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In RadioRotary’s weekly 30 minute interviews, two entertaining professional radio hosts, Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser, chat with Rotarians and non-Rotarians, people who live by Rotary’s motto, “Service above Self.” Guests are humanitarians who work on many levels in programs that address such important issues as poverty, education, health, the environment, and employment and vocations. Each interview provides timely information that focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone, both here and abroad. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support

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In RadioRotary’s weekly 30 minute interviews, two entertaining professional radio hosts, Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser, chat with Rotarians and non-Rotarians, people who live by Rotary’s motto, “Service above Self.” Guests are humanitarians who work on many levels in programs that address such important issues as poverty, education, health, the environment, and employment and vocations. Each interview provides timely information that focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone, both here and abroad. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/radiorotary/support

    Foster Care in Dutchess County (Aired on July 24, 2022)

    Foster Care in Dutchess County (Aired on July 24, 2022)

    Sabrina Jaar Marzouka, Commissioner of the Dutchess Country Department of Community and Family Services, and Ashely Tilton, case manager for foster care for Dutchess County, visit Radio Rotary to explain how foster care provides a safe environment for children newborn up to age eighteen who are unable to live with their birth families. The goal of using foster care is to provide a temporary refuge; if a permanent arrangement is needed, adoption is the answer. Ms. Tilton has a pool of foster parents who have been through background checks and a ten-week training. She works to match a child who has been identified by Child Protective Services with an appropriate foster family from this foster-parent pool. The ultimate goal is to reunite the child with biological parents.

    Learn more:

    Dutchess Country Department of Community and Family Services: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Community-Family-Services/Community-and-Family-Services.htm

    Foster Care, Dutchess County Family Services: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Community-Family-Services/Foster-Care.htm

    Child Protective Services in Dutchess County: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/Community-Family-Services/Child-Protective-Services-CPS.htm

    Dutchess Foster Care Agencies: https://affcny.org/foster-care-agencies-dutchess-county-ny/

    CATEGORIES

    Children

    Dutchess County

    WORDS TO LINK: Foster Care, Dutchess County, Family Services


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    • 30 min
    Independent Living and Home Care (Aired on August 7, 2022)

    Independent Living and Home Care (Aired on August 7, 2022)

    Greater Newburgh Rotarian Doug Hovey, founder and CEO of Independent Living Inc. and Independent Home Care, visits Radio Rotary to talk about his 501(c)3 that aids persons with any type of disability to live independently. Although the first thing that you might think of is adapting a home for wheelchair living (they do that), Independent Living, Inc. also helps those with mental illness, substance abuse, deafness, and age-related disabilities. Doug Hovey became paralyzed below the waist 42 years ago and has worked since to help others with disabilities. Even the staff at Independent Living all have disabilities of one kind or another. Listen to this Radio Rotary show to hear a remarkable story about a remarkable Rotarian.

    Learn more:

    Independent Living, Inc.: https://myindependentliving.org/

    Greater Newburgh Rotary Club: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/2235

    Fair Pay for Home Care: https://fairpayforhomecareworkers.org/

    CATEGORIES

    Addiction Recovery

    Aging

    Developmentally Disabled

    Housing Assistance

    Mental Health

    Quality of Life

    Service Organizations

    WORDS TO LINK: Independent Living, Home Care, Accessible Housing, Therapy Sources, Substance Abuse, Wheelchair Access


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    • 30 min
    The Mothball Fleet in the Hudson (Aired on July 31, 2022)

    The Mothball Fleet in the Hudson (Aired on July 31, 2022)

    Tony Musso, freelance journalist and weekly columnist at the Poughkeepsie Journal, joins the Radio Rotary team for a discussion of his latest book, Mothball Fleet on the Hudson: The Post-World War II National Defense Reserve. Many residents and visitors crossing the Hudson on the Bear Mountain Bridge in the 1950s or 1960s have seen the flotilla of warships lined up along the river and wondered what they were there for. Musso, the principal chronicler of Hudson Valley historical sites, tells the story in his new book. Many listeners are likely to be familiar with his earlier 3-volume series, “Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley,” his regular “Dateline” columns in Gannett newspapers, his tours of historic sites, and his frequent appearances as a speaker on historical topics. Most of these will be discussed in this wide-ranging interview.

    Learn more:

    Tony Musso’s Website: https://mussobooks.com/

    Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley: https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Treasures-Hudson-Valley-Anthony/dp/061554892X/ref=sr_1_1?crid=C3AZF4C85RJA&keywords=hidden+treasures+of+the+hudson+valley&qid=1659630967&s=books&sprefix=hidden+treatures+of+the+hudson+valey%2Cstripbooks%2C65&sr=1-1

    United States Navy Reserve Fleets: https://military-history.fandom.com/wiki/United_States_Navy_reserve_fleets

    CATEGORIES

    History

    Hudson Valley

    Travel

    WORDS TO LINK: Mothball Fleet, National Defense Reserve, Hudson Valley Historical Sites, History of Hudson Valley


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    • 30 min
    Rotary 2022 Convention in Houston – part 2 (Aired on July 17, 2022)

    Rotary 2022 Convention in Houston – part 2 (Aired on July 17, 2022)

    Once again Radio Rotary reports from the annual Rotary Convention, this year in Houston, TX, where Dave and Kathy Kruger interviewed representatives of organizations that work with Rotary to make a difference in the world. Stephen Popper, president and CEO of Meals of Hope, tells about how that organization partners with Rotary clubs to pack five different nutritious meals for food pantries to disperse. Razia Jan relates the story of how she, as an Afghan native living in Massachusetts, came to found two free schools to educated girls and women in Afghanistan, still thriving despite the Taliban government. Gemma Sisia used her Rotary connections to found the School of St. Jude, which educates nearly 2,000 impoverished Africans annually as well as supplying volunteer teachers for Tanzanian government school. President and CEO of Mediators Beyond Borders, Prabha Sankaranarayan leads Mediators Beyond Borders International, an official Service Partner of Rotary International that has been working for peace since 1910. The fifteen international Service Partner—organizations such as ShelterBox and Habitat for Humanity—work closely with Rotary but also maintain separate chartable operations.

    Learn more:

    Houston Rotary Convention: https://convention.rotary.org/en/houston

    Meals of Hope: https://mealsofhope.org/

    Razia’s Ray of Hope: https://raziasrayofhope.org/

    School of St. Jude: https://www.schoolofstjude.org/

    Mediators Beyond Boarders International: https://mediatorsbeyondborders.org/

    Service Partners of Rotary International: https://my.rotary.org/en/learning-reference/about-rotary/partners

    CATEGORIES

    Education

    International Programs

    Nutrition

    Peace

    Rotary International

    Service Organizations

    Women

    WORDS TO LINK: Women’s Education, Food Programs, Mediation, Africa, Afghanistan, Schools


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    • 29 min
    Rotary 2022 Convention in Houston – part 1 (Aired on July 10, 2022)

    Rotary 2022 Convention in Houston – part 1 (Aired on July 10, 2022)

    Once again Radio Rotary brought its microphones to the annual Rotary Convention, this year in Houston, TX, where Dave and Kathy Kruger interviewed several representatives of organizations that are making a difference in the world. Tim Nelson, CEO of Hope for Justice, described the work that nonprofit is doing to end human trafficking and various forms of slavery around the world—a mission also of the Rotary Action Group (RAG) Against Slavery. Rich Lalley spoke about Operation Warm, which provides winter coats and shoes for children in need. Michelle Wilson represented the Rotary Action Group LBGT+. Jenny Andrews, Executive Director of Malaria Partners International, described this program models on Rotary’s polio eradication effort (and like PolioPlus, blessed with matching grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation). Stay tuned to Radio Rotary for more great interviews in a follow-up program from the Convention.

    Learn more:

    Houston Rotary Convention: https://convention.rotary.org/en/houston

    Hope for Justice: https://hopeforjustice.org/

    Rotary Action Group Against Slavery: https://ragas.online/

    Operation Warm: https://www.operationwarm.org/

    Rotary LBGT+ Fellowship: https://rotarylgbt.org/

    Malaria Partners International: https://www.malariapartnersinternational.org/

    CATEGORIES

    Children

    Health

    International Programs

    Rotary International

    Service Organizations

    Support Groups

    WORDS TO LINK: Slavery; Trafficking; Aid for Children; LBGT; Malaria


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    • 29 min
    Roger’s Run, a Red Hook Community Event (Aired on July 3, 2022)

    Roger’s Run, a Red Hook Community Event (Aired on July 3, 2022)

    Lisa Loughran from Red Hook, NY, visits Radio Rotary’s microphone to tell about the story behind the annual Red Hook event, Roger’s Run for AMC Awareness. This is a community-wide set of runs and walks that had its inspiration in the discovery vis ultrasound that Loughran’s son would be born with a congenital condition, arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, usually called AMC. This condition affects joints and muscle throughout the body. Roger Loughran was born with his limbs extended—the joints had “frozen” in position. Loughran, a runner and cyclist, originated the run-walk event to raise money for AMSI, where she had discovered other parents of children with AMC, parents whose stories gave her hope. Indeed, twelve years and much physical therapy later, Roger Loughran plays basketball and football. He is well known throughout the Red Hook community. Roger’s Run has involved that community every June in a group project to support research into AMC and its treatment.

    Learn more:

    Roger’s Run 4 AMC: https://www.rogersrun4amc.com/

    AMCSI (Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Support Inc); https://www.amcsupport.org/

    AMC Support on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMCSUPPORT/

    CATEGORIES

    Events

    Health

    Support Groups

    Service Organizations

    WORDS TO LINK: Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, AMC, Red Hook, NY, Runs and Walks


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