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Interview–Nick Prueher and the Found Footage Festival

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Nick Prueher, one of the two founders of the Found Footage Festival, called in to preview some of the hilarious VHS clips they’d be showcasing during an event at the O Cinema: Interview–Nick Prueher and the Found Footage Festival by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

RadioActive—Hubris: Media Censorship, Repression, and Revolution

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Why do governments engage in media censorship and what do they have to gain? Dr. Mehdi Shadmehr from the University of Miami Business school will be on-air to discuss his theories and discoveries. Including, how when nation-wide grievances hit a certain magnitude, heads of state will first releave censorship and then double down.   RadioActive—Hubris: [...]

RadioActive—Innovaid: Hacking Healthcare in the Developing World

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UM Med students Carlos Oliu and Sharon Wolfson have discovered that a little creativity can go a long-way towards improving the cost and availability of developing-world healthcare. Their program Innovaid is a new student organization at the UM Miller School of Medicine devoted to identifying and solving developing-world medical problems through the creative use of [...]

WVUM News Reports: Are Students Enrolling in Obamacare?

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In 2012 our nation witnessed history in the making when President Obama‘s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was made law. Last june, the Supreme Court upheld the premise of Obamacare, which applied a penalty to people who do not purchase health insurance.  Now with the law in place, the success of public health care [...]

Let’s Talk: An Interview with Journalist Jonathan Katz on Haiti

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NGOs and the Future of Haiti The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster is the daunting title of a very important book by author Jonathan Katz.  As the name suggests, the book critiques the international response to the Haitian earthquake of 2010.  When the [...]

Let’s Talk: Author/Journalist Michael Grunwald on the “New New Deal”

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Michael Grunwald is the Senior National Correspondent for TIME Magazine and the author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. It’s a book that has gotten a lot of praise for its descriptions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or as you may remember it, the stimulus [...]

RadioActive—Civic Hacking: A 21st Century Public Duty

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Civic Hacking is a revolutionary way the computer savvy are liberating open data that can inform better problem solving in every community. Civic Hacking is making waves across the country with those who know code holding hackathons in LA, NYC, Chicago, and Miami. UM’s Dr. Richard Bookman was recently invited to the White House as [...]

Let’s Talk: A Conversation on Veterans and PTSD

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Steve Gomez is the author of an opinion piece in the Miami Hurricane newspaper that caught our eye this Veteran’s day, titled: “Make An Effort to Talk to, Thank Veterans”.  The article, as the title suggests, made an appeal for fellow students to acknowledge the veterans studying and/or walking among them.  Gomez himself served in [...]

Promoting Education in America

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After speaking with Anthony Reid, Forever Bloom Alliance Founder and Director, and Jeremie McLeod, FBA Creative Director, there is little doubt the non-profit organization does not have a permanent impact on the youth who go through its programs. Anthony Reid who is a school teacher and adamant proponent for unity within the public school system, [...]

WVUM News Special: Philippines Relief Efforts

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Rolly Aberion, Miami Area Coordinator, spoke with Shelly Lynn about the recent disaster in the Philippines and the necessity of everyone coming together, supporting the relief efforts going on right now. The situation is time sensitive, the sooner we get supplies to the devastated regions, the faster the damage will be repaired. For more information: [...]