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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

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

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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)

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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, [...]