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Counterpoint 4-4-14: “Cuban Twitter” and SCOTUS on Political Donations

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  (Image credit: Living Green)   Today, we took on the SCOTUS ruling that set the stage for unlimited political donations. As expected, Jordan opposed and Nicole agreed. Are corporations people? I’m inclined to say no. As for the “money-in-politics” question? I’m actually not too bothered by it; I’d support a flat-amount or a total [...]

RadioActive—Ukrainian Undertones: Media Behavior while covering the 2014 Crimean Crisis

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Russian boots occupied Crimea on February 23rd and the 24 hour news cycle has blitzed. Yet Western and Russian versions of the story are vastly different. To one, this is democracy vs. authoritarianism — an old western battle cry. On the other side, Russians are hearing that this is a fight to defend ethnic brothers [...]

AGAPE Network

AGAPE Network

Through their six core programs, Agape brings assistance to literally hundreds of underserved individuals caught in the expensive and non-rehabilitating hospitals, jails, and institutions. Agape’s success stems from a one-of-a-kind integration of services to meet clients’ Psychological, Social, Physical and Spiritual needs. Claudio Perez, President and CEO of AGAPE Network, talks about the importance of [...]

RadioActive—Overtown Oasis: The YWCA and Health in the Hood Partnership

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In 2012 The Florida Health Department published a study reporting that 250,000 Miami-Dade residents living in low-income neighborhoods have poor supermarket access and have higher then average death rates from diet-related diseases. For known food desert areas like Overtown, creating community urban gardens are a way to change that — and that’s just what the [...]

Our Kids Part III: A Career In Social Work

A Career in Social Work

NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH: National Association of Social Workers introduced National Professional Social Work Month for the first time in March 1963. The original purpose was to encourage public support and interest in social work as a profession. Social workers are the backbone of our work and are the first line of defense in being [...]

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 [...]