06 / 20 / 13

Vocalo Overdrive: Peace Prize Thursday: June 20, 2013 f

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Arrested for a T-Shirt: 14-year-old Jared Marcum was suspended for wearing a t-shirt featuring a rifle that said “protect your right.” When he returned to school following his suspension, he wore the same exact shirt. This time other students wore gun-related shirts in solidarity with Marcum….

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06 / 18 / 13
Unpaid Interns Look to Judge for Paycheck

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“Having an intern isn’t supposed to be a benefit for your company.[…]The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activity of the intern and, on occasion, it’s operations may actually be impeded.” 

- George Lara, Director of Internships and Mentorships, Chicago Public Media

A recent civil action lawsuit has been filed against Fox Searchlight by two unpaid production interns claiming the work they did for the company was not appropriate for an intern and deserving of compensation. A judge has decided to allow the suit, based on a series of emails that seem to indicate irresponsibility and recognition of fault. Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison sit down with George Lara, the Director of Internships and Mentorships at Chicago Public Media, to help define what an internship is legally meant to be.

Photo credit: Creative Commons

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04 / 29 / 13
Man Sues Gym For Female-Only Hours

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A man is suing a London gym for having “female only” hours. The gym offers 442 women-only hours at the gym due to research that shows women feel uncomfortable with how they look at the gym. He said that because there are certain hours that males can’t go, he is arguably paying more for having less access to the gym. Not to mention, he suggested the gym introduce male-only hours to make the policy equal.

Does he have a valid point? Or is he ignoring how women feel at the gym? Luis and Shantell discuss. Let us know what you have to say on our Facebook page at facebook.com/vocalo.

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04 / 22 / 13
Just "Be Yourself" Didn't Work For One High School Senior

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One high school senior didn’t get into the colleges of her choice, but rather than complaining to friends and family, she took it a step further: an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

“Just be yourself.” That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms,” Suzy Lee Weiss says in her piece from late March titled “To (All) The Schools That Rejected Me”.

She claims it was a satire, but others don’t see it that way. Luis and Shantell break down her argument and the response, and what this means for college admissions today.

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04 / 18 / 13
Abortion Story

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The grisly details from Kermit Gosnell’s media-dubbed “house of horrors” abortion clinic have come to light recently, but despite reports of cruel, unsanitary and illegal practices, it hasn’t been widely covered. So why hasn’t the media been paying attention? Luis and Shantell discuss the case and what it means for media today.

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03 / 05 / 13

Overdrive (Weekdays 4-6 PM): Overdrive Weekdays 4-6PM Central Time: Cash Money Tuesday f

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Fired for Harlem Shaking: Three weeks into the meme and everyone from high school students to the Miami Heat is doing the Harlem Shake. For some the cost is more than just a bit of embarrassment. We talk about the firing of 15 miners due to their participation in the Harlem Shake craze.

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02 / 27 / 13

Overdrive (Weekdays 4-6 PM): Overdrive Weekdays 4-6PM Central Time: Feminist Wednesday f

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Fat Letters: Childhood obesity is a hot topic and one elementary school in Massachusetts is becoming proactive in stopping it. How? By sending letters to the parents of children deemed obese by the school. We discuss.

Deprived of Resources: The National Eating Disorders Association

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