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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]