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RadioActive – “Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?”

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This past Sunday, Dr. Beth Harry, professor and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Department in the School of Education and Human Development, joined us on air to explore issues of the disproportionality of minority students in Special Education. Taking us through her own in depth, ethnographic research, she wove a stark narrative for minority children and [...]

Counterpoint October 24th

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(Image credit:Sun Sentinel) This week, we started by following up on the Florida election situation on the heels of the third debate. We then talked about some lesser-known yet still very important measures on the ballot for Florida this year: medical marijuana and the decision for who gets to appoint judges to the State Supreme [...]

Counterpoint October 17th

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(Image credit: The Herald Tribune) This week, we were joined again by Joe Pettinelli who will be taking over for Jordan in the coming months. We started by talking about Fangate and then transitioned into Florida politics in general. After the break, we talked about the Ebola outbreak and what the U.S. is and should [...]

‘Not For Profit’:Veterans Day Special Featuring Navy Lt. Louis Sanchez

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For Veterans Day, we want to honor and thank all who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces. One of the many service members is Navy Lt. Louis Sanchez, a true hometown hero serving his country, he is a 1989 Miami Killian Senior High School graduate and for the past 5 years, [...]

RadioActive: Building Community: Admit it…We are just better together

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Community….that warm and fuzzy place where we feel like we belong, sing kumbaya and live happily ever after…right? But what is Community? What makes up our sense of community? Why is this something that may be worth focusing some intentional energy towards? Joining me to talk about some of our own work in building community, [...]

Counterpoint October 10th

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(Image credit: Huffington Post) This week, we started by talking ’2014. After that we moved on to a lively discussion on Florida’s 2nd measure on the ballot this November and marijuana in general. It’s a busy week, so that’s all the description there is this week. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep [...]

‘Not For Profit’: Preserving The History of Coral Gables

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The Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG), is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1991. HPACG promotes the understanding of the importance of historic resources and their preservation and supports an environment in which its members and all community citizens can understand, appreciate, exchange information and live with Coral Gables history. The President [...]

RadioActive – But ‘evidence based practice’ sounds so pretty! The ethical dilemmas and limitations of prevention science

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Joining us on air this past Sunday was Dr. Scot Evans, faculty member extraordinaire in the School of Education and Human Development. Dr. Evans shared with us his critique and thoughts on the limitations and ethical dilemmas of what we call ‘prevention science’: the application of science to preventing human suffering. As a critical researcher [...]

Counterpoint October 3rd

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(Image credit: Businessweek.com) This week, we were joined by a very special guest: Louis Chan, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Louis spoke with us about the recent political unrest brewing in Hong Kong dubbed the “umbrella revolution” and we got the chance to ask him some questions to better understand what was happening. [...]

‘Not For Profit’: Aging Out Of Foster Care In America

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To fully understand why the Independent Living programs were created, and ensure that they are implemented to best fulfill their purpose, it is necessary to think about how children are normally raised by their own families. Parents are responsible for ensuring their children are trained in the family’s values and receive discipline to inculcate those values. Parents also [...]