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RadioActive – Where did I leave that Critical consciousness…it has GOT to be around here somewhere

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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: [...]

N4P: Financial Coaching and Budgeting Strategies for the Lower Income Sector of our Community


At Branches, the Achieve family of programs provides a continuum of financial services that equips and enables families to achieve increased financial stability and long-term success in life. Achieve programs create opportunity, stimulate productivity and ultimately lead to stability.Financial freedom cannot come through knowledge alone but necessitates an opportunity to exercise that knowledge. Branches opens [...]

Counterpoint September 12th


(Image credit: CapitalOTC.com) 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 [...]

RadioActive—Flip the What? Shaking up the classroom and how we think about learning

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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 [...]

N4P: The Sex Economy: Miami’s sex trade estimated at $235M

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Human Trafficking generally involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for profit. Laws dealing with human trafficking and slavery are not new to the U.S. legal system. But in recent years, commercial sexual exploitation, a concept that refers to a sex act coupled with a commercial transaction, has become a [...]

Counterpoint September 5th


(Image credit: NBC News) 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 [...]

RadioActive — What is this thing we call Community Psychology: Does anyone really know?

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On this episode of RadioActive we posed the complex question: “What is this exciting and mysterious field we call Community Psychology (CP)?” In this quick and dirty introduction to the young field, we discussed how folks in CP think about and work towards building a healthier and more socially just world. We asked the What, [...]

N4P: Exploring Childhood Behavioral Disorders


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is the most challenging of the childhood behavioral disorders. For most affected individuals, the impact of autism continues through adulthood. Children and adults with autism frequently suffer as well from various medical and psychiatric disorders, further complicating its treatment and management. Parents’ and clinicians’ attention to the occurring disorders can greatly improve [...]

Counterpoint August 29th


(Image credit: Business Insider) 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 [...]

RadioActive — RadioActive 2.0 Harder, Bigger, Faster, Community Psychologier


This past Sunday found us celebrating the transition of the host of RadioActive from Michael Matthiesen, Leader of the Sun Warriors, to Natalie Kivell. The two hosts came together to talk about “Why us, why now, why RadioActive?” The show looked to the past year, as this Sunday marked the anniversary of RadioActive’s presence on [...]