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Depending on whom you ask, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is either a hero or a traitor. And a recent film called the Fifth Estate dramatizes the international non-profit as an organization that is run by a man who increasingly cares about his own ego rather than the anonymity of the whistle blowers. Its posting of classified U.S. diplomatic cables led the U.S. Army, the FBI, and the Justice Department to call for criminal prosecution. So what do YOU think about WikiLeaks? We hit the streets to find out.
With the government shutdown over and having narrowly escaped default on our debt, Democrats were well-poised to make significant gains in public opinion and perhaps the 2014 elections. But the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act website found less than 10% of the 19 million people who tried signing up were successful. So we hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors: Have Republicans hurt their brand with their relentless, yet unsuccessful attempts to defund Obamacare, or have Democrats proven that the government isn’t capable of doing anything right with their less-than-impressive roll-out of healthcare.gov?
WFHB wrapped up its Fall Fund Drive this past Sunday—big thanks to everyone who supports community radio! We’re lucky to live in an area where so many people work so hard to establish and support local services that enrich our lives and give a real sense of responsibility to the community. With time and monetary budgets tight for most, we hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors about the charitable and non-profit organizations they support.
The Lotus Festival kicked off yesterday and the coming days promise loads of music, a parade, multiple workshops and more fun than you can shake a cabassa at. Voices in the Street hit the streets to ask your friends and neighbors if they’re planning on attending the festival and about some of their favorite Lotus memories.
Voices in the Street – Rounding up Chemical Weapons in the Middle East: A ‘Syrias’ dilemma for the United States
It’s been more than a year since President Obama claimed the use of chemical weapons would be a red line in the Syrian conflict. And recently Syrian President Assad took Secretary of State John Kerry up on his suggestion that a relinquishing and a full inventory of their chemical weapon stockpiles would be a way out of using military force. How the Syrian conflict resolves itself is still yet to be seen, so Voices in the Street asked your friends and neighbors how the US should deal with this and if military force is justified.