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Reflections on a conversation with Gloria Steinem: UM feminists share their wisdom

By radioactive | March 15th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

 

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gloria Steinem, at a University of Miami lecture. In the interview I was able to ask her to reflect on the current direction of the feminist movement. Donna Coker and Sumita Dutt, both professors from University of Miami, joined me on air to reflect on some of the ideas and themes that emerged from that interview. During the show we discussed our understanding of “post-modern feminism”, transnational feminism, the importance of understanding and addressing the intersectionality of gender oppression and how feminism is deeply engaged in debates on issues such as sex-trafficking and sex work. An hour jam packed with incredible insight from two wonderfully engaging and knowledgeable feminist scholars from UM. Enjoy!

 

Reflections on a conversation with Gloria Steinem: UM feminists share their wisdom by Mixcloud

 

Where are the patients? The role of Community Psychology in engaging patients in their own lives

By radioactive | February 23rd, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This week on RadioActive Dr. Lenny Jason, a professor of Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, joined us on air to talk Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and patient engagement.

Lenny, engaged us in a dialogue around the recent decision for a name change for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)  to “Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease”, as well as the history and development of CFS as a legitimate disease. Dr. Jason shared with us the issues surrounding patient exclusion from decision making, the need for a name that makes the disease more legitimate and validating and the potential for Community Psychology to create transformative change in the structures of traditional patient engagement in decisions that impact their everyday lives.

 

RadioActive: Where are the patients? The role of Community Psychology in engaging patients in their own lives. by Mixcloud

RadioActive: Hegemony, social power & intersectionality: Holly Angelique unpacks some “five dollar words”

By radioactive | February 4th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This week on RadioActive Dr. Holly Angelique, a professor of Community Psychology and Social Change from Penn State Harrisburg called into the studio to talk about her work.

When we talk “social change” we have many different lenses through which we can think, analyze and act. Holly outlined some of her work on social power, hegemony and other “five dollar words” to begin a dialogue on how we are thinking about the work we do for social change. We discussed how a Feminist Community Psychology lens can help to support social change work in our communities and the field of Community Psychology. We cut right to the chase and began to peel back the layers of social power we face in our work and in our communities and turned our critique onto our own work. In this episode Holly really helps us engage in a dialogue outlining ways we can understand and question the dominant cultural hegemony of academia, Community Psychology and social power in our everyday lives.

RadioActive: Hegemony, social power & intersectionality: Holly Angelique unpacks some “five dollar words”. by Mixcloud

Well isn’t that funny! Exploring humor as a tool for social change

By radioactive | January 25th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

Social change and our current complex social issues require creative thinking and new and innovative ways of moving the needle towards a more just community. Susie Paterson joined us again on air to discuss how humor can be used in community organizing efforts and she made the case for humor as a valuable tool for social change efforts. Have a listen to hear about how humor can be used to make our communities a better (and perhaps more fun?) place to live.

RadioActive –  ”Well isn’t that funny! Exploring humor as a tool for social change” by Mixcloud

The philosophical musings of the “Godfather of RadioActive”

By radioactive | January 5th, 2015 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This week on Radioactive we dropped it old school. Joining me on air was the infamous (and original host of RadioActive) Mr. Mike Matthiesen. We spent the hour in a cloud of philosophical musings around the normative (and he argued, manipulative) uses and implications of statistics in our modern world. We had a little too much fun “unpacking” the naturalization of numbers and statistics in our current political and economic institutions and debated about the relevance and ‘gospel’ like power that statistics hold. All in all some good fun from two people who like to think we are experts on everything philosophical, but know in fact we are not. Join the conversation at radioactive@wvum.org!

 

RadioActive – The philosophical musings of the “Godfather of RadioActive”by Mixcloud

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

By radioactive | December 15th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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 movement for social justice will affect our generation and the reality in which we live. Many are asking themselves – what can we/should we expect of ourselves, our communities and our larger political and state structures as we move forward. With that in mind, this week on RadioActive, we attempted to open a space for critical dialogue on the current movement for social justice. Our conversation included: What is state violence, what the MCSV is working to accomplish, the history of resistance in the US and South Florida, disruption and protest as valid forms social change, the militarization and finally the need to revive diverse forms of political engagement. Thank you to our listeners for engaging in the conversation. It is one we hope to continue in the new year.

RadioActive – The New Civil Rights Era: This is a Movement, not just a momentby Mixcloud

 

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

By radioactive | December 11th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

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 fully incorporate our knowledge and understanding of social ecology into thinking, actions, and research with communities. As a renowned Community Psychologist, Ed, who has spent much of his career developing and working within the ecological framework, took us through his understanding of ecology. Ed discussed with us the implications of continuing to locate social issues within individuals rather than understanding the complex relationships we all have to our local and global environments and tackled listener questions on policy as well as tangible examples of what ecological theory can look like in our community work.

 

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

RadioActive – What are we waiting for? Let’s build a movement!

By radioactive | November 13th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This Sunday we looked back on the 1st South Florida Anti-Poverty Summit, co-sponsored by Catalyst Miami, the Center for American Progress and Half in Ten. Joining us on air was the always awesome Kamalah Fletcher and Carla Strickland from Catalyst Miami to share in what was learned and where need to go next. The summit brought together State and local politicians, leaders, academics and community residents to address poverty from the position of the complexity inherent in addressing poverty: Education and criminalization, financial security, health, and housing and transportation. Each topic was tackled by a diverse group of people working to identify ways in which we can build the momentum of our movement to end poverty in South Florida.

RadioActive – What are we waiting for? Let’s build a movement! by Mixcloud

RadioActive – Avoiding Activist burnout: Helping ourselves so we can change the world!

By radioactive | November 5th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This week on RadioActive we shook it up! Normally we take this time to talk about social change and ways to challenge the dominant narratives in our society. But as all of you fine folks know, trying to change the world can be exhausting, so we spent this week talking about creative forms of self-care. Sara Green joined us from Vanderbilt University to share with us her concept of Embodied Divinity. This concept is a movement-based practice that invites participants into a space exploring the value and magic of bodies, bodies in community, and care, derived from womanist ethics. Sara discussed why it is important to understand our bodies and how to care for them in a complex and kinetic way, in order to sustain the important work of social change and avoid burn-out.

Listen here: RadioActive – Avoiding Activist burnout: Helping ourselves so we can change the world! by MixCloud

RadioActive – “Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?”

By radioactive | October 29th, 2014 | LEAVE A COMMENT

This past Sunday, Dr. Beth Harry, professor and Chair of the Teaching and Learning Department in the School of Education and Human Development, joined us on air to explore issues of the disproportionality of minority students in Special Education. Taking us through her own in depth, ethnographic research, she wove a stark narrative for minority children and their relationship to Special Education. We dove into the issues and implications of these outcomes and took a storytelling journey through disproportionality in our education system and how other systems intersect to perpetuate inequality in our communities and society.

“Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education?” - By MixCloud