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Heroes Unite with Alice Billman

Heroes Unite

Alice Billman, Executive Director of Heroes Unite, speaks about the struggles of low-income families and deficiencies of the public school system where their children attend. In defiance of the state cuts on arts funds, she has set up an after-school program that teaches kids, 2nd grade to 5th grade, Chinese Martial Arts. The function of [...]

Counterpoint 01/24/14

The Counterpoint team discusses the GOP’s “war on women” which leads to a broader discussion of if our student activity fees should cover the free condoms offered in the Wellness Center and Health Center at UM. Counterpoint 01/24/14 by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Counterpoint 01/17/14

A Counterpoint alum, Alex Alduncin joins us on the show as we debate news worthy events from the week of 01/13. Features special audio from WVUM News’ Hyan Freitas and Republican correspondent Nicole Marcos interview with Olympia Snowe. Counterpoint 01/17/14 by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

RadioActive—Backlogged: Changing the Miami-Dade County Family Court System


As a court of first and last resort — the family court system in Miami-Dade County is over burdened. When the United States has a 34% divorce rate — funding and time becomes an issue for the courts when handeling topics like domestic violence, timesharing, and child support. Former Chief Judge Joel H. Brown for [...]

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)


Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge, serving one person every eight minutes through local MADD victim [...]

RadioActive—A Game of Chicken: The World of Prediction Markets


Florida during Hurricane season relies on prediction markets. The safety of Floridians and their livelihood depend on it. If a prediction is wrong, it could mean dire consequences. In 1992, forecasters didn’t predict that Hurricane Andrew would hit South Florida. But have you ever thought about how prediction markets work? Private sector vs. Government predictions, [...]

Florida Art Therapy Association

FL. Art Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health profession in which clients, facilitated by the art therapist, use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. A goal in art therapy is [...]

RadioActive — Environmental Justice: Where we live, Work, and Play


Environmental Justice is as a concept in the United States that describes a social movement in the United States whose focus is on the fair distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. Community and Social Change Program Director and UM Professor Courte Voorhees will join us on-air to explain more. Dr. Courte Voorhees Bio: We are [...]

Department of Community Service: Dean’s Run


Erica Tainsh is a second year medical student at the University of Miami. She spoke with Shelly Lynn about the upcoming 5K fundraiser held by the Miller School of Medicine Department of Community Service (DOCS). DOCS is an entirely student run organization that provides free health screening services to nearly 2,000 medically underserved individuals in Miami-Dade, [...]

Interview–Nick Prueher and the Found Footage Festival


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