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Counterpoint: Plan B, School Drug Testing, Chartwells Workers Union

chartwells protest

Our student panel chats about this week in news.  This week’s show got heated with discussion of the minimum age requirement to acquire Plan B medication and whether the idea of a union for Chartwells workers is a good idea. Kevin Sands steps in for Meg as host. Counterpoint: Plan B, High School Drug Testing, Chartwells Workers Union by [...]

Counterpoint: April 12 | Margaret Thatcher, President Obama’s Budget


  Meghan, Jordan, Alex, and Mike discuss the legacy of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and what lessons both the UK and US can draw from it. Also, the panel reacts to what is being seen as huge budget cuts and compromises on social security within the proposed Obama Administration budget released this week. [...]

Counterpoint: March 29 | Gay Marraige, Rachel Maddow Q&A


    Meghan, Jordan, Mike, and our new contributor, Alex discuss gay marriage, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Meghan’s encounter with Rachel Maddow. Counterpoint 3/29: Gay Marriage, CFAA, and Rachel Maddow by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Audio: Yoani Sanchez at the University of Miami

Yoani Sanchez

  On April 2, 2013 Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez toured the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami and then spoke with student media members about journalism in Cuba, the stereotypical angles foreign journalists have with regards to the Cuban people and her thoughts on the power of the internet and, specifically, social media. [...]

Roundtable: Transit in Miami

Miami Transit

  The Purple Line is a pop-up transit station. While real trains won’t be passing through, the idea is to give commuters a taste of what could be: a city hub that goes beyond just another train station. In a city they feel is lacking sufficient transit options, organizers Anna McMaster and Marta Viciedo hope [...]

Counterpoint: On Drones | Episode 2/22

Reaper drops first precision-guided bomb, protects ground forces

  Counterpoint 2/22: Jordan Lewis, Mike Kanoff and host Hyan Freitas tackle the issue of drones. Now that more information has been released regarding the Obama administration’s policy on using drones to target suspected terrorists–regardless of American citizenship– scrutiny of the secret world of drone warfare has intensified. The question: Is it immoral and unconstitutional? [...]

Analysis: NCAA and UM


  The NCAA-UM saga intensified with the NCAA issuing the University of Miami a Notice of Allegations regarding it’s investigation into the UM athletics department. WVUM Sports Director Chris Wittyngham joined Hyan Freitas on #theweeklyvoice to take on the controversial issues, and the implications, surrounding this case. Analysis: NCAA and UM by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

SG Debate 2013- ‘Power of U’ and ‘One of U’


  With the approach of student government elections at the University of Miami, both campaigns stopped by WVUM to promote their platforms of initiatives and urge students to vote for them.  In case you missed it, here is our joint discussion with the candidates from ‘One of U’ and ‘Power of U’.   ‘Power of [...]

Interview: Mystic Force Foundation

Mystic Force Foundation Photo

The Mystic Force Foundation is a local nonprofit that seeks to raise awareness of childhood cancer and raise the funds to end it. In an interview on WVUM, founder Silvia Vanni spoke passionately with Not For Profit host Shelly Mlacker about her mission, inspired by the legacy of her son Salvatore Vanni who bravely fought [...]