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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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Counterpoint on July 11th

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

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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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WVUM News Middle East Special

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

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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!

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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.

Counterpoint June 27th

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

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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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