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.
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Due to some untimely interferences this week, we were back to Counterpoint: Mike & Mike edition. We started by talking about the upcoming Florida governor race. We then moved to get Mike Fuentes’ opinion in ISIS and the situation in Iraq, as he was unavailable for a few weeks previously. We finished with Mike Fuentes’ view on the Ferguson incident and gun control in general. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.
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This week, we talked about the Bank of America settlement, the Ferguson situation, and ISIS in relation to the beheading of journalist Foley. This was the last show of the summer, so look forward to a fully-fleshed-out panel this week! As always, catch the replay after the break and keep it locked.
On August 14, 2014, citizens across America gathered in solidarity to hold vigils and observe a moment of silence to honor victims of Police Brutality. The members who organized NMOS across America, believe Police Brutality in the United States continues to be a pervasive problem that affects communities across the country.
Miami Dade College Single Stop is a one stop shop for the students at Miami Dade College to get the resources they need to make sure they complete their degree. Located at the MDC’s North, Wolfson, and Kendall campuses — Single Stop tries to create social change in Miami Dade by helping the 46% of MDC students who live in at or below the poverty line, get the resources they need in order to graduate. AmeriCorps VISTA Diana Yaruro came on-air to explain.
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This week was Alex’s last with us for the summer, and since everyone else was out of town, it was just the two of us in the studio. We started with David Beckham’s recent proposal to bring soccer to Miami and concluded that it would likely be a good fit for the city. Alex wanted listeners to text-in and suggest topics, so the next two — Israel/Palestine and Iraq– were listener-suggested. We started with Israel and possible band-aid fixes moving forward following operation Protective Edge and seemed to be in agreement that peace in the region was still quite a ways off. As for the ISIS encroachment in Iraq, we debated the role the U.S. should play and whether or not we retain our title of “police of the world.” We’ll miss him, but there’s always Winter Break and next summer!
Apologies in advance for the audio this week: due to technical bugs, the first minute or so was cut off. Catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked.
Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors by starting Lauren’s Kids. Lauren’s Kids encourages victims to “shine a light in dark places” and “shed the shame.”
An official 501(c)3, Lauren’s Kids is based in South Florida and educates adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through in-school curriculum, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements around the country and world. Lauren’s Kids holds an annual, statewide “Walk in My Shoes” event, which brings together survivors and advocates on a 1,500-mile walk across Florida to raise awareness and promote supportive legislation. The foundation has helped advocate for the passage of more than two dozen laws to support survivors and protect children from predators.
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This week, we talked about the pending House suit against President Obama over his alleged over-reach using his executive powers, and some general Presidential powers discussion too. Afterwards, we moved to immigration and posited some ideas about how reform might work, and Alex and Mike Fuentes gave their views on illegal immigration and what “reform” should look like. The topic kind of wandered a bit, turning the show in to Fox and Friends: College Radio edition, but I think it went well overall. We ended with a talk about Ray Rice’s domestic violence case and professional athlete misbehavior in general. Catch a replay after the break. Keep it locked.
The current social construct of beauty on the American populous has created an unhealthy body image for US Citizens regardless of age. For a population that is 70% overweight, the goal to look like Ken or Barbie is becoming exceedingly less healthy which has some reporters begging the question “If pretty hurts, are we doing it wrong?” Current UM C&SC Master’s student Ana Mantica joined us on-air to explain.