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Counterpoint April 24th


(Image credit: MSNBC) This week, we continued the passing of the torch to David, the next host of Counterpoint! We started by talking about Obama’s revelation that two Americans and an Italian hostage were killed a few months back in a drone strike in Pakistan. We then moved to discussing the Lynch nomination. We ended [...]

Counterpoint April 17th


(Image credit: the University of Miami) This week, we started with round two of the 2016 entrants: Rubio and Clinton, highlighting their strengths and perceived weaknesses. We joined the rest of our student media in covering Julio Frenk’s appointment to head The U following Shalala’s departure and shared our hopes for what type of impact [...]

Counterpoint April 10th


(Image credit: Newsweek) This week, we started with a lively debate on 2016′s newest entrant (and one of my personal heroes): Rand Paul! We’d be remiss to focus on one candidate, so we surveyed the field as well, touching on notables such as Cruz and Clinton. After speculation on 2016, we moved to our other [...]

N4P: What Makes A Non-Profit Effective?


Dr. Scot Evans, Director of the Human and Social Development Program at the University of Miami, spoke to Shelly about how he got interested in the nonprofit world. He talks about the many challenges nonprofits face and gives practical advice on how to make a nonprofit more effective. N4P: What Makes A Non-Profit Effective? by [...]

N4P: Empowered Youth

Empowered Youth

Empowered Youth is a non-profit organization that works exclusively with inner-city, at-risk young men between the ages of 12 and 19, most of whom have been referred to the program by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Colleen Adams, Founder of Empowered Youth, Jesus Mendoza, and Junior Izaguirre joined Shelly to talk about the programs and [...]

Social Justice, community development, networks for change: Local work for our local community


This Sunday on RadioActive I was joined by two Miami social change rockstars, Santiago Bunce and Camilo Mejia of Catalyst Miami, to discuss community development, social justice and the power of networks. We heard their incredible journeys to becoming activists and community organizers in Miami and beyond. We heard both theory of communities of practice [...]

RadioActive – Navigating the intersections of our complex social issues – thoughts from UM students


One of the most difficult issues we face today is in understanding how the many social issues ravaging our communities are complexly interconnected. It’s like a thread that runs through our social world, if you tug on it in one space, it inadvertently impacts another. UM students engage in two separate conversations in this episode [...]

N4P: Internet Safety


Detective Cabado talked to Shelly about internet crimes against children. Through various social media sites, online predators target children as young as ten years of age. Detective Cabado encourages parents to understand the importance of internet safety and urges children to understand the dangers of posting inappropriate pictures or sending inappropriate messages. N4P: Internet Safety [...]

Counterpoint April 3rd: With Special Guests David, Will, and Vinny!


(Image credit: Wikipedia) This week, we had not one, not two, not even three, but four special additions to today’s show. Vinny “the Voice of Reason” used to host Counterpoint back in the day, Will was a long-time Counterpointer who graduated last year, and David joined us to fill the “middle” part of the political [...]