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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”

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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 [...]

N4P: Florida BookPALS


BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a signature children’s literacy program of the SAG Foundation designed to provide an opportunity for performers, gifted in the art of storytelling, to help develop a love of reading in children and give back to their local communities. Research shows that one of the best predictors of [...]

Counterpoint December 19th


(Image credit: NBC News) This week, we talked about Cuba of course! Due to the semester’s end, we only had Kyle and Mike this week to do the show, so it was very cozy. This issue hit pretty close to Mike’s heart, so the show was a bit more fiery than usual, but the guys [...]

RadioActive – The New Civil Rights Era: This is a Movement, not just a moment.


This Sunday we were joined in Studio by members of the Miami Committee on State Violence (MCSV). Over the past many months, issues of state violence in America have been fervently bubbling to the surface. Protests have erupted around the country and globe. Questions are now being asked about how this moment in time, and how this [...]

N4P: Immigration Reform


Michelle M. Ortiz is the Director and Supervising Attorney of the Lucha and Asylum & Refugee Projects at Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly known as FIAC) in Miami, Florida. AI Justice is a non-profit law firm dedicated to promoting and protecting the human rights of immigrants through a unique combination of free direct services, impact [...]

RadioActive: The road to ‘you know where’ is paved with good intentions: Can ecological theory change our course?

This Sunday we were joined by the “Community Psychology Rockstar” Dr. Ed Trickett who engaged us in a thought provoking dialogue about ecological theory as a way to understand and interact with our social worlds. Thinking ecologically in terms of our social world is a relatively new idea. According to Ed we have yet to [...]

Counterpoint December 5th


(Image credit: USA Today) This week, we had a mini-special on Ferguson, Eric Garner, and the recent protests that have popped up all over the nation. We were lucky enough to have not one, but two special guests: Nicole Spencer– who you may know from Left of the Dial– and also, Meg McGee, ex-Counterpointer and [...]