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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

    Peace and Conflict Prevention, Resolution (Aired on January 10, 2021)

    Peace and Conflict Prevention, Resolution (Aired on January 10, 2021)

    Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation have seven areas of focus, among them “Promoting Peace.” One of the main ways this is accomplished is by providing full fellowships for Master’s Degrees in Peace and Conflict Prevention and Resolution. On this show RadioRotary welcomes one of those Peace Fellows, Bianca Neff, founder and CEO of Petra Peacebuillders. Her organization promotes peace in three ways: Training members of organizations working for peace; coaching individuals directly; and providing retreats for stressed out workers in areas of conflict. Most of their work recently has been in war-torn Afghanistan. The interview has much fascinating material about how a peace organization works and about Ms. Neff’s interesting life story.

    Learn more:

    Petra Peacebuilders: http://www.petrapeacebuilders.org/

    Rotary Peace Fellows: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships

    Petra Peacebuilders on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petra.peacebuilders/

    Rotary Areas of Focus: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-causes

    CATEGORIES

    International Programs

    Mental Health

    Peace

    Rotary Foundation


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    The First Black U.S. Navy Officers (Aired on January 3, 2021)

    The First Black U.S. Navy Officers (Aired on January 3, 2021)

    RadioRotary interviews author and journalist Dan Goldberg about his book The Golden 13: How Black Men Won the Right to Wear Navy Gold.  Mr. Goldberg, an award-winning writer for Politico, spent eight years researching the story of the first Black officers in the U.S. Navy, working to restore these men to their rightful place in history. World War II was nearing its end in January 1944. The Navy until then had assigned all Black sailors to the Mess Corps, but it was past time for a change. Sixteen Black sailors were chosen to take secret and intense training to become officers. Although all sixteen passed their finals, the U.S. Navy knew that of ordinary officers-in-training, only 75% passed, so they whittled the final list down to thirteen. All thirteen served with distinction in the last days of World War II. Listen to their story as told by the author of this readable and important book.

    Learn more:

    The Golden 13 by Dan Goldberg: https://smile.amazon.com/Golden-Thirteen-Black-Right-Wear/dp/080702158X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+Golden+13&qid=1610137918&s=books&sr=1-1

    Dan Goldberg: https://smile.amazon.com/Dan-Goldberg/e/B084B27MD3?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000

    Golden Thirteen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Thirteen

    African-American Experience in the U.S. Navy: https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/diversity/african-americans.html

    CATEGORIES

    History


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    Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Aired on December 27, 2020)

    Food Bank of the Hudson Valley (Aired on December 27, 2020)

    RadioRotary cohosts discuss the work of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley with its new director, Sara Gunn. Part of the Food Banks of the Northeast, the Hudson Valley organization normally provides 16 million tons of food each year to local food pantries, senior citizen centers, homeless shelters, and similar organizations throughout the five-counties of the mid-Hudson valley—but because of the pandemic and its related job losses, the Food Bank distributed 22 million tons of food during 2020. The food, stored in a giant warehouse in Cornwell-on-Hudson, NY, comes from donations by local farms and supermarkets or is purchased with funds from community cash donations or a new source of funding from the state called Nourish New York. Learn how you can be a part of filling this basic need by going to the Food Bank website and contributing to the Holiday Hunger Appeal or to an organization such as Feeding America. Or volunteer to help the Food Bank or your local Food Pantry.

    Learn more:

    Food Bank of the Hudson Valley: https://foodbankofhudsonvalley.org/

    Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York: https://regionalfoodbank.net/

    Hunger in the United States: https://frac.org/hunger-poverty-america

    Feeding America: https://www.feedingamerica.org/

    CATEGORIES

    Events

    Hudson Valley

    Nutrition


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    Toastmasters Clubs Now Partnered with RI (Aired on December 20, 2020)

    Toastmasters Clubs Now Partnered with RI (Aired on December 20, 2020)

    RadioRotary was delighted to have Mary Howard come to the program to tell about Toastmasters International, recently partnered with Rotary. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries with more than 364,000 members. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. In their alliance, Rotary clubs and Toastmasters clubs are encouraged to interact, so members of either organization can attend meetings or work on service projects. Toastmasters is also developing a leadership program than can be used for Rotarians. Learn more by listening to the interview.
    Learn more:

    Toastmasters International: https://www.toastmasters.org/

    Partnership between Toastmasters and Rotary: https://www.rotary.org/en/toastmasters-and-rotary-partner-help-members-grow

    CATEGORIES

    Rotary International

    Service Organizations


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    Tots for Toys Despite Pandemic (Aired on December 13, 2020)

    Tots for Toys Despite Pandemic (Aired on December 13, 2020)

    Every holiday season one of the great charities that everyone loves to help is Toys for Tots. In 2020, the year of the pandemic, the Marines are still coming to help children who might otherwise go without holiday presents. Toys for Tots was started in 1947 by Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks and his wife Diane to provide toys for children in need—distributing 5,000 toys in that first year. Since then, communities around the nation have provided bins for collecting toys and volunteers to provide cash for more and to help the local Marine Corps Reserve deliver them. In 2020 some of the usual ways of getting the word out to donors have been impacted by Covid restrictions, but with radio, social media, and advertising, the program will operate as usual. The details for this year are provided in this radio program by Tammy Haight (Ulster County Coordinator), Melissa Curtis (former coordinator), and PAMAL radio host Randy Turner (who is also part of the RadioRotary team)m as well as by the RadioRotary cohosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell-Claitor.

    Learn more:

    Hudson Valley Toys for Tots: https://hudson-valley.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3

    Toys for Tots on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToysForTotsHudsonValley/

    Marine Reserve Corps at Stewart Air Base: https://www.marforres.marines.mil/Major-Subordinate-Commands/4th-Marine-Aircraft-Wing/Marine-Aircraft-Group-49/ssstewart/

    WBPM (92.9): https://www.929wbpm.com/

    National Toys for Tots campaign: https://www.toysfortots.org/

    CATEGORIES

    Children

    Hudson Valley

    Service Organizations


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    • 30 min
    A Zero Waste Sustainability Center (Aired on December 6, 2020)

    A Zero Waste Sustainability Center (Aired on December 6, 2020)

    Amelia Legare saw a red barn at Greig Farm in Red Hook and many possibilities for improving the environment. As a gardening instructor for an elementary school, she started with talking to farm-owner Norman Greig about starting a native-plant garden at the farm but soon a host of ideas for using local ingredients in household items, selling them in bulk to reduce use of plastic, forming a community compost CGA, providing classes on environmental issues (and yoga), and more were not only conceived by implemented. Since the goal was sustainability with zero waste, the barn was converted into a bulk-goods emporium for household products and named “The O Zone,” for a place with zero negative impact on the environment. RadioRotary is delighted to bring new of Lagare’s vision and enterprise to a greater audience. Listen to the program to learn about the many ways The O Zone can improve both the environment and your life.

    Learn more:

    The O Zone: https://theozonehv.com/

    Greig Farm: https://www.greigfarm.com/

    Environmental Sustainability: https://www.thebalancesmb.com/what-is-sustainability-3157876

    Native Plant Gardening: https://www.wildflower.org/learn/guide-native-plant-gardening

    Community Composting: https://ilsr.org/composting/what-is-community-composting/

    CATEGORIES

    Environment

    Quality of Life


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    • 30 min

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