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RadioActive—Through the Looking Glass: Postmodernism, Western Culture, and Religion in America.

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The Western World today is characterized by a post-modern identity — the idea that we are able to form our own realities and that truth is a subjective perception changing from person to person. The idea of “multiple truths” has lead to national policies such as secularism. But how does America’s post-modern reflexes frame our [...]

Department of Juvenile Justice: Miami’s River of Life

Juvenile Justice

George E. Ellis has over thirty years of dedicated involvement with youth, civic and social issues within Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. His experience and expertise has allowed him to serve as a member of several state and local Boards and provided Miami’s River of Life with the unique opportunity of being chosen by Miami-Dade [...]

Counterpoint April 11: Sebelius Resignation, Miami-Dade Voting Rights Concerns

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(Image Credit: Wikipedia) This week, we talked about the Sebelius resignation and various voting rights issues, stemming from the recent rule for Miami-Dade concerning bathrooms. I was incorrect in saying that it prohibited people from stepping out of line, and it apparently is about whether or not the buildings where people go to vote are [...]

Mental Health: The Key Clubhouse of South Florida

The Key Clubhouse of South Florida

The Key Clubhouse of South Florida has psychosocial rehabilitation services designed to assist individuals whose lives have been disrupted by severe and persistent mental illness. These individuals recover meaningful and productive lives through reintegration into the community and the workplace. The program provides a work-ordered day in a structured therapy environment providing opportunities to combat [...]

Counterpoint 4-4-14: “Cuban Twitter” and SCOTUS on Political Donations

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  (Image credit: Living Green)   Today, we took on the SCOTUS ruling that set the stage for unlimited political donations. As expected, Jordan opposed and Nicole agreed. Are corporations people? I’m inclined to say no. As for the “money-in-politics” question? I’m actually not too bothered by it; I’d support a flat-amount or a total [...]

AGAPE Network

AGAPE Network

Through their six core programs, Agape brings assistance to literally hundreds of underserved individuals caught in the expensive and non-rehabilitating hospitals, jails, and institutions. Agape’s success stems from a one-of-a-kind integration of services to meet clients’ Psychological, Social, Physical and Spiritual needs. Claudio Perez, President and CEO of AGAPE Network, talks about the importance of [...]

RadioActive—Overtown Oasis: The YWCA and Health in the Hood Partnership

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In 2012 The Florida Health Department published a study reporting that 250,000 Miami-Dade residents living in low-income neighborhoods have poor supermarket access and have higher then average death rates from diet-related diseases. For known food desert areas like Overtown, creating community urban gardens are a way to change that — and that’s just what the [...]

Our Kids Part III: A Career In Social Work

A Career in Social Work

NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH: National Association of Social Workers introduced National Professional Social Work Month for the first time in March 1963. The original purpose was to encourage public support and interest in social work as a profession. Social workers are the backbone of our work and are the first line of defense in being [...]