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Counterpoint June 20th

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(Image credit: TeaParty.org) This week, Alex and I started by talking about the evolving crisis in Iraq and ISIS. Then we moved into discussing the Tea Party-fueled upset over Eric Cantor and some general 2014/2016 election points. Hit the link after the jump for a replay. Keep it locked. Counterpoint June 20th by Wvumnews on [...]

RadioActive—Markmanship’s Silhouette: The History of Gun Laws in the US.

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The modern discussion of gun laws in the United States has been heated. With media covering stories of mass shootings in schools from Columbine to Virginia Tech and Sandyhook — many have fought over whether guns take lives or protect them. Though this discussion continues, not many Americans know the history of gun laws in [...]

RadioActive—21st Century Social Constructs: Community Psychology and Unpacking What’s Normal.

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Civilization is founded on social constructions that have been given meaning purposely to help society progress. These include — money, gender, race, power and many other things that we consider “normal.” But when can social constructs do more harm then good? Natalie Kivell joined us on-air to explain. RadioActive—21st Century Social Constructs: Community Psychology and [...]

RadioActive—The Art of Learning: The Role of the Arts in Latino Youth Development

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Studies have show that the arts teach children that problems can have more then one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. Kareen Sanchez, first found her passion for the arts in latino youth development while she was a City Year member in LA — and will soon be leaving on a [...]

RadioActive—#UnitedWeServe 2: Peace Corp, AmeriCorps, and the Butler Center.

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Many recent UM graduates are taking a year off and serving the USA as National Service Members. In today’s reformed economy national service has opened doors most students never expected. But what service organization best fits your ambitions? Butler Center representative Audrey Kidwell came on-air to explain. RadioActive—#UnitedWeServe 2: Peace Corp, AmeriCorps, and the Butler [...]

Counterpoint May 23

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(Image credit: Wikipedia) This week, we started with the Nigerian kidnapping situation and wandered all around the political make-up of the U.S., but it was a pleasant trek off the track. After that, we discussed the Clippers’ owner incident and what has changed since the initial revelations. We ended by talking about food. Sugars, fats, [...]

RadioActive—A CEO with Down Syndrome: Cognitive Disabilities and Social Exclusion in America

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Could there ever be a CEO with Down Syndrome? Most people with cognitive disabilities are exlcuded from positions of social prominence because society is not designed with them in mind. What are the problems that they face and how can we fix them. Shannon Yrle, Danielle Parker, and Natalie Kivell came on-air to explain. RadioActive—A [...]

Counterpoint May 16th

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(Image credit: Techyville.com) This week I was joined by Ronald Fox (recently graduated; congrats) and Sophie Baez. We started by talking about the minimum wage debate. After that, we moved on to the Brandeis (Ms. Baez’s college) withdrawal of an honorary degree from Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a prominent critic of Islam and world-renowned advocate for [...]

RadioActive—Number 17: America’s Place Among Global Education Systems

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RadioActive—Number 17: America’s Place Among Global Education Systems by Wvumnews on Mixcloud The United States is a global power, a leader of the free world. Yet, the average American high schooler is ranked below average in math, reading, and science skills. Why is this the case? What’s up with American Education and what’s our place [...]

RadioActive—WeRobot: Let’s Discuss Robotics and Policy.

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Remember in the movies I, Robot and Wall-E how robots assisted people with everything? Like these movies mankind is progressing to a future where robots become part of our everyday. Student’s at UM Law and across the country think it’s time America discussed robotics policy and are taking an active step to start that conversation. [...]