Know an 'Unsung Hero?' Nominate them for 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference http://wesa.fm en 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 Do Something: How Ethan Woodfill Found a Way to Help His Community http://wesa.fm/post/do-something-how-ethan-woodfill-found-way-help-his-community <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/ethan-woodfill">Read and listen to a story about Ethan Woodfill</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>Fourteen-year-old Ethan Woodfill recruited friends and classmates to form the Do-Something Club to help better his community.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 22948 at http://wesa.fm Do Something: How Ethan Woodfill Found a Way to Help His Community How Al Condeluci Became an Advocate for the Disabled http://wesa.fm/post/how-al-condeluci-became-advocate-disabled <p><strong><a href="http://www.wesacelebrates.org/difference/al-condeluci/">Read and listen to a story about Al Condeluci</a></strong> as part of a new 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>Al has been instrumental in changing the lives of thousands of disabled people in the Pittsburgh area. His awareness and dedication started first hand, with his cousin Carrie, who had Down syndrome.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 WESA Staff 22590 at http://wesa.fm How Al Condeluci Became an Advocate for the Disabled