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Counterpoint February 27th

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(Image credit: NBC News) This week, we talked about the looming DHS shutdown and the immigration reform debate associated with it. We then moved to talking about Oklahoma’s recent ban on AP U.S. History. We finished with a debate on D.C.’s legalization (or grey-area therein) of marijuana. Throughout the show, we asked about the gold-and-white [...]

Where are the patients? The role of Community Psychology in engaging patients in their own lives

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This week on RadioActive Dr. Lenny Jason, a professor of Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, joined us on air to talk Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and patient engagement. Lenny, engaged us in a dialogue around the recent decision for a name change for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)  to “Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease”, as well as the [...]

Counterpoint February 20th

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(Image credit: NBC News) This week, we started with discussing the conclusion of the Student Government elections and some of the proposals the campaigns posed to the student body, specifically: gender-neutral bathrooms and 24/7 dining options. We then moved to discussing the revelations that the NSA has been adding some undesired functions to hard drives [...]

Counterpoint February 13th

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(Image credit: Wired.com) This week, we were joined by Nicole D, who will be coming on to round out our political-spectrum coverage! As usual, we also had Kyle and Rachel on, and it looks like we’re done with adding people to the show for a little while. We talked about Net Neutrality, the Keystone XL [...]

Counterpoint January 30th

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(Image credit: CNN) This week, we were lucky enough to be joined by not one, not two, but three special guess: Joe, Alex, and Rachel. Joe’s a senior at UM and was on to help us bridge the gap as we worked to find another liberal for the show and Alex is a long-time Counterpointer [...]

N4P: The Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention and Treatment

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The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Institute was established by Melissa Aptman’s family and friends a year after her death. Research shows that 85 percent of incarcerated juvenile offenders cannot read. Because of the importance of early literacy, The Melissa Institute has begun a new program: Books for Babies. N4P: The Melissa Institute [...]

N4P: Be A Voice

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In the life of every child, there should be at least one adult that stands as his or her hero. Usually, that hero is Mom or Dad. Unfortunately, there are over 3,000 children in Miami-Dade’s Foster Care System who have no heroes in their lives, and whose voices go unheard every day. Voices For Children’s [...]

RadioActive: Hegemony, social power & intersectionality: Holly Angelique unpacks some “five dollar words”

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This week on RadioActive Dr. Holly Angelique, a professor of Community Psychology and Social Change from Penn State Harrisburg called into the studio to talk about her work. When we talk “social change” we have many different lenses through which we can think, analyze and act. Holly outlined some of her work on social power, [...]

N4P: Reading Queer

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Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida through an annual week-long literary festival, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, a literary salon series and a literary archive. N4P: Reading Queer by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Counterpoint January 23rd

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  (Image credit: WhiteHouse.gov) This week, we had our own reactions to the State of the Union. We also managed to briefly touch on the abortion bill and ISIS with the remaining time. The President sounded very committed to avoiding the “lame duck” moniker, so we’ll have to see what the next two years will [...]