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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 [...]

Counterpoint September 26th

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(Image credit: ThePoliticalCarnival.net ) This week, we talked about Eric Holder’s resignation and then we wandered off topic quite a bit, touching on Ferguson, and even on poverty and the minimum wage. Then we touched on education reform to round out the show. That’s all I’ve got this week: it’s first-test/paper-of-the-semester week! As always, catch [...]

Counterpoint September 19th

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(Image credit: Wikipedia) This week, we talked the obvious: Scotland’s vote. Admittedly, all of us on the show had little if any personal stake in the matter, but it was still fun to consider what could have been. Then we moved on to the Ray Rice scandal and other prominent football players’ recent dealings with [...]

RadioActive – Where did I leave that Critical consciousness…it has GOT to be around here somewhere

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Critical consciousness is someone’s ability and awareness to critique the social structures around them that oppress and lead to human suffering, while simultaneously having the awareness that we have the ability to change these oppressive structures. Our guest Susie Paterson and me, your host Natalie, took listeners through personal stories and trajectories into critical consciousness: [...]