Rotarian Ambassadorial Program (Aired on Jan 7 2017 and Jan 8 2017)

Rotary Ambassador Susan Davis (Aired on Jan7 and 8, 2017)

Ambassadorial Scholarships are the oldest program of the Rotary Foundation, having provided the opportunity for graduate study to over 42,000 students who
have studied international relations in over 60 nations. Rotarian Susan Davis (Rotary District 7210 E-Club), who grew up in the swamps outside of New Orleans became one of the recipients and attended Oxford University in the UK in 1980-81, leading to a career in using nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to fight poverty in Bangladesh (with BRAC) and around the world. In this RadioRotary Interview, recorded live from West Point, where Ms. Davis appeared at the annual Rotary Foundation gala along with District 7210 Past-President Bill Bassett, she tells about her experience with Rotary and her work with microfinancing as a way to improve lives.

Learn more:
Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
Susan Davis
Susan Davis Rotary Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award
Rotary E-Club of District 7210
BRAC (Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee)
Microfinancing

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Libraries in the 21st Century (Aired on AM & FM on Mar. 30)

(l to r) Merribeth Advocate, Erica Freudenberger

(l to r) Merribeth Advocate, Erica Freudenberger

Libraries today are far more than places to borrow books for a couple of weeks according to Red Hook Public Library Director Erica Freudenberger and Mid-Hudson Library System Assistant Director Merribeth Advocate. Libraries are an important local source in obtaining jobs or improving skills, using the public-access computers in libraries or access to library information from home computers. And, while there is a lot of information on the Internet, not all of it is correct; libraries vet information and establish its relevance. Also, in addition to various audiovisual media that can be loaned, libraries today offer “free” access to e-books—although nothing from libraries is actually “free” as it is paid for by local, state, and national taxes—primarily local sources of funding. Studies have shown that every dollar invested in libraries produces seven dollars in the economy of the community.

Learn More:
Mid-Hudson Library System
Mid-Hudson Libraries
Red Hook Public Library
Information about Public Libraries

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March 30, 2014 · Posted in Business Assistance, Education, Hudson Valley  

Rotary UN Day- Part 2 (Aired on AM on Dec. 27 & on FM on Dec. 29)

Rotary UN Day

Rotary UN Day

Each year on Rotary UN Day, which celebrates the role Rotary had in founding the UN and their continuing relationship, RadioRotary conducts onsite interviews with Rotarians and others attending the event. In this program, the interviews included deal with water purification and desalination, developing a new generation of leaders around the world, the Rotary youth exchange program, and dealing with technological obsolescence. The final interview in the series is with Rotary International President for Rotary year 2013-14 Ron Burton, whose motto—“Engage Rotary, Change Lives”—sums up how Rotarians and the United Nations work together.

Learn More:
Water Treatment
Water Supply Crisis
Young Global Leadership Organization
Rotary Youth Exchange Program
Connecting Businesses around the World
President Ron Burton

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New Orleans Rotary International Convention Part V: Rotary Projects (Aired on October 21, 2011)

Jonah & Sarah in New Orleans for 2011 International Conference

Jonah & Sarah in New Orleans for 2011 International Conference

 

In these on-site interviews with Rotarians from around the world at the New Orleans Rotary International Convention in 2011, co-hosts Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser interview representatives from Brain Game for Babies, Blindness Prevention, Sewing Projects around the world, Dollywood, Shoes for Orphans, and more.

 

 

 

Learn More:
Brain Game to Help a Baby’s Mind Grow (LaCrosse Rotary Club)
Brain Game Information
Blindness Prevention
Sewing Projects
Dollywood Foundation
Shoes for Orphans

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