Know an 'Unsung Hero?' Nominate them for 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference http://wesa.fm en Lyndsey Sickler, Tireless Advocate For The GLBT Community http://wesa.fm/post/lyndsey-sickler-tireless-advocate-glbt-community <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/lyndsey-sickler"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Lyndsey Sickler</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p><p>Since she came out almost 20 years ago, Lyndsey Sickler has become a tireless advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 35017 at http://wesa.fm Lyndsey Sickler, Tireless Advocate For The GLBT Community Carolyn Hare, Advocating For Those With Autism http://wesa.fm/post/carolyn-hare-advocating-those-autism <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/carolyn-hare/"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Carolyn Hare</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 34653 at http://wesa.fm Carolyn Hare, Advocating For Those With Autism Mike Williams, Laboring Out Of Love http://wesa.fm/post/mike-williams-laboring-out-love <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/mike-williams"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Mike Williams</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 34288 at http://wesa.fm Mike Williams, Laboring Out Of Love Saleem Ghubril, Making College Possible For Many http://wesa.fm/post/saleem-ghubril-making-college-possible-many <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/saleem-ghubril"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Saleem Ghubril</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p><p>Vanessa Thompson had dreams of going to college but thought it was financially impossible, until she heard Saleem speak at Westinghouse High School about the Pittsburgh Promise.</p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 33907 at http://wesa.fm Saleem Ghubril, Making College Possible For Many Howard Aikens, Beautifying a Neighborhood Garden http://wesa.fm/post/howard-aikens-beautifying-neighborhood-garden <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/howard-aikens"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Howard Aikens</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p><p>A few years ago, Howard Aikens decided he had to do something about the huge, dilapidated garden surrounding Sterret School that was such an eyesore in his Point Breeze neighborhood.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 33534 at http://wesa.fm Howard Aikens, Beautifying a Neighborhood Garden Dr. Bill Neches, Hosting Heart Camp for Kids http://wesa.fm/post/dr-bill-neches-hosting-heart-camp-kids <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/bill-neches/"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Dr. Bill Neches and the Heart Camp for Kids</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:41:39 +0000 90.5 WESA 33189 at http://wesa.fm Dr. Bill Neches, Hosting Heart Camp for Kids Judy Bannon, Providing Cribs For Kids http://wesa.fm/post/judy-bannon-providing-cribs-kids <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/judy-bannon"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Judy Bannon</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 32768 at http://wesa.fm Judy Bannon, Providing Cribs For Kids Karissa’s Army, Raising Domestic Violence Awareness http://wesa.fm/post/karissa-s-army-raising-domestic-violence-awareness <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/karissas-army"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Karissa’s Army</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 32390 at http://wesa.fm Karissa’s Army, Raising Domestic Violence Awareness Joe Lagana, Providing Equal Opportunities For Homeless Children http://wesa.fm/post/joe-lagana-providing-equal-opportunities-homeless-children <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/joe-lagana"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Joe Lagana</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 32036 at http://wesa.fm Joe Lagana, Providing Equal Opportunities For Homeless Children How Jeremiah’s Place is Helping Kids in Crisis http://wesa.fm/post/how-jeremiah-s-place-helping-kids-crisis <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/jeremiahs-place/"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Jeremiah’s Place</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 31623 at http://wesa.fm How Jeremiah’s Place is Helping Kids in Crisis Jamie Holmes, Making Dreams Come True http://wesa.fm/post/jamie-holmes-making-dreams-come-true <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/jamie-holmes/">Read and listen to a story about Jamie Holmes</a> </strong>as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong> <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a></strong>.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 31159 at http://wesa.fm Jamie Holmes, Making Dreams Come True Miss Bertie, Miss Mary and Miss Dee, Volunteering No Matter What http://wesa.fm/post/miss-bertie-miss-mary-and-miss-dee-volunteering-no-matter-what <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/miss-bertie-miss-mary-and-miss-dee"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Miss Bertie, Miss Mary and Miss Dee</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 30815 at http://wesa.fm Miss Bertie, Miss Mary and Miss Dee, Volunteering No Matter What Kathleen Hower, Sharing Life-Saving Medical Supplies http://wesa.fm/post/kathleen-hower-sharing-life-saving-medical-supplies <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/kathleen-hower"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Kathleen Hower</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Ryan Loew 30374 at http://wesa.fm Kathleen Hower, Sharing Life-Saving Medical Supplies Ruth Ann Dailey, Beautifying Her Neighborhood http://wesa.fm/post/ruth-ann-dailey-beautifying-her-neighborhood <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/ruth-ann-dailey"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Ruth Ann Dailey</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 30085 at http://wesa.fm Ruth Ann Dailey, Beautifying Her Neighborhood Alan and Diana Williams, Opening Their Home And Their Hearts http://wesa.fm/post/alan-and-diana-williams-opening-their-home-and-their-hearts <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/alan-and-diana-williams/"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Alan and Diana Williams</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p><p>For almost 40 years, Alan and his wife Diana have been opening their hearts and their loving home to almost 40 foster children.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:22:35 +0000 90.5 WESA 29737 at http://wesa.fm Alan and Diana Williams, Opening Their Home And Their Hearts Noah Hertzman, Baking Bread To Feed The Hungry http://wesa.fm/post/noah-hertzman-baking-bread-feed-hungry <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/noah-hertzman"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Noah Hertzman</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p><p>Back when he was six years old, when most kids his age could not comprehend the meaning of food insecurity, Noah understood exactly what that meant.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 29212 at http://wesa.fm Noah Hertzman, Baking Bread To Feed The Hungry In Helping Refugees, Pitt Students ‘Keep It Real’ http://wesa.fm/post/helping-refugees-pitt-students-keep-it-real <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/keep-it-real"><strong>Read and listen to a story about the "Keep It Real" program</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 28888 at http://wesa.fm In Helping Refugees, Pitt Students ‘Keep It Real’ Meet Mary Savage, The 'Flower Lady' Of Homewood http://wesa.fm/post/meet-mary-savage-flower-lady-homewood <p dir="ltr"><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/mary-savage/"><strong>Read and watch a story about Mary Savage</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.<br /><br />Four decades ago, then 40-year-old Mary was working as the community relations director at the Carnegie Library in Homewood when she noticed a safety hazard across the street.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 28534 at http://wesa.fm Meet Mary Savage, The 'Flower Lady' Of Homewood Denise Zellous, Helping Other People Excel http://wesa.fm/post/denise-zellous-helping-other-people-excel <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/denise-zellous/"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Denise Zellous</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"><strong>90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</strong></a>.<br /><br />Molested when she was 8 years old, Denise turned to drugs and promiscuity at a very young age.<br /> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:03:16 +0000 90.5 WESA 28185 at http://wesa.fm Denise Zellous, Helping Other People Excel Fred Massey, Changing Lives Of Troubled Youths http://wesa.fm/post/fred-massey-changing-lives-troubled-youths <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/fred-massey">Read and listen to a story about Fred Massey</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p><p>Fred Massey created a mentoring program that not only changed the lives of so many troubled youths, but also changed his life.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 07:30:00 +0000 90.5 WESA 27382 at http://wesa.fm Fred Massey, Changing Lives Of Troubled Youths Joyce Rothermel, Following a Calling to Feed the Hungry http://wesa.fm/post/joyce-rothermel-following-calling-feed-hungry <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/joyce-rothermel">Read and listen to a story about Joyce Rothermel</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 26960 at http://wesa.fm Joyce Rothermel, Following a Calling to Feed the Hungry How Jim and Susan Wagner Are Training Dogs For The ‘Perfect Fit’ http://wesa.fm/post/how-jim-and-susan-wagner-are-training-dogs-perfect-fit <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/jim-and-susan-wagner">Read and watch a story about Jim and Susan Wagner</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 26612 at http://wesa.fm How Jim and Susan Wagner Are Training Dogs For The ‘Perfect Fit’ Al Mercer, Helping Vets Bridge The Gap To Civilian Life http://wesa.fm/post/al-mercer-helping-vets-bridge-gap-civilian-life <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/al-mercer">Read and listen to a story about Al Mercer</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 26216 at http://wesa.fm Al Mercer, Helping Vets Bridge The Gap To Civilian Life No Stranger to Tragedy, Lueana Coward Helps Others Cope With Grief http://wesa.fm/post/no-stranger-tragedy-lueana-coward-helps-others-cope-grief <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/lueana-coward/">Read and listen to a story about Lueana Coward</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p><p>Lueana has faced tragedies unfathomable to any parent, but she has channeled her pain into helping others in the same situation.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 25827 at http://wesa.fm No Stranger to Tragedy, Lueana Coward Helps Others Cope With Grief How Dr. Jim Withers Takes Medical Care to Pittsburgh's Homeless http://wesa.fm/post/how-dr-jim-withers-takes-medical-care-pittsburghs-homeless <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/dr-jim-withers/">Read and listen to a story about Dr. Jim Withers</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p><p>For more than 20 years, Withers has been making his rounds in a most unusual way as “The Pittsburgh Street Doctor.”</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 25444 at http://wesa.fm How Dr. Jim Withers Takes Medical Care to Pittsburgh's Homeless Bob and Marilee Tudi, The ‘One Day Miracle’ Makers http://wesa.fm/post/bob-and-marilee-tudi-one-day-miracle-makers <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/bob-and-marilee-tudi">Read and listen to a story about Bob and Marilee Tudi</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p><p>Imagine living without heat this winter. Sadly, many people do. But thanks to Bob and Marilee of McKees Rocks, the winter is much warmer for many in need.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 25108 at http://wesa.fm Bob and Marilee Tudi, The ‘One Day Miracle’ Makers Ray Leonard, Showing Compassion When Cancer Strikes http://wesa.fm/post/ray-leonard-showing-compassion-when-cancer-strikes <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/rayleonard/">Read and listen to a story about Ray Leonard</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p><p>For women going through chemotherapy, many may think that hair loss must be the least of their concerns.</p><p>Quite the contrary, it can be one of the most traumatic aspects of chemotherapy: a loss of their identity and a clear reality of their disease.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:36:00 +0000 WESA Staff 24765 at http://wesa.fm Ray Leonard, Showing Compassion When Cancer Strikes Josh and Gab, Confronting Bullying Through Song http://wesa.fm/post/josh-and-gab-confronting-bullying-through-song <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/josh-and-gab">Read and listen to a story about Josh Verbanets and Gab Bonesso</a></strong> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives:<strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/"> 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.<br /><br />Sometimes there’s no better way to get kids excited about something than through music. Add some laughter, and you’ve got the perfect combination.<br /><br />That’s the Josh and Gab show.<br /> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 24370 at http://wesa.fm Josh and Gab, Confronting Bullying Through Song Sophie Levitt, Making a Difference Through Technology http://wesa.fm/post/sophie-levitt-making-difference-through-technology <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/sophielevitt"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Sophie Levitt</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/">90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p><p>Eleven-year old Sophie knew she wanted to do a bat-mitzvah project that would make an impact on children’s lives. Thoughts of her cousin Marla, who is also 11 years old and has autism, sparked an idea.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:47:00 +0000 WESA Staff 24011 at http://wesa.fm Sophie Levitt, Making a Difference Through Technology How Emmai Alaquiva Is Giving Back Through Music http://wesa.fm/post/how-emmai-alaquiva-giving-back-through-music <p><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/emmai-alaquiva/"><strong>Read and listen to a story about Emmai Alaquiva</strong></a> as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: <strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/">90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference</a></strong>.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:21:59 +0000 WESA Staff 23284 at http://wesa.fm How Emmai Alaquiva Is Giving Back Through Music