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RadioActive—Civic Hacking: A 21st Century Public Duty
By Michael Matthiesen posted Nov 14, 2013 at 07:02 PM


Sunday @ 6PM, Civic Hacking is a revolutionary way the computer savvy are liberating open data that can inform better problem solving in every community. Civic Hacking is making waves across the country with those who know code holding hackathons in LA, NYC, Chicago, and Miami. UM’s Dr. Richard Bookman was recently invited to the White House as a “Champion for Change” – and will be speaking about Civic Hacking on-air.

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RadioActive—Jogging in Place: The Anti-Hunger Movement in America
By Michael Matthiesen posted Nov 07, 2013 at 02:01 AM


Sunday @ 6PM, To those in the realm of community social change, food charity will never be an adequate response to the hunger crisis. Not only does it fail to put a dent in the problem, by averting our gaze from the real issue—growing inequality—it ends up costing us all in ballooning health care expenditure, lost productivity, unsafe and divided neighborhoods, and unrealized potential. UM Ph.D Candidate Natalie Kivell will be discussing more on routes this growing social movement can take.     

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RadioActive—Quit Smoking, Gain Weight: Tobacco Cessation in the African American Community
By Michael Matthiesen posted Oct 29, 2013 at 09:41 PM


Sunday @6PM, Marcia McNutt will be discussing weight gain and tobacco cessation in the African American Community. All Americans smoke at about the same rate, but African Americans experience more tobacco-related diseases. Marcia and UM are testing the 'gold standard' smoking cessation intervention personalized to include aspects of African American culture will be more efficacious than the standard intervention.

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RadioActive: Stem Cells and Nicotine
By Michael Matthiesen posted Oct 22, 2013 at 05:42 PM


Sunday @ 6PM, Americans understand smoking is bad, but, how bad is a fairly gray area. Biomedical Engineering PhD candidate Carlos Carballosa and UM Miller School of Medicine spearheaded brand new research on how nicotine hinders the role stem cells play when recovering from an injury. Carlos' research has found that the more nicotine in your system, the longer the recovery.

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Disability Rights Movement: A Hidden History
By Michael Matthiesen posted Oct 17, 2013 at 12:57 AM


Sunday 10/20 @ 6PM, Disability Rights Movement was an out cry by a group of Americans who just wanted to be treated the same as everyone else. It yielded real attention from the government to assist with the needs of Americans with disabilities which led to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The movement impact was nationwide, yet rarely discussed in schools. RadioActive will be discussing the Disability Rights Movement with Dr. Ora Prilelltensky, Rochelle Baer, and Sylvia Goncz. 

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#UnitedWeServe: The Case for Universal Service
By Michael Matthiesen posted Oct 03, 2013 at 01:59 AM


This Sunday @ 6PM,  Since their inception programs like Peace Corp and AmeriCorps have been very popular alternative options for recent college graduates (famously President Donna Shalala was among the first Peace Corps members sent abroad). With the good each program is doing, and it's growing popularity, the case for Universal Service has been made by powerhouses like Sen. Ted Kennedy and General Stanley McChrystal and seems to be gaining steam. Is Universal Service something that can become common place in the lives of Americans? Kevin Bulger from ServiceNation will be a guest on RadioActive to discuss the case for Universal Service: it's history, impact, and future. 

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