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Counterpoint May 9th

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(Image credit: downtrend.com) This week, we had special guest Vicky join us. We talked about the HGTV pull of a show due to the actor’s stance on gay marriage, and the general trend of having company political positions come under public scrutiny, despite being unrelated to the products they sell. We then transitioned to the [...]

Female Empowerment: Urgent Inc.

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Urgent Inc. is a youth and community development organization with a mission of empowering young minds to transform their communities. This non-profit organization is currently searching for a Youth Development Intern. A successful intern will assist Counselors and Program Managers during their Youth Empowerment Summer Camp located here on UM’s campus! To learn more or [...]

RadioActive—International Social Change: The State Department’s Community College Initiative.

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The strongest form of international diplomacy are study abroad programs and in the U.S. Community Colleges have been brought into the forefront. The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program provides a quality academic program at U.S. community colleges intended to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities [...]

Counterpoint May 2nd

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(Image credit: Death Penalty.org) This week, like the rest of the nation, talked about the Clippers’ owner and his recent controversial remarks. Then we moved on to Jordan’s “favorite” governor, Rick Scott and the upcoming medical marijuana legalization. After that, we spent a while talking about the death penalty: we all seemed to feel that [...]

Counterpoint April 25th

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(Image credit: Electric Choice) This week, we talked Affirmative Action, money in education, and conservatives in education. The question of how to improve racial relations is always a tricky one, and I thought Nicole and Jordan pulled off the discussion very well for this touchy subject. We then touched on the Kochs’ donations and ensuing [...]

RadioActive—CGIU: University of Miami Students Discuss Their Committments to Social Change

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Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is a creation of the Clinton Foundation, which is a non-profit founded by Bill Clinton. CGI U’s goal is to bring college students together who have “innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. UM Student Eric-Dillan Smith project is in the running for the Public Space Challenge (which is run [...]

RadioActive—Through the Looking Glass: Postmodernism, Western Culture, and Religion in America.

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The Western World today is characterized by a post-modern identity — the idea that we are able to form our own realities and that truth is a subjective perception changing from person to person. The idea of “multiple truths” has lead to national policies such as secularism. But how does America’s post-modern reflexes frame our [...]

Mental Health: Pam’s Story

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Pam Ford, a peer services manager at South Florida Behavioral Health Network, spoke about her experiences struggling with a mental illness, specifically bipolar mental illness. As one who lives with a serious mental illness, Pam, a leader now in the peer movement, is able to provide the best advice to others struggling with similar situations. [...]

Counterpoint April 18th

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(Image credit: Modern Survival Blog)   This week, we touched on the Ukrainian situation concerning the pamphlets handed out to Jews “encouraging” them to register as such with the officials. Next, we covered the Nevada Rancher standoff and discussed how much power the government should be able to wield against its own citizens to uphold [...]

Addressing Conservation Challenges: Waterlust

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Waterlust was founded in December 2011 as a side project. The original goal was to use film/photography to creatively capture how people interact with water in Marine science, ocean sports, and art. At the time, Patrick Rynne, a second year as a PhD student in Applied Marine Physics at RSMAS (UM Marine Science School) had [...]