TIME Magazine has praised Prime Minister Cameron’s government for their use of Behavioral Economic policies calling it a cheap, shrewd, and effective solution. American’s everyday are effected by behavioral economics in places as simple as your local grocery store. What if the US Government started in acting policy that utilized behavioral economics. UM PhD student Robyn Ziperstein joined us on-air to explain.
Researchers have consistently drawn the link between poverty and violence — including gun violence. Yet politicians, media talking heads, and by result the general American populous consider power, guns, and poverty three seperate issues. This power-poverty paradigm is seen around the world as the most impoverished areas typically see the most gun violence. This leads to the question — should we change our conversation about poverty and gun violence? Kurt Kivell and Natalie Kivell joined us on-air to explain.
As we explored previously on RadioActive — the world is made up of social constructions and we should be aware how they influence our perspections. Now that a basic understanding of social constructions have been set, we will explore some various assumptions we share based on these imaginary walls that we have established. Natalie Kivell will joined us again on-air to explain.
The modern discussion of gun laws in the United States has been heated. With media covering stories of mass shootings in schools from Columbine to Virginia Tech and Sandyhook — many have fought over whether guns take lives or protect them. Though this discussion continues, not many Americans know the history of gun laws in the US. What’s the legal history of guns in America? Jacob Quinlan and Mark Roque joined us on-air to explain.
Civilization is founded on social constructions that have been given meaning purposely to help society progress. These include — money, gender, race, power and many other things that we consider “normal.” But when can social constructs do more harm then good? Natalie Kivell joined us on-air to explain.
Studies have show that the arts teach children that problems can have more then one solution and that questions can have more than one answer. Kareen Sanchez, first found her passion for the arts in latino youth development while she was a City Year member in LA — and will soon be leaving on a Peace Corp mission in the Dominican Republic. She came on-air to explain.
Many recent UM graduates are taking a year off and serving the USA as National Service Members. In today’s reformed economy national service has opened doors most students never expected. But what service organization best fits your ambitions? Butler Center representative Audrey Kidwell came on-air to explain.
Could there ever be a CEO with Down Syndrome? Most people with cognitive disabilities are exlcuded from positions of social prominence because society is not designed with them in mind. What are the problems that they face and how can we fix them. Shannon Yrle, Danielle Parker, and Natalie Kivell came on-air to explain.
The United States is a global power, a leader of the free world. Yet, the average American high schooler is ranked below average in math, reading, and science skills. Why is this the case? What’s up with American Education and what’s our place in the rest of the world? Jacob Quinlan came on-air to explain.
Remember in the movies I, Robot and Wall-E how robots assisted people with everything? Like these movies mankind is progressing to a future where robots become part of our everyday. Student’s at UM Law and across the country think it’s time America discussed robotics policy and are taking an active step to start that conversation. UM Law Professor Michael Froomkin was on-air and explained.