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RadioActive—Pretty Hurts: Media and Body Image

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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 [...]

RadioActive—Rotary International: A World of Difference.

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Started by Paul Harris in 1905, Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. How do Miami’s local Rotary Clubs make an impact? [...]

Counterpoint July 25th

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(Image credit: Switched.com) This week we had Alex back with us to talk about General Amos’ recent criticism of Obama’s strategy in Iraq and what it means for the armed forces as a whole. We then moved on to gay marriage and the general changes across the country in light of the recent judicial actions [...]

Counterpoint July 18th

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(Image credit: The Collegian) We’re running out of Mike & Mike’s. This week was a little more… intense than usual: Mike Fuentes’ views on topics like gay marriage tend to run counter to the “mainstream” line of thinking. That said, his opinions are no less valid simply because they are different or in the minority. [...]

Counterpoint on July 11th

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(Image credit: SheridanHouse.org) This week, it was Counterpoint: Mike and Mike edition (again). We were pretty loose, covering everything from LeBron James’ unfortunate departure from the Heat to a bunch of Mike (Fuentes)’s more personal viewpoints on politics, the state of the nation’s morality, and some other good stuff. Not going to lie: it was [...]

RadioActive—Nudgenomics: The Case for American Behavioral Policy

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TIME Magazine has praised Prime Minister Cameron’s government for their use of Behavioral Economic policies calling it a cheap, shrewd, and effective solution. American’s everyday are effected by behavioral economics in places as simple as your local grocery store. What if the US Government started in acting policy that utilized behavioral economics. UM PhD student [...]

RadioActive—Power, Poverty, and Guns: Are we having the wrong conversation?

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Researchers have consistently drawn the link between poverty and violence — including gun violence. Yet politicians, media talking heads, and by result the general American populous consider power, guns, and poverty three seperate issues. This power-poverty paradigm is seen around the world as the most impoverished areas typically see the most gun violence. This leads [...]

WVUM News Middle East Special

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(Image credit: Wikipedia) Every now and then we get topics that are so massive and so intricate that there simply isn’t enough time to cover them on air. This is the case for the Syrian crisis a few months back, so we decided to do a podcast of sorts so we could really get into [...]

RadioActive—Boy Meet Social Constructionism: Expanding Our View of the World Around Us.

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As we explored previously on RadioActive — the world is made up of social constructions and we should be aware how they influence our perspections. Now that a basic understanding of social constructions have been set, we will explore some various assumptions we share based on these imaginary walls that we have established. Natalie Kivell [...]

Counterpoint June 27th

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(Image credit: Huffington Post) This week, we had Counterpoint: Mike and Mike Edition. We started by discussing the Supreme Court’s extremely productive week, covering everything from the banning of warantless cell phone searches (yay!) to the removal of anti-protesting distances outside of abortion clinics. We then discussed FIFA and the alleged corruption therein, and speculated [...]