Emergency Aid http://wesa.fm en Helping the LGBTQ Communities in Honduras http://wesa.fm/post/helping-lgbtq-communities-honduras <p></p><p></p><p>Honduras is one of the world’s deadliest countries, overrun by gangs and violence.</p><p>Women, journalists, lawyers and members of the LGBTQ community have been singled out as victims. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:15:00 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27798 at http://wesa.fm Helping the LGBTQ Communities in Honduras Turning Personal Passion into Global Service http://wesa.fm/post/turning-personal-passion-global-service <p></p><p></p><p>Two Pittsburgh residents, Tim Wesley and Drew Harvey work with the <a href="http://www.nyadire.org/">Nyadire Connection</a> to provide medical help in Africa.</p><p>Tim Wesley is a volunteer at the Nyadire Connection and Drew Harvey is the chairman of the Nyadire Connection. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:10:06 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27801 at http://wesa.fm Turning Personal Passion into Global Service Overcoming Unique Challenges With Doctors Without Borders http://wesa.fm/post/overcoming-unique-challenges-doctors-without-borders <p>Last November, Typhoon Haiyan, a powerful tropical cyclone devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines.</p><p>When cataclysmic events such as this happen, many organizations are dispatched to these areas to provide medical treatment and aid.</p><p><a href="http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/"><span class="st">Médecins Sans Frontières/</span>Doctors Without Borders </a>is one such group providing help. Brett Davis, an aid worker for Doctors Without Borders recently returned from the Philippines. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:10:00 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 27796 at http://wesa.fm Overcoming Unique Challenges With Doctors Without Borders Training for Disaster: A New College Course Teaches Humanitarian Aid http://wesa.fm/post/training-disaster-new-college-course-teaches-humanitarian-aid <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Beginning this summer La Roche College will offer a first of its kind - two week&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.laroche.edu/humanitarian/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline;">training program</a><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">&nbsp;for people interested in working in Humanitarian and Emergency Aid. We'll talk with the program's instructors&nbsp;</span><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Jeff Ritter</strong><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">, Department Chair of Communication and&nbsp;</span><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Astrid Kersten</strong><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">, Professor of Management. Then&nbsp;</span><strong style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">Angela Garcia</strong><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">, Deputy Director of&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.globallinks.org/" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline;">Global Links</a><span style="font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; font-size: 21px; line-height: 33px;">&nbsp;medical relief and development program talks about the real world application of this&nbsp;training.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:40:46 +0000 Rebekah Zook 2550 at http://wesa.fm Training for Disaster: A New College Course Teaches Humanitarian Aid