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Morning Headlines- June 10, 2013

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Here are some of the headlines we’re following this morning: The “Guardian” newspaper has identified the man who leaked top secret documents about the NSA’s controversial spying program as a former technical assistant with the CIA.  Twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden worked for defense contractor Booze Allen Hamilton.  Snowden provided the documents to the “Guardian,” which published [...]

Counterpoint Recap 06/08: PRISM and Privacy

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Photo Credit: The Young Turks —- On Friday, the Counterpoint team had a field day with the news that NSA has a program, PRISM, which listens to phone calls a la Verizon and stores information through frequently visited websites such as Facebook and Google. Most of us came to the consensus that the government doesn’t [...]

Morning Headlines: June 7, 2013

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Here are the headlines we’re following this morning: Even more revelations are coming in regarding the secret collection of data on millions of Americans by the NSA, or National Security Administration.  Yet another leak has revealed that Federal investigators are gathering information on Americans by secretly mining the nation’s biggest Internet companies. The “Washington Post”  [...]

Morning Headlines: June 6, 2013

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Here are some of the headlines we’re following today: A senior Obama administration official is acknowledging the collection of information on Verizon calls by the National Security Agency.   The admission comes after the British newspaper the “Guardian” reported the NSA has been gathering data including numbers called, call duration and location.  .  The administration is [...]

Sometimes Leaks Shouldn’t Be Fixed

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On June 3rd, the trial of Bradley Manning finally began, just a touch over three years since his arrest. He is charged with leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, and in turn to enemies of the U.S., via the nature of the Internet’s global availability. Among the leaked information, was the “Collateral Murder” footage of a [...]

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

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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

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  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

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    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

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  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. [...]