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ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the 2016 Presidential Primaries and the race to the White House

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With unlikely candidates soaring in the polls, heated debates and a still recovering economy, the 2016 Presidential Primaries and upcoming election have been anything, but predictable. As the topic of immigration takes center stage, many minority communities feel targeted and isolated by a number of the candidates. Concerns about healthcare costs and national security are … Read more

Skype helps people with speech difficulties

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A few months ago, we came across an article that described how Florida Atlantic University is using Skype to help people who stutter in Rwanda. With a severe lack of local speech therapists, Skype is proving to be an effective means of providing long-distance therapy. We made contact with Dr. Dale Williams, professor of Communication … Read more

Skype composes the perfect setting for musicians to collaborate

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English composer, Malcolm Arnold once said “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.” Combined with Skype, the communication possibilities are truly endless — take a look at our recent posts about blues harp harmonica and violin lessons over Skype, for example. Today we have the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Flint water crisis

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In the midst of a crippling water crisis in the city of Flint, protestors gathered on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building calling for the removal of Governor Rick Snyder who many feel has ignored the crisis for far too long. Armed with a cooler of bottled water labeled “Flint Water,” protestors expressed … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Oregon Standoff

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In a remote region of eastern Oregon armed members of an anti-government militia are occupying the headquarters of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge protesting what they view as an abuse of power on the part of the federal government. The protest led by Nevada rancher Ammon Bundy and other members of the Bundy family was … Read more

Well I woke up this morning… and taught the blues over Skype

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It’s not every day you get to sit down with a virtuoso. In his three decades of playing and teaching blues harp harmonica, Michael Rubin has jammed and recorded with some of the leading lights of roots music. He performed on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical “The Civil War” and even played the national anthem … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Canada’s newest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has captured the world’s attention with his liberal political policies, charm and good looks. Trudeau defeated Conservative incumbent Stephen Harper in 2015 with an unprecedented wave of support reminiscent of Obama’s 2008 campaign. As the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, his election into office marked his return … Read more

Stay in touch with your cat over Skype

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As far as communicating by video call goes, we’ve seen a lot of ingenious and fantastic ways that people use Skype. And this one is definitely one of them. We spoke to Claire Anzai, a student at Ochanomizu University, Japan and discovered the inspiration behind the Itaneko project, an ingenious way to play with your cat … Read more

Skype and Metro Wines share a taste for success

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Travelling to France, Italy or Napa Valley to sample the world’s most renowned grands crus is certainly a highlight in any wine enthusiast’s life. But what if travel isn’t an option? John Kerr and Gina Trippi, owners of Metro Wines in Asheville, North Carolina, have the solution: Skype. Metro Wines, a small wine shop with … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on contaminated Navajo water

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Lack of access to clean water isn’t just an issue in the developing world. In New Mexico, tens of thousands of Americans living in the Navajo Nation do not have access to clean or running water. During the Cold War, decades of uranium mining on Navajo lands resulted in the contamination of the water sources … Read more

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