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RadioActive—The Green Stop Sign: Miami Dade College Single Stop.

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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 [...]

Counterpoint August 8th

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(Image credit: Wikimedia) 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 [...]

Lauren’s Story: A Talk On Childhood Sexual Abuse

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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 [...]

Counterpoint August 1st

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(Image credit: Cancun Airport) 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 [...]

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 [...]