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ZooRush

ZooRush

ZooRush is a collaboration between the School of Communication and the School of Public Health at the University of Miami. Everyone involved is a student or faculty member of our school. Clay Ewing, the game designer of ZooRush and Assistant Professor, and Nancy, the head of PR for the project, talk about the game the [...]

UMSG Elections 2014–A Conversation With the Candidates

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In advance of the 2014 University of Miami Student Government Elections, both tickets (Amplify U and Unite the U) joined a WVUM panel to discuss their platforms in depth and explain their vision for the future of The U. Their conversation with WVUM’s Maggie Waala, Elena Tayem and Mathew  De La Fe is below.  Stay [...]

RadioActive—Quiet: How Weak Nonverbal Communication Skills in Babies Can Signal Autism

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Autism has been gathering attention over the past couple years as initiatives to assist in the fight against autism begin to become more popular. For many parents who have kids with autism, the best case scenario is to catch it early. University of Miami psychologist Dr. David Messinger is developing ways to predict the occurrence [...]

Our Kids Part I: Child Welfare System

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Kadie Black and Issa Hosein explain in broad terms the foster care system and how Our Kids, as the administrative agency, plays into the scheme of things. Among the topics discussed during the show are the misconceptions surrounding foster care/adoption and the children in the system, who are the children in the foster care system [...]

Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust Conducts Annual “Point-in-Time” Winter Census of the Homeless

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On January 23, the Homeless Trust, in partnership with the Miami Coalition for the Homeless, has engaged in a census of unaccompanied, homeless youth aged 13 through 24. This effort, known as iCount, focuses in areas where homeless youth are more likely to be found. These “Point-In-Time” counts are designed to assist the US Housing [...]

RadioActive—Frankenstein: Transhumanism, the post human, and Medical Ethics in Human Evolution

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Transhumanism has a goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition to a “post-human” state by developing technologies that ehance human capacities. Inspired by superheros such an Iron Man and Superman — Transhumanist theorists say that we have the capability to excellerate human evolution, but would it be ethical? Nikhil Delahaye and Medical Student Gaurav Dihman [...]

Heroes Unite with Alice Billman

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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