U.N. SHOW # 1 (Aired on Jan 21 & Jan 22)

Rotary Day at the United Nations (Aired on January 21 and 22, 2017)

The annual Rotary Day at the United Nations each year brings together some
1,500 Rotarians along with various youth groups and representatives of
humanitarian organizations who work with Rotarians. For this program,
RadioRotary interviewed Mitch Kahn from ShelterBox; Rotarian Steve Goldsmith
(Hawthorne LAX Lennox Rotary) and Prabha Sankaranarayan from Mediators
Beyond Borders; and Rotarian-wannabe Anna Abraham representing The Gift of
Life, Inc. ShelterBox, whose emphasis is disaster relief, is now a Rotary Project
Partner. When Mediators Beyond Boarders looked at their members, who work
for peace between individuals, tribes, and nations, they discovered that a quarter
of its membership is Rotarians. The Gift of Life, which specialized in providing
pediatric cardiac care to children in places where such help is scarce, frequently
partners with Rotary clubs or districts in their work. Ms. Abraham’s group within
The Gift of Life works in Lebanon, currently focusing on refugees from the Syrian
Civil War. All met at the United Nations to exchange ideas about how to do good
in the world.
Learn more:
Rotary Day at the UN
ShelterBox USA
Mediators Beyond Borders
The Gift of Life, Inc.

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Talking about Polio (Aired on October 22 and 23 2016)

Talking about Polio (Aired on October 22nd and 23nd, 2016)

Pleasant Valley Rotarian Kathy Kruger is not only the producer of RadioRotary, but she is also a registered nurse. In this interview, Ms. Kruger tells our regular co-hosts the facts about how Rotary, working the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Foundation, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF, has reduced the incidence of the paralyzing disease polio from an annual toll of about 1,000 cases a day to fewer than 75 per year. At the time of this broadcast, as a result of a vaccination program carried out largely by Rotarian volunteers polio had been eliminated everywhere but for two nations: Pakistan and Afghanistan. But, Ms. Kruger warns, until Rotary and its partners
complete the task of complete elimination—now just “this close”—the disease
could be just an airplane ride away from where you are.
Learn more:
Rotary and Polio:
World Polio Day
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Polio
UNICEF and Polio

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UN Rotary Day 2015—Part One (Aired on December 12 & 13, 2015)

United Nations

United Nations

Rotary has had a unique role in the United Nations starting even before the UN was founded. Each year the United Nations invites more than a thousand Rotarians, members of associated groups such as Rotaract and Interact, and students participating in Rotary international Youth Exchange to come to UN headquarters in New York for panel discussions with Rotary leadership, UN ambassadors, and heads of international nongovernmental organizations. Also each year since 2009 the RadioRotary team has been there to interview some of the participants. This is the first set of interviews from 2015.

Learn more:
Rotary and the United Nations
Rotaract
Rotary Youth Exchange
ShelterBox

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December 12, 2015 · Posted in International Exchanges, Rotary International, United Nations, Youth  

Rotary Fights to Eradicate Polio (Aired on October 31 & November 1, 2015)

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O'Connell, Bill Bassett

(l-r) Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell, Bill Bassett

Rotary District 7210 Past District Governor Bill Bassett (Walkill East Rotary Club) describes the history and current success of the effort, started by Rotary in 1979, to completely eradicate the terrible disease poliomyelitis, commonly called polio. Polio has a long history as a human disease that often causes lifetime paralysis or even death. In the early 1980s a thousand persons per day contracted it and it was endemic in 125 nations. As a result of a partnership led by Rotary, but including the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and UNICEF, the number of cases has been reduced to about 150 per year and it is endemic only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. This effort has been aided by hundreds of millions of dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation put forth as matching challenges for The Rotary Foundation, currently a two-for-one match to every Rotary dollar up to $35 million per year.

Learn more:
End Polio Now
Rotary District 7210
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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