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Critical Issues In Debate: 2010 College Topic Roundup!

Posted in College, Critical Issues in Debate, Podcasts, topic with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

Host, Scott Odekirk calls 6 prominent coaches around the country about the upcoming college topic vote.

download for mobile devices here: critical issues in debate topic roundup 2010

Here is the list of topic on the ballot:

1. Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially increase the number of and/or substantially expand beneficiary eligibility for its visas for one or more of the following: employment-based immigrant visas, nonimmigrant temporary worker visas, family-based visas, human trafficking-based visas.

2. Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially increase the number of and/or substantially expand beneficiary eligibility for its visas in one or more of the following classes: H-1, H-2, employment-based immigrant E.

3. Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially increase its legal protection of unauthorized migrants in the United States in one or more of the following areas: immigration detention, removal, non-asylum legal status, eligibility for federal public benefits.

4. Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce its statutory restrictions on asylum claims in the United States.

5. Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce its restrictions in one or more of the following areas:  non-asylum lawful permanent resident status or Medicaid for unauthorized migrants in the United States, statutory eligibility for gender-based asylum claims, the number of and/or beneficiary eligibility for H-1 or H-2 visas.

Guests include:

Andrea Reed, Director of the University of Kentucky Debate Team

Gabe Murillo, Debate Coach at the University of Oklahoma

Sarah Spring, Debate Coach at the University of Iowa

Dr. Eric Morris, Director of the Missouri State Debate Team

Chris Crowe, Debate Coach at the University of Texas San Antonio

Dr. Michael Hester, Director of the University of West Georgia Debate Team

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Critical Issues in Debate: a Conversation with Calum Matheson

Posted in Critical Issues in Debate, Know Your History, Podcasts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

listen here or download below…

In our first ever podcast we are pleased to present one of the most respected and iconic intellects in both the high school and college debate communities, Calum Matheson. Download Critical Issues in Debate: an Conversation with Calum Matheson below  for mobile devices, itunes, and all media players:

critical issues in debate 7-4-10 calum matheson

You can Watch Calum Competing in the finals of CEDA Nationals here.

here are also some interesting clips that can be found online featuring Calum…

Check out this awesome wiki!!!

Posted in camp, lectures, topic, Video with tags , , , , , on June 17, 2010 by Scott Odekirk

great work from Emory Debate (as always) on the high school topic lecture by one of the greatest coaches in the country, David Heidt.