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N4P: The Melissa Institute For Violence Prevention and Treatment


The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The Institute was established by Melissa Aptman’s family and friends a year after her death. Research shows that 85 percent of incarcerated juvenile offenders cannot read. Because of the importance of early literacy, The Melissa Institute has begun a new program: Books for Babies. N4P: The Melissa Institute [...]

N4P: Be A Voice

Voices For Children Foundation

In the life of every child, there should be at least one adult that stands as his or her hero. Usually, that hero is Mom or Dad. Unfortunately, there are over 3,000 children in Miami-Dade’s Foster Care System who have no heroes in their lives, and whose voices go unheard every day. Voices For Children’s [...]

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


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, [...]

N4P: Reading Queer

Reading Queer

Reading Queer promotes queer literary culture in South Florida through an annual week-long literary festival, creative writing workshops led by nationally and locally recognized queer writers, a literary salon series and a literary archive. N4P: Reading Queer by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

Counterpoint January 23rd


  (Image credit: WhiteHouse.gov) This week, we had our own reactions to the State of the Union. We also managed to briefly touch on the abortion bill and ISIS with the remaining time. The President sounded very committed to avoiding the “lame duck” moniker, so we’ll have to see what the next two years will [...]

Counterpoint January 16th


  (Image credit: WorldNewsStand.net) This week, we talked about all the politics we missed out on over break: the change in Cuban policy, Charlie Hebdo, and naturally, the Republican takeover of Congress. As always, catch the replay after the break. Keep it locked. Counterpoint January 16th by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

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


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 [...]

N4P: Frost MusicReach

Frost MusicReach

Recent research suggests that MUSIC is more effective than sports or any other school activity in keeping kids enrolled in school. The Frost MusicReach Mentorship Program uses music as a motivating tool to encourage teens to graduate from high school and continue on to college. N4P: Frost MusicReach by Wvumnews on Mixcloud

N4P: Ending Global Poverty


In 1980, Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, an international citizens lobby dedicated to creating the political will to end hunger and other disastrous outcomes that stem from poverty. There are 100 RESULTS groups in the U.S. and 40 more in six other countries. In 1995, he founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign and in 2012, Sam launched [...]

The philosophical musings of the “Godfather of RadioActive”

punching robots

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 [...]