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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.

RadioActive—Carbicide: The Cost of the Obesity Epidemic in the 21st Century

By Michael Matthiesen | March 10th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Americans associate the skyrocketing cost of healthcare with the aging baby boomer population. In reality the cost of healthcare is ascending because of the chronic disease epidemic in the United States — especially among American millennials. Diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and hypertension contribute more to healthcare costs then onetime expensive cures. What can millennials do now to lower future healthcare costs? Robert Knewitz explained:

RadioActive—STEP-HIA: The Studying Trail Enhancement Plans-Health Impact Assessment

By Michael Matthiesen | February 24th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

According to Human Impact Partners, Health Impact Assessment is a practical tool that uses data, research and stakeholder input to determine a policy or project’s impact on the health of a population. HIAs also provide recommendations to address these impacts. STEP-HIA is a project being conducted by a research team at the University of New Mexico which aims to look at how increasing access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail through smaller connector trails and trailheads will positively affect the health, quality of life, and social, economic and community capital. Danielle Parker will be on-air to explain.

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RadioActive—Engulfed: The Mississippi River’s role in the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill

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

Though the BP Oil Spill was long ago the effects on the economy of the US States along the Gulf Coast are still being felt today. Americans are still surprised at the mass ramifications of the spill. Dr. Villy Kourafalou joined us on air to explain more about the future of the spill.

RadioActive—Quiet: How Weak Nonverbal Communication Skills in Babies Can Signal Autism

By Michael Matthiesen | February 10th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Autism has been gathering attention over the past couple years as initiatives to assist in the fight against autism begin to become more popular. For many parents who have kids with autism, the best case scenario is to catch it early. University of Miami psychologist Dr. David Messinger is developing ways to predict the occurrence of ASD in high-risk children early in life in hopes that early intervention will lead to better outcomes in the future.

 

RadioActive—Frankenstein: Transhumanism, the post human, and Medical Ethics in Human Evolution

By Michael Matthiesen | January 29th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Transhumanism has a goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition to a “post-human” state by developing technologies that ehance human capacities. Inspired by superheros such an Iron Man and Superman — Transhumanist theorists say that we have the capability to excellerate human evolution, but would it be ethical? Nikhil Delahaye and Medical Student Gaurav Dihman will be on-air to discuss.

RadioActive—Backlogged: Changing the Miami-Dade County Family Court System

By Michael Matthiesen | January 20th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

As a court of first and last resort — the family court system in Miami-Dade County is over burdened. When the United States has a 34% divorce rate — funding and time becomes an issue for the courts when handeling topics like domestic violence, timesharing, and child support. Former Chief Judge Joel H. Brown for the 11th Circuit Court will speak on-air about the problems the family court system faces, and what can be done to solve them.