank of America settlement, the Ferguson situation, and ISIS in relation to the beheading of journalist Foley. This was the last show of the summer, so look forward to a fully-fleshed-out panel this week! As always, catch the replay after the break and keep it locked.

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RadioActive—#NMOS2014: National Moment of Silence Miami

By Michael Matthiesen | August 25th, 2014 |

On August 14, 2014, citizens across America gathered in solidarity to hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of Police Brutality. The members who organized NMOS across America, believe Police Brutality in the United States continues to be a pervasive problem that affects communities across the country.

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RadioActive—The Green Stop Sign: Miami Dade College Single Stop.

By Michael Matthiesen | August 18th, 2014 |

Miami Dade College Single Stop is a one stop shop for the students at Miami Dade College to get the resources they need to make sure they complete their degree. Located at the MDC’s North, Wolfson, and Kendall campuses — Single Stop tries to create social change in Miami Dade by helping the 46% of MDC students who live in at or below the poverty line, get the resources they need in order to graduate. AmeriCorps VISTA Diana Yaruro came on-air to explain.

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Counterpoint August 8th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | August 11th, 2014 |

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This week was Alex’s last with us for the summer, and since everyone else was out of town, it was just the two of us in the studio. We started with David Beckham’s recent proposal to bring soccer to Miami and concluded that it would likely be a good fit for the city. Alex wanted listeners to text-in and suggest topics, so the next two — Israel/Palestine and Iraq– were listener-suggested. We started with Israel and possible band-aid fixes moving forward following operation Protective Edge and seemed to be in agreement that peace in the region was still quite a ways off. As for the ISIS encroachment in Iraq, we debated the role the U.S. should play and whether or not we retain our title of “police of the world.” We’ll miss him, but there’s always Winter Break and next summer!

Apologies in advance for the audio this week: due to technical bugs, the first minute or so was cut off. Catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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Lauren’s Story: A Talk On Childhood Sexual Abuse

By WVUM News Staff | August 4th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors by starting Lauren’s Kids. Lauren’s Kids encourages victims to “shine a light in dark places” and “shed the shame.”

An official 501(c)3, Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curriculum, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and world. Lauren’s Kids holds an annual, statewide “Walk in My Shoes” event, which brings together survivors and advocates on a 1,500-mile walk across Florida to raise awareness and promote supportive legislation. The foundation has helped advocate for the passage of more than two dozen laws to support survivors and protect children from predators.

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Counterpoint August 1st

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | August 4th, 2014 |

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This week, we talked about the pending House suit against President Obama over his alleged over-reach using his executive powers, and some general Presidential powers discussion too. Afterwards, we moved to immigration and posited some ideas about how reform might work, and Alex and Mike Fuentes gave their views on illegal immigration and what “reform” should look like. The topic kind of wandered a bit, turning the show in to Fox and Friends: College Radio edition, but I think it went well overall. We ended with a talk about Ray Rice’s domestic violence case and professional athlete misbehavior in general. Catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.

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RadioActive—Pretty Hurts: Media and Body Image

By Michael Matthiesen | August 3rd, 2014 |

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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RadioActive—Rotary International: A World of Difference.

By Michael Matthiesen | July 28th, 2014 |

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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Counterpoint July 25th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | July 28th, 2014 |

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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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Counterpoint July 18th

By Mike Kanoff | Counterpoint | July 21st, 2014 |

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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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