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RadioActive – The New Civil Rights Era: This is a Movement, not just a moment.

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This Sunday we were joined in Studio by members of the Miami Committee on State Violence (MCSV). Over the past many months, issues of state violence in America have been fervently bubbling to the surface. Protests have erupted around the country and globe. Questions are now being asked about how this moment in time, and how this [...]

N4P: Immigration Reform

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Michelle M. Ortiz is the Director and Supervising Attorney of the Lucha and Asylum & Refugee Projects at Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly known as FIAC) in Miami, Florida. AI Justice is a non-profit law firm dedicated to promoting and protecting the human rights of immigrants through a unique combination of free direct services, impact [...]

RadioActive: The road to ‘you know where’ is paved with good intentions: Can ecological theory change our course?

This Sunday we were joined by the “Community Psychology Rockstar” Dr. Ed Trickett who engaged us in a thought provoking dialogue about ecological theory as a way to understand and interact with our social worlds. Thinking ecologically in terms of our social world is a relatively new idea. According to Ed we have yet to [...]

Counterpoint December 5th

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(Image credit: USA Today) This week, we had a mini-special on Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the recent protests that have popped up all over the nation. We were lucky enough to have not one, but two special guests: Nicole Spencer– who you may know from Left of the Dial– and also, Meg McGee, ex-Counterpointer and [...]

Counterpoint November 21st

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(Image credit: ABC News) This week, of course we talked about the executive action by Obama for immigration reform and all the politics associated with it. We also took a moment to reflect on the recent shooting at our biggest rival school: FSU, which led into a broader discussion about mental health and guns in [...]

N4P: All People Are Equal, But Some People Are More Equal Than Others?

The Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade improves the lives of women and girls through grant making, research, advocacy and education. Their vision is to create a community where all women and girls have equal access, opportunity and influence. Women and girls thrive when they have the right to safety, opportunity and self-determination in every aspect of their [...]

N4P: Empowering Young Women Through Music

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Chantil Dukart, a recent graduate from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, joins Shelly on N4P to talk about her debut album, “In The Beginning.” In a world filled with divas, Chantil stands out as one who is comfortable in her own skin. She talks about what it is like to stay true [...]

N4P: Should You Go To Law School?

Ann Levine

Ann Levine graduated from the University of Miami’s Law School in 1999. Since then, she has helped more than 2,000 law school applicants. Law school is challenging, with a lot of pressure placed on the students to succeed academically. So why does one go to law school? For the money, for the magical $160,000 that [...]

Counterpoint November 14th

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(Image credit: NPR.org) This week, we talked about the US-China deal that will (hopefully) massively reduce the pollution from both countries. We also touched on the Keystone XL Pipeline and alternative fuels. Then we touched on the Gruber comments and Obamacare in general. We ended with a light touch on immigration reform amidst the looming [...]

N4P: Brian Cuban-Eating Disorders Do Not Discriminate

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Men and body image are usually not associated with each other. More and more we hear about the issue of photo shopping women’s bodies to make them look thinner or in some places bigger. There is a lot of media attention on just how ridiculous the body proportions are supposed to be for females aspiring [...]