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Counterpoint March 21st: Crimea & Elections feat. Alex & Meg

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(Image Credit: Wikipedia) So this week, we talked about Crimea again. We had previous Counterpointers Alex and Meg join us and weigh in. The conversation seemed to be heading towards “it’s not our problem,” a viewpoint shared by one of my personal heroes, Ron Paul. After that, we moved to the Jolly/Sink election, and good [...]

Let’s Talk: UM Expert, Russian Student Weigh-in on Crisis in Crimea

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In the latest edition of The Weekly Voice’s “Let’s Talk” segment, the topic of in-depth discussion is the ongoing diplomatic crisis between US/EU/Russia/Ukraine over Crimea.     Our panel: Kamila Orlova is a student from Russia majoring in political science. Dr. Roger Kanet is a International Studies professor and longtime academic focussing on all things [...]

RadioActive—Community Well-Being: Socialize or Social-Lies?

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UM’s Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Prilleltensky, has taught in class that for the last century we have been told four lies about how to promote community well-being: that the medical system will promote health, that experts know best, that we must focus on pathology instead of people’s strengths, and that treating individuals [...]

HOPE: Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, Inc.

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Housing Discrimination affects more than the direct victims; it impacts the whole community and society at large. Education is one of the most important keys to eliminating housing discrimination. HOPE, Inc. is increasing its outreach campaigns to educate more housing providers across the County. In 2013, HOPE, Inc. delivered fair housing training to nearly 200 [...]

RadioActive—Carbicide: The Cost of the Obesity Epidemic in the 21st Century

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Americans associate the skyrocketing cost of healthcare with the aging baby boomer population. In reality the cost of healthcare is ascending because of the chronic disease epidemic in the United States — especially among American millennials. Diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and hypertension contribute more to healthcare costs then onetime expensive cures. What can millennials do now [...]

Counterpoint 3/7/14: Ukraine, State of the State, & House of Cards, feat. Kamila Orlova

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  (Image credit: Operation World)   This week, we were luck enough to have Kamila Orlova, a student here at UM who hailed from Russia, to speak with us about the Ukrainian situation. Additionally, I let Jordan rant about his gripes with Florida Governor Rick Scott, and for the last few minutes of the show, [...]

Our Kids Part II: Foster to Adopt

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Adoption is the legal transfer of the parental rights and responsibilities from a child’s birth parents to the adoptive parents. But adoption is not the only way to help children in crisis, you may be interested in becoming a foster parent or a Guardian Ad Litem. Two foster parents, Trudy and Lisa, discuss the various [...]

Counterpoint 2/28: Clinton Visits UM, Arizona and Venezuela

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(Photo credit: history.com) This week, we discussed Hillary Clinton’s visit to UM (she did not announce, unfortunately), the Arizona governor’s veto of a broadly worded bill that some say would have legalized prejudice against homosexuals by business owners, and the precarious situation in Venezuela. Hit the jump for the audio– Former Secretary of State Hillary [...]

RadioActive—STEP-HIA: The Studying Trail Enhancement Plans-Health Impact Assessment

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According to Human Impact Partners, Health Impact Assessment is a practical tool that uses data, research and stakeholder input to determine a policy or project’s impact on the health of a population. HIAs also provide recommendations to address these impacts. STEP-HIA is a project being conducted by a research team at the University of New [...]

ZooRush

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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 [...]