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RadioActive—A CEO with Down Syndrome: Cognitive Disabilities and Social Exclusion in America

By Michael Matthiesen | May 26th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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.

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RadioActive—Number 17: America’s Place Among Global Education Systems

By Michael Matthiesen | May 19th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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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.

RadioActive—WeRobot: Let’s Discuss Robotics and Policy.

By Michael Matthiesen | May 11th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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.

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RadioActive—International Social Change: The State Department’s Community College Initiative.

By Michael Matthiesen | May 4th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

The strongest form of international diplomacy are study abroad programs and in the U.S. Community Colleges have been brought into the forefront. The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program provides a quality academic program at U.S. community colleges intended to build technical skills, enhance leadership capabilities, and strengthen English language proficiency. The program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement activities. Margaret Di Gennaro came on-air to explain.

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RadioActive—CGIU: University of Miami Students Discuss Their Committments to Social Change

By Michael Matthiesen | April 28th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) is a creation of the Clinton Foundation, which is a non-profit founded by Bill Clinton. CGI U’s goal is to bring college students together who have “innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. UM Student Eric-Dillan Smith project is in the running for the Public Space Challenge (which is run by the Miami Foundation). The goal of the challenge is to help fund ideas to improve public spaces in a way that will help connect the community.

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

By Michael Matthiesen | April 28th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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 view of religion? Jacob Quinlan explained.

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RadioActive—Duobus: The Legalization of Gay Marriage and Marijuana on the Court System.

By Michael Matthiesen | April 7th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

In most U.S States litigation and legislation is being decided on the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage. Two issues many would debate are the civil rights issues of the modern day. However, in a post legalized world — how will our court systems be effected? Former Chief Judge Joel H. Brown for the 11th Circuit Court came on-air to explain.

RadioActive—Ukrainian Undertones: Media Behavior while covering the 2014 Crimean Crisis

By Michael Matthiesen | March 31st, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Russian boots occupied Crimea on February 23rd and the 24 hour news cycle has blitzed. Yet Western and Russian versions of the story are vastly different. To one, this is democracy vs. authoritarianism — an old western battle cry. On the other side, Russians are hearing that this is a fight to defend ethnic brothers from fascism. Media behavior has been peculiar, why isn’t either side covering the whole story? Luke Parra joined us on-air to explain.

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

By Michael Matthiesen | March 26th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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 YWCA and Health in the Hood are trying to do.

RadioActive—Community Well-Being: Socialize or Social-Lies?

By Michael Matthiesen | March 17th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

UM’s Dean of the School of Education, Dr. Prilleltensky, has taught in class that for the last century we have been told four lies about how to promote community well-being: that the medical system will promote health, that experts know best, that we must focus on pathology instead of people’s strengths, and that treating individuals one at a time will improve society. Prilleltensky proposes four remedies to these sins: Strength, Prevention, Empowerment, and Community Change.