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This week, we started by talking ’2014. After that we moved on to a lively discussion on Florida’s 2nd measure on the ballot this November and marijuana in general. It’s a busy week, so that’s all the description there is this week. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.
RadioActive – But ‘evidence based practice’ sounds so pretty! The ethical dilemmas and limitations of prevention science
Joining us on air this past Sunday was Dr. Scot Evans, faculty member extraordinaire in the School of Education and Human Development. Dr. Evans shared with us his critique and thoughts on the limitations and ethical dilemmas of what we call ‘prevention science’: the application of science to preventing human suffering. As a critical researcher Dr. Evans helped clarify why (and when) it can in fact be harmful to apply ‘evidence-based programs’ that emerge from Prevention Science to communities that are not made to adapt to a communities needs and/or relevant to the local context or aimed at the root causes of the human suffering we are working to address.
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This week, we were joined by a very special guest: Louis Chan, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Louis spoke with us about the recent political unrest brewing in Hong Kong dubbed the “umbrella revolution” and we got the chance to ask him some questions to better understand what was happening. I had bumped in to Louis at an event the previous night on the topic of the umbrella revolution and he agreed to come on the show, so special thanks again to him for doing so on such short notice.
After that, we started with discussing the College Republicans’ “Say Yes to the Dress” parody commercial and kind of slid into abortion unprepared (we didn’t have Nicole to provide a female perspective).
Nevertheless I think it worked out well. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.
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This week, we talked about Eric Holder’s resignation and then we wandered off topic quite a bit, touching on Ferguson, and even on poverty and the minimum wage. Then we touched on education reform to round out the show. That’s all I’ve got this week: it’s first-test/paper-of-the-semester week! As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.
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This week, we talked the obvious: Scotland’s vote. Admittedly, all of us on the show had little if any personal stake in the matter, but it was still fun to consider what could have been. Then we moved on to the Ray Rice scandal and other prominent football players’ recent dealings with the media and domestic abuse allegations. That’s all for the description! Check the link after the break to catch the replay. Keep it locked.
Critical consciousness is someone’s ability and awareness to critique the social structures around them that oppress and lead to human suffering, while simultaneously having the awareness that we have the ability to change these oppressive structures. Our guest Susie Paterson and me, your host Natalie, took listeners through personal stories and trajectories into critical consciousness: Those moments in life that helped expose the world and its oppressive structures. Susie navigated listeners through a complex and abstract concept with great examples of how this plays out in real life, and left us all with the advice - “go read everything”! Now that’s some advice I can get behind!
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This week, due to some unfortunate turns of events, Jordan and Nicole were unable to make the show. So instead we had Counterpoint: Mike and Mike edition. We started by talking about the saddening news that Shalala was retiring from being the president of The U. We then talked about Iraq and ISIS (ISIL this week, subject to change). We then discussed Net Neutrality much to my pleasure due to a viewer request from last week (yay!). We then moved to talking about the Ray Rice situation and back to ISIS due to another viewer text-in. We finished with a talk about a documentary Mike Fuentes found out about a little while ago called “Fed Up” and back to ISIS in the context of global security from another viewer text.
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Traditional classroom environments have become incredibly normalized in how they are thought about and how they look all the way from kindergarten through our higher education – A new movement in Education challenges the “normal” way of doing/teaching/learning and is instead opting to “Flip the Classroom”. This week on RadioActive, we dug into the Flipped Classroom and the concept of Critical Pedagogy with Lindsay Buckingham-Rivard, a college instructor in Canada, who is pushing the boundaries of her classroom to try new and creative ways of engaging in learning with her students. She shared her perspectives, her pedagogy and examples from her classroom to highlight the different facets of this new Educational Movement
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This week, we had our full roster: Jordan, Mike (Fuentes), and Nicole. We started by talking about the ISIS beheading of journalist Sotloff and the U.S.-Iraqi relationship in general. We then moved to discussing the Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities’ nude photo hack/leak from earlier this week. We got into quite the discussion, and will likely be revisiting this topic in the near future. As always, hit the jump after the break to catch the recording. Keep it locked.