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In RadioRotary’s weekly 30 minute interviews, two entertaining professional radio hosts, Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser, chat with Rotarians and non-Rotarians, people who live by Rotary’s motto, “Service above Self.” Guests are humanitarians who work on many levels in programs that address such important issues as poverty, education, health, the environment, and employment and vocations. Each interview provides timely information that focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone, both here and abroad.
Hearts, Dreams, and Laughs (Aired On October 20 & 21, 2018)
Oct 23 • 30 min
Nick Constantino (Clarkstown Sunrise Rotary Club) and Alexandra Duenas, president of Clarkstown Sunrise, are two of the Rotarians working in partnership with the Neiva Noches Plateñas Rotary to help terminally ill children in and around Neiva, Colombia.…
The Animal Farm Foundation (Aired On October 13 & 14, 2018)
Oct 23 • 30 min
You may never have heard about canine discrimination, but you will learn a lot from this fascinating interview with Stacey Coleman and Nicole Juchem of the Animal Farm Foundation. The Foundation, which started in the 1980s as a refuse farm for horses, it…
Hudson Valley Veterans Alliance (Aired On October 6 & 7, 2018)
Oct 23 • 30 min
RadioRotary interviews Zach Kirshner of the Hudson Valley Veterans Alliance, an organization that bridges the gap between serving the nation and services available to veterans. Since 2016 the volunteers of the Veterans Alliance have connected veterans…
Ulster Italian-American Festival (Aired On September 29 & 30, 2018)
Oct 22 • 29 min
The Hudson Valley has a rich heritage of Italian immigration, making Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, and Rockland counties among those with the highest percentages of Italian-Americans in the entire nation. The annual Italian-American Festival on the…
Taste of Greater Newburgh (September 22 & 23, 2018)
Sep 25 • 29 min
Newburgh Rotarians Doug Sturomski and Andrew Ciccone visit RadioRotary to describe the club’s annual fundraiser, The Taste of Greater Newburgh, which takes place under a tent on the campus of Mount Saint Mary College, making it a rain-or-shine event. Over…
Helping the Public with Legal Issues (Sept. 15 & 16, 2018)
Sep 23 • 30 min
RadioRotary interviews Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotarian Veronica McMillan, an attorney, and Janna Whearty, Executive Director of the Dutchess Country Bar Association, on the programs of the Country Bar, an organization of 548 attorneys practicing in…
Patterson Blues & BBQ Festival (September 8 & 9, 2018)
Sep 17 • 30 min
RadioRotary co-hosts Sarah O’Connell-Claitor and Jonah Triebwasser interview two Patterson Rotarians, Billy Flash and Paul Toscana, about the Patterson Rotary’s annual Blues and BBQ Festival, a music-and-food tradition in Putnam County for the past seven…
Reher Center in Roundout, Kingston (September 1 & 22, 2018)
Sep 16 • 30 min
RadioRotary interviews Geoff Miller, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, a project of the Jewish Federation of Ulster County. The Center is a museum celebrating all the immigrants who settled the region,…
Local Legends Retold and More (August 25 & 26, 2018)
Sep 15 • 30 min
The Hudson Valley has a long history of ghosts and mysteries, but the most famous may be the Headless Horseman, a figure from Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, loosely based on a legend from the American Revolution. RadioRotary…
Kingston Rotary, Oldest in District (August 18 & 19, 2018)
Sep 14 • 31 min
RadioRotary interviews President Mike Fick and Alicia Marcinkowski of the recently merged Kingston Rotary Club, which manages to be both the newest and oldest Rotary in District 7210 at the same time. It is newest because of the recent merger of the…
The Biggest, Best Barbecue (Aired On August 11 & 12, 2018)
Sep 13 • 32 min
Recorded live by RadioRotary at the Highland Rotary Club, Highland Rotarians Steve Laubach and Don Verity tell about the glories of eating barbecue (and listening to music) at the fourteenth annual Hudson Valley Ribfest, the biggest, best barbecue in New…
Toronto Rotary Convention, Part 3 (August 4 & 5, 2018)
Aug 8 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews three distinguished Rotarians: Donna Gunn of the Lakeway/Lake Travis (Texas) Rotary Club, Peggy Rogers of Sebastopol (California) Rotary, and Rotary 2017-18 President Ian H.S. Riseley of the Sandringham (Australia) Club as all visit…
American Cancer Society (July 28th and July 29th, 2018)
Aug 1 • 29 min
Mid-Hudson American Cancer Society (Aired on July 28 and 29, 2018) Kristine Revelle of the American Cancer Society in the Mid-Hudson comes to RadioRotary to discuss the many ways that the Cancer Society is fighting the hundreds of diseases that we lump…
Pleasant Valley Weekend Fun (Aired on July 21 and 22, 2018)
Jul 29 • 29 min
Mary Albrecht of the Town of Pleasant Valley visits RadioRotary to describe the annual festival known as Pleasant Valley Week end, which has moved from its previous time in September to July. The event features three separate parades through the hamlet—a…
Toronto Rotary Convention, Part 2 (July 14 and 15, 2018)
Jul 29 • 24 min
Here are four more stories of people putting service before self from the 2018 Toronto Rotary International Convention. Sole 4 Souls not only distributes shoes and other clothing around the world, but also creates sustainable jobs in third-world nations.…
Toronto Rotary Convention, Part 1 (July 7, 2018)
Jul 29 • 23 min
Each year RadioRotary takes its microphone to the Rotary International Convention, which in 2018 is in Toronto, Ontario. Some 24,000 Rotarians are in attendance and RadioRotary gets as many of the great stories as it can. One of the interviews in this…
Preventing Child Abuse (Aired on June 30th and July 1 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviews Kimberly Kochen, Executive Director of The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, located in Poughkeepsie, N, the nonprofit agency dedicated to the reduction of child maltreatment since 1973. Among their programs are outreach to…
The fun and fellowship of Rotary (June 23rd & 24th, 2018)
Jul 29 • 25 min
District Governor 2018-19 Christine Giangrasso (Aired on June 23 and 24, 2018) A long-standing tradition of RadioRotary is the interview with each incoming District Governor (DG) of District 7210, the person who will lead the 55 clubs in 8 counties that…
PUTNAM COUNTY 4-H (JUNE 16 AND JUNE 17, 2018)
Jul 29 • 25 min
Marjorie Nichols Keith, Executive Director of the Putnam Country Cornell Cooperative Extension, brings 4-H Club member Patrick Salerno to RadioRotary to help tell about the 47th annual Putnam County 4-H Fair at Veteran Memorial Park in Carmel. The Fair is…
Stuff The Bus (Aired on June 9th and June 10th 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
Total Transportation for Local Charities (Aired on June 9 and 10, 2018) RadioRotary interviews two employees of Total Transportation Corp., a business that goes out of its way to help local community organizations such as Rotary clubs. Vincent Marzello is…
The Haiti Water Project (Aired on June 2 and June 3rd 2018)
Jul 29 • 25 min
Rotarians Gary Silver and Gary Siegel report to RadioRotary on an important program that they have been developing and monitoring, including their 16 trips to Haiti. Working with the Rotary Club deCap-Haïtien, the Liberty Club has distributed over a…
Touch A Truck (Aired on May 26 and May 27th, 2018)
Jul 29 • 23 min
New Paltz Rotarian Toni Hokanson visits RadioRotary to promote the annual “Touch-a-Truck” fair at Ulster County Fairgrounds. While the basic attraction for kids are the trucks, with a chance to climb all over them and sound their horns, the inexpensive…
Safe Haven Animal Shelter & Wild Life Center (May 19, 2018)
Jul 29 • 24 min
New Animal Shelter and Wildlife Rehab (Aired on May 19 and 20, 2018) Josephine Santoro and Carl Syslo visit RadioRotary to tell about the new Safe Haven Animal Shelter $ Wildlife Center, located in Stormville in southern Dutchess County (Town of Beekman).…
Our Rotary District’s Peace Ambassador (Aired on May 12 and 13, 2018)
Jul 29 • 24 min
Greater Newburgh Rotarian Doug Sturomski, the unofficial Peace Ambassador for Rotary District 7210, returns to RadioRotary to report on two projects related to his peace mission. In this interview, he announces that he recently has dedicated or planted 10…
Red Hook Rotary’s 2018 Projects (Aired on May 5 and 6, 2018)
Jul 29 • 23 min
RadioRotary visits Red Hook Rotary’s meeting to learn about some of the many activities of the Red Hook Club. Rotarian Dave Wright is in charge of the 2018 Apple Blossom Day, the street festival that traditionally kicks off the spring-summer season in Red…
Clean Water Project in El Salvador (Aired on April 28 and 29, 2018)
Jul 29 • 24 min
Pearl River Rotarians Dorothy Filoramo and Ryan O’Gorman join the RadioRotary team to tell about how a visit by Ryan to El Salvador led to a project to build a well and filtration system for three small villages in that country. Ryan observed that…
Clove Creek Dinner Theater (Aired on April 21, 2018)
Jul 29 • 23 min
Dinner Theater in Dutchess Country (Aired on April 21 and 22, 2018) Felicia DiNonno, founder of the Clove Creek Dinner Theater in Fishkill, NY, and Rotarian Andrew Ciccone (Newburgh) visit RadioRotary to tell about the many fundraising opportunities…
Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers (MARC) (Aired on April 14 and 15, 2018)
Jul 29 • 24 min
Andrew O’Grady, CEO of the Mid-Hudson Recovery Centers (MARC) and Executive Director of Mental Health America of Dutchess County (MHA) visits RadioRotary to tell about changes at MARC as it finds new ways to improve its mission of residential treatment…
Eye for Financial Planning (Aired on April 7 and 8, 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviews Red Hook Rotarian Susan Simon and Beth Jones, both of Third Eye Associates, Ltd, a fee-only registered investment advisory firm that provides financial life planning, financial transition planning, and wealth management services,…
Anderson Center for Autism (Aired on March 31, 2018)
Jul 29 • 28 min
Eliza Bozenski, Chief Development Officer of the Anderson Center for Autism, and the host of comes to the RadioRotary microphone to discuss the autism spectrum and how the Anderson Foundation’s several ways of outreach are making a difference for families…
Hope for Homeless and Addicted (March 24 and 25, 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
Cara Mia Bacchiochi of Hope on a Mission HOAM returns to RadioRotary to describe her continuing effort to help Poughkeepsie women who are homeless, most of them addicted to drugs or alcohol. At the same street corner (Main and Clinton) every Saturday…
Medical Missions to Haiti (Aired on March 17 & 18, 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
Pleasant Valley Rotarian Rose Bonheur visits RadioRotary to tell about her seven (so far) medical missions to Puerto Rico, aided by her husband Roberto (also a Pleasant Valley Rotarian) and a host of volunteers. Dr. Bonheur is a Doctor of Nursing Practice…
Honor Flight (Aired on March 10 and March 11th 2018)
Jul 29 • 28 min
Highland Rotarian Christine Giangrasso visits RadioRotary to talk primarily about the Hudson Valley Honor Flights, especially the one she participated in recently. Honor Flights are fully paid for visits to Washington, D.C. for veterans of World War II or…
New City Rotary and Jawonio (Aired on March 3 & 4, 2018)
Jul 29 • 28 min
In this program, devoted to the close relationship between a Rotary Club and an important local resource, RadioRotary interviews New City Rotarians Madelon Burger, Robert Pitkofsky, and Jill Warner (executive director and CEO of Jawonio) along with Jerry…
Pain Management with Physical Therapy (February 24, 2018)
Jul 29 • 24 min
RadioRotary interviews Dr. Bobbie Davey of MOST (Millbrook Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy), which not only has facilities in Millbrook, NY, but also in nearby Rhinebeck and Hopewell. Dr. Davey deals mainly with pain management from accidents,…
Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 11 (February 17, 2018)
Jul 29 • 23 min
Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell, and Kathy Kruger interview several of the Rotarians bringing their projects furthering the goals of the Rotary Foundation to the Convention. The two Rotary Action Groups (RAGs) are each devoted to worldwide fights…
The Rotary Club of Millbrook (February 10 & 11, 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
Regular RadioRotary Co-host Sarah O’Connell turns guest for a show devoted to her own Rotary Club and its activities. The Rotary Club of Millbrook has been doing good in the world for more than 45 years now. The main way it funds its projects is by…
Rotary Convention Atlanta GA (February 3, 2018) Show # 10
Jul 29 • 23 min
Once again RadioRotary brings listeners interviews with Rotarians attending the Convention who describe the Rotary programs that have brought them to Atlanta. Regular listeners to RadioRotary know about ShelterBox, but in this program they learn new ways…
Food Recovery (Aired on January 27 & 28, 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
Rich Schiafo of the Hudson Valley Regional Council returns to RadioRotary to tell the listeners about the national problem of food waste. Of the many astonishing statistics Mr. Schiafo discusses, perhaps the most alarming is that 40% of all the food…
Opioid Abuse Awareness and Prevention (Aired on January 20th & 21st, 2018)
Jul 29 • 27 min
Rotarian Mike Polasek (LaGrange) reports to the RadioRotary team about a major effort on the part of local Rotary Clubs (LaGrange, Millbrook, Fishkill) to obtain a grant from The Rotary Foundation to fund awareness and prevention programs in the…
Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 9 (January 13, 2018)
Jul 29 • 26 min
The ninth compilation of interviews with humanitarians conducted by RadioRotary at the 2017 Rotary Convention in Atlanta focuses largely on Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) and their humanitarian aims, but it also includes a special interview with golf-great…
Ellen Haggerty, Rotary’s Hearing Hero (Aired on January 6 and 7, 2018)
Jul 29 • 25 min
Pleasant Valley Rotarian Ellen Haggerty returns to the RadioRotary microphone to tell about her latest efforts to improve hearing and communication around the world. Ms. Haggerty, who lost her own hearing at age 4, but has compensated with hearing aids…
Senior Assistance (Aired on December 23 & 24, 2017)
Jul 29 • 27 min
Rhinebeck Rotarians Mike Frazier and Mike Mazzarella tell RadioRotary producer Kathy Kruger about the program Rhinebeck Rotary has instituted to help senior citizens age in place. Many older Americans prefer to stay in their existing homes instead of…
Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 7 (December 16, 2017)
Jul 29 • 27 min
Continuing its broadcasts from the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, RadioRotary Co-Hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell interview representatives of several of the many exhibits featured at the Convention. “The One” Rotary Action Group…
Dinner Theater in Dutchess (Aired on December 9, 2017)
Jul 29 • 24 min
Felicia DiNonno, founder of the Clove Creek Dinner Theater in Fishkill, NY, is the guest on this week’s RadioRotary program. Dinner Theater provides an evening (or afternoon matinee) that begins with a full meal, which is followed by a full theatrical…
Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 6 (December 2, 2017)
Jul 29 • 24 min
Regular hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell along with producer Kathy Kruger and visiting host Dave Kruger interview some of the fascinating people at the Convention about their important projects related to the goals of the Rotary Foundation. One…
Rotarian Bryan Bunch On The Environment (November 25, 2017)
Jul 29 • 26 min
Rotary Efforts to Deal with Climate Change (Aired on November 25 and 26, 2014) RadioRotary producer Kathy Kruger interviews Rotarian Bryan Bunch (Millbrook), a member of the Rotary District 7210 Environmental Action Committee, which has as its main…
Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 5 (November 18, 2017)
Jul 29 • 28 min
his time RadioRotary interviews Rotarian Bill Philpotts (Fredericksburg Morning Club) on the project “It Takes a Toilet,” which brings girl’s toilet facilities to India; Rotarian Dr. Subrahmanyam Ganesh (Methyr Tydfil) Club) who tells about the…
Aging Care in Rhinebeck (Aired on November 4 and 5, 2017)
Jul 29 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Rhinebeck Rotarian Carolyn Bernitt and Brian Zeiden, both on the staff of the Brookmeade Community, a 75-acre, three-tiered facility in Rhinebeck that provides homes and care if necessary for our aging population. Sufficiently…
Sprout Creek Farm (Aired on October 28 and October 29, 2017)
Jul 29 • 25 min
Sprout Creek Farm is a 200-acre dairy farm started by two nuns who had begun to teach children and teenagers about farming and food at a farm in Greenwich, Connecticut. They were very lucky when the farm was donated to the Society of the Sacred Heart with…
Atlanta 2017 Rotary Convention, part 4 (Aired on October 21 & 22, 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
Some 35,000 Rotarians from around the world came to the Atlanta Rotary Convention, but somehow the RadioRotary team of Jonah Triebwasser, Sarah O’Connell, and Kathy and Dave Kruger keep running into Rotarians from back home, including District 7210…
Mike Frazier - Rotary Youth Exchange (October 14 & 15, 2017)
Jul 28 • 27 min
Youth exchange (YEX) has long been a principal way that Rotary International promotes peach through friendship and cultural understanding. Rhinebeck Rotarian Mike Frazier is the coordinator for District 7210 of a new way for Rotary to support…
Atlanta Rotary Convention, Part 3 (Aired on October 7, 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
More interviews with Rotarians from around the world about the great service projects that they are doing.
Kingston Italian Festival (September 30 & October 1, 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
Rotarian Tony Marmo (Highland Club) and Frank Faluotico visit RadioRotary to describe the Italian Festival in Kingston, NY, a fundraiser for Ulster County’s Italian American Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the Italian…
Atlanta Rotary Convention, Part 2 (Aired on September 23 and 24, 2017)
Jul 28 • 27 min
RadioRotary interviewers at the 2017 International Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, interviewed several project leaders attending the convention. In this broadcast, you can learn about Project Chimps from Lindsay Vanderhoogt, the Rotary Leadership…
Pink Ribbon Pilates for Cancer Victims (September 16, 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Body be Well Pilates founder Chelsea Streifeneder about the Pink Ribbon Program that uses Pilates exercises to help cancer victims prepare for or recover from the treatment of their disease. Pilates is a system of exercise developed…
Pleasant Valley Weekend (September 9 and September 10, 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
For many years, the Town of Pleasant Valley has celebrated itself as a community on a weekend in September. Recently the celebrations, known as “Pleasant Valley Weekend,” have been better than ever. Pleasant Valley Rotarian Carol Campbell revitalized the…
Tyler Miller of New Horizons (September 2, 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
Tyler Miller, a Direct Support Professional with New Horizons Resources, Inc., is interviewed about the New Horizons program for group homes in Dutchess and Ulster counties. New Horizons maintains over thirty homes for older (over age 20) persons with…
Rotary Convention Atlanta # 1 (August 26, 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviewers took advantage of the International Rotary Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, to interview some of the many humanitarian leaders who also attended the convention. In this broadcast, you can learn about how Destiny Rescue fights human…
Fitfeet Adventures (Aired on August 19, and 20, 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviews Kyle Irwin, who went from the Peace Corps and a career in microfinance to found FitFeet Adventures, a unique Rhinebeck-based corporation that focuses on the environment, philanthropy, and running and hiking for everyone from…
Hudson Valley Ribfest (August 12 and August 13 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
Steve Laubach and Don Verity, along with former Highland Rotarian Jamie Anson, tell about the glories of eating barbecue (and listening to music) at the thirteenth annual Ribfest, Ulster County Fairgrounds just outside New Paltz. In addition to great food…
YEX Students at Mohonk (August 5, 2017 and August 6, 2017
Jul 28 • 26 min
RadioRotary’s co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell call Youth Exchange Rotary’s “crown jewel.” District 7210 Youth Exchange Coordinator Nan Greenwood (District 7210 E-Club) joins the co-hosts as Youth Exchange students from Slovakia, France,…
Rhinebeck Art Gallery (July 29 2017 and July 30 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
There’s a new destination in picturesque Rhinebeck, The Gallery @ Rhinebeck, a nonprofit organization currently consisting 71 members who are visual artists of various types—mainly painter but also photographers, sculptors, and crafts. Open for visitors…
Mid-Hudson Library System (Aired on Jan 14 2017 & Jan 15 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Rebbekah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability for the Mid-Hudson Library System, a group of 66 libraries in the five mid-Hudson counties that form the core of the RadioRotary listening area: Columbia, Dutchess,…
4H Fair With Marjorie L. Nicholas Keith (July 22, 2017 )
Jul 28 • 25 min
Marjorie Nichols Keith , Executive Director of the Putnam Country Cornell Cooperative Extension, brings 4-H Club member Grace Fisher (11 years old) to RadioRotary to help tell about 4-H programs and the annual Putnam County 4-H Fair in Veteran Memorial…
Renewal for 91-Year-Old Scout Camp (June 15 and 16, 2017)
Jul 28 • 27 min
Camp Nooteeming in Pleasant Valley has been serving the scouting community for 91 years, but newly arrived Scout Executive/CEO for the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, David Horton, recognized that the Camp is in serious need of…
Anne Brueckner & Nina Lynch, Rhinebeck @ Home (July 8, 2017)
Jul 28 • 27 min
Although Rhinebeck at Home is one more of than over 200 “aging in place” organizations, it has no age limit—current members range from 58 to 97 years young—and its roster of group activities include events for people of all ages. In this RadioRotary…
John Roger and Pain Management (July 1 and July 2 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
John Roger, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, visits RadioRotary with the message that physical therapy is often the right way to treat chronic or acute pain instead of or in addition to potentially addictive opioid medication. Beyond to the joint…
Bunnee Web Tribute Show (Aired on June 24, 2017 and June 25th, 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
This is a repeat broadcast in honor of Bunnee Webb, who led District 7210’s campaign to eradicate polio, part of a worldwide effort that involved not only Rotary, but also the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, several United Nations organizations, and…
Charles G. Vetter of Houlihan Lawrence (June 17 and June 18)
Jul 28 • 25 min
Charles G. Vetter, Jr. managing broker at the Lagrangeville Office of real-estate agency Houlihan Lawrence, tells RadioRotary about some of the many ways that his agency works with the local community on a number of humanitarian projects. Mr. Vetter is…
Eliza Bozenski from The Anderson Foundation (Aired on June 10th 2017 and June 11th 2017)
Jul 28 • 27 min
Eliza Bozenski, Director of the Anderson Foundation for Autism, comes to the RadioRotary microphone to discuss the autism spectrum and how the Anderson Foundation’s several ways of outreach are making a difference for families that must cope with autism.…
Learning Lab with Amy Shapiro (June 3 2016 and 4 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews librarian Amy Shapiro , who supervises the Mahopac Library Learning Lab, a multigenerational learning center focused on technical help for computers, smartphones, or other electronic devices. This lab, which is open five days a…
Dana Pavlock on Elder Abuse (Aired on 5-27-17 & 5-28-17)
Jul 28 • 25 min
The sixth annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, celebrated on June 16, 2017, is discussed on RadioRotary by Susan Davidson of Friends of Seniors and Dana Pavlock of Evercare. Elder abuse can be psychological, financial, sexual, physical, or simply…
Victim Safety/Domestic Abuse (Aired May 20 and May 21 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
Leah Feldman , Director of the Center for Victim Safety and Support at Family Services in Dutchess County, and volunteer Kathleen Paluso discuss the various ways the Center aids victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other crimes.…
Red Hook’s 2017 Apple Blossom Day (Aired May 6 and 7, 2017)
Jul 28 • 27 min
Once again RadioRotary visits Red Hook Rotary’s club meeting to learn about Apple Blossom Day and other activities of the Red Hook Club. Rotarian Dave Wright is in charge of the 2017 Apple Blossom Day, the street festival that traditionally kicks off the…
Sparrows Nest (Aired On April 22nd and April 23rd, 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
Krista Jones returns to RadioRotary with exciting news about developments at Sparrow’s Nest, the charity that provides food to the families of persons who have cancer. Ms. Jones started the charity in 2009 when a good friend was dying of colon cancer,…
Love Holds Life (Aired on April 15, 2017 and April 16, 2017)
Jul 28 • 25 min
Richard Senato tells RadioRotary the inspiring story of Love Holds Life, a foundation whose mission is to pay all of the otherwise out-of-pocket expenses of a family with a child fighting cancer, a project that is sponsored in part by Patterson Rotary. It…
Pleasant Valley Lions (Aired April 8, 2017 & April 9, 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
Service Clubs are all about community, partly because they are one of the glues that hold communities together. This program features two of the clubs that serve the community of Pleasant Valley, NY—The Lions Club, represented by its current president,…
Vanderbilt Gardens (Aired on April 1st and April 2nd 2017)
Jul 28 • 26 min
Vanderbilt Gardens volunteers Susanne Gillespie and Anita Whelan come to the RadioRotary studio to discuss the beautiful gardens they help tend at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY. The Vanderbilt Mansion was the impressive…
Missionary Rose on Haiti (Aired 3-25-17 & 3-26-17)
Jul 27 • 26 min
In 2010, Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake. Roberto Bonheur told his wife, Poughkeepsie Nurse Practitioner Rose Bonheur, that they had to do something to help; she had the skills, as a primary care specialist, to provide much needed medical help.…
Stuff The Buss (Aired on 3-18-17 & 3-19-17)
Jul 27 • 28 min
Representing her Pleasant Valley Rotary Club, RadioRotary Producer Kathy Kruger is interviewed by Sarah O’Connell about the Rotary Club’s annual “Stuff the Bus” food drive. A full-sized School Bus, on loan for the day and decorated for the occasion, is…
Author Kathryn Smith on The Gatekeeper (3-11-17 & 3-12-17)
Jul 27 • 26 min
The Hudson Valley is known throughout the United State as the home of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR). In this program the author and Rotarian (Greater Anderson Club, SC) Kathryn Smith tells about FDR’s longtime personal secretary, Missy LeHand, the…
United Nations Show 3 (aired on 3-4-17 & 3-5-17)
Jul 27 • 23 min
RadioRotary presents several interviews from the 2016 Rotary United Nations Day, this time centering on the activities of Rotary District 7210, the home of RadioRotary. Lou Turpin (Rhinebeck Rotary), the 2016-17 District Governor, starts the program off,…
Citizen Preparedness (Aired on Feb 25 & Feb 26 2017)
Jul 27 • 24 min
RadioRotary interview Lieutenants Brett White and Thomas Frost of the Citizens Preparedness Corp of the New York State National Guard. Their task is to present programs encouraging people to become prepared for encountering a disaster, whether it is…
Talking Shelterbox (Aired on Feb 18 and 19, 2017)
Jul 27 • 24 min
ShelterBox is a major initiative for disaster relief that is affiliated with Rotary International. Simply put, a ShelterBox is a tent and necessary supplies for up to ten people, all packed into a waterproof one-meter plastic cube. That is a good thing,…
UN SHOW # 2 (Aired on Feb 4 and Feb 5 2017)
Jul 27 • 25 min
Once again, RadioRotary takes its microphone to Rotary Day at the United Nations for a series of interviews with persons from organizations “doing good in the world.” Lakeway/Lake Travis (TX) Rotarian Barker Keith discusses the Rotary 3D Limbs project,…
Millbrook Rotary (Aired on Jan 28 and Jan 29 2017)
Jul 26 • 25 min
Millbrook Rotary 2016-17 President Rona Boyer worked around the world before settling in Millbrook, where she started using her sales and publishing and cooking experience to shore up The Millbrook Independent during its brief run as a weekly. Today she…
U.N. SHOW # 1 (Aired on Jan 21 & Jan 22)
Jul 26 • 21 min
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…
Rotarian Ambassadorial Program (Aired on Jan 7 2017 and Jan 8 2017)
Jul 26 • 25 min
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…
Circle of Friends for the Dying (Aired on December 31, 2016)
Jul 26 • 24 min
RadioRotary interviews Laurie Swartz and Rev. Lynda Carré about the Death Cafés they help run as part of Circle of Friends for the Dying in Ulster and Dutchess Counties. A Death Café is a gathering of a few people in a home, a church, a restaurant, or…
New Year’s Eve Millbrook (Aired on December 17 and 18, 2016)
Jul 26 • 12 min
Rotarian Joyce Heaton (Millbrook Rotary), who has chaired the annual event New Year’s Eve Millbrook for 13 years, describes the family-friendly way that the Millbrook community and visitors celebrate the last day of each year—with music, puppets, circus…
The Two by Two Zoo (Aired on November 19 and 20, 2016)
Jul 26 • 24 min
Heather Iannucci and her family recognized in 1993 that their collection of animals was of interest to children and many adults as well, so they formed the Two by Two Zoo to be a traveling petting experience. Soon they began to acquire other animals,…
Senator Sue Serino: Senior Scams (Aired on November 12, 2016)
Jul 26 • 24 min
New York State Senator Sue Serino, chair of the Aging Committee, spoke to RadioRotary about telephone and Internet scams aimed at seniors, and how to avoid them. One of the most common recently in her district has been a phone call pretending to be from…
Help for Adult Developmentally Disabled (Aired on November 4 and 5, 2016)
Jul 26 • 22 min
RadioRotary interviews Holly Gaiman, Development Coordinator at InFlight, Inc., which supplies residential facilities, including group homes and apartments, for people with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to ensure the people it supports reach…
Vassar Haiti Project (Aired on 10-26-16 & 10-27-16)
Jul 25 • 23 min
Vassar-Haiti Project Update (Aired on October 26 and 27, 2016) In response to the September 11, 2001, attack Andrew Meade, director of international students at Vassar College, and his wife Lila wanted to start a project that would do good in the world.…
Talking about Polio (Aired on October 22 and 23 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
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…
Community Policing in the Town of Lloyd (October 8, 2016)
Jul 25 • 23 min
Jonah Triebwasser and RadioRotary Producer Kathy Kruger interview Police Chief Daniel Waage of the Town of Lloyd in Ulster County about his program of community policing. Community policing is a law-enforcement philosophy that involves the systematic use…
Feeding the Hudson Valley (Aired on October 1 and 2, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Margot Schulman, manager of The Lunch Box for Dutchess Outreach, and Rich Schiafo, deputy executive director of the Hudson Valley Regional Council, tell RadioRotary about efforts to prevent food insecurity in the Hudson Valley, starting with an event at…
Zika Virus Update (Aired on September 24 and 25, 2016)
Jul 25 • 22 min
Jonah Triebwasser interviews Cary Institute disease ecologist Shannon LaDeau on the recently recognized dangers from the Zika virus and on the mosquitoes that carry it from human to human. Zika has been known in the Old World since the 1940s but did not…
Sachem Hawk Storm of Schaghticokes (September 17, 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
RadioRotary interviews Robert Hawk Storm Birch, known primarily by his Native American name, Hawk Storm, given to him by his grandfather when he was five. The Schaghticoke Native Americans are struggling to win Federal recognition, although they have one…
Patterson Rotary Events (Aired on September 10 & 11, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Patterson Rotarian Bill Flash is interviewed about his club’s activities. The Patterson Club holds a number of fundraisers annually that have become much anticipated events for the residents of Putnam County and beyond. The Blues and BBQ event provides…
Pleasant Valley Weekend (September 3 and 4, 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
Many of the villages and hamlets in Dutchess County choose a day or weekend in the fall to celebrate local organizations and to entertain their residents and visitors. These include Hardscrabble Days in Red Hook and Community Day in Millbrook. For about…
Rotary Action Groups (Aired on August 20 & 21, 2016)
Jul 25 • 23 min
Pleasant Valley Rotarian Ellen Haggerty is the guest on RadioRotary, discussing Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) and Rotary Fellowship Groups with special emphasis on the RAG Rotarians for Hearing, an action group started by Ms. Haggerty. Rotarians for…
Highland Rotary’s 12th Annual Ribfest (August 13 & 14, 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
RadioRotary interviews Highland Rotary Club’s Steve Laubach and Don Verity concerning the 12th annual Hudson Valley Ribfest, one of the major summer events in the Hudson Valley and voted one of the “must-go-to” festivals in the United States. It is also…
Stop Dieting and Start Living (August 6, 2016)
Jul 25 • 26 min
Sarah O’Connell and Dave Kruger interview Millbrook Rotarian Ellie Savoy, author of the International Best-Seller Stop Dieting, Start Living: 5 Foundations for your Health to Permanently Lose Weight Without Dieting, Starvation, or Suffering in Silence, as…
Rotary Foundation-Doing Good in the World (July 30, 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
RadioRotary interviews Kinderhook Tri-Village Rotarian, Dr. Tam Mustapha, who has held a number of positions supporting The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International. The motto of The Rotary Foundation, “Doing Good in the World,”…
4-H in Putnam Country (Aired on July 16 & 17, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Carmel Rotarian Marjorie Keith and recent Mahopac High School student Robert Solerno about the role of the 4-H Club of Putnam Country. Keith is the Executive Director of Putnam County’s branch of the Cornell Cooperative Extension,…
Rotary District 7210 in 2016-17 (Aired on July 9 & 10, 2016)
Jul 25 • 29 min
We explore the Rotary aim of “Doing Good, Having Fun.”
The Community at Brookmeade (Aired on June 25 & 26, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
The Community at Brookmeade, located on 75 country acres just outside the Village of Rhinebeck, is a senior-living retirement community serving the Hudson Valley and surrounding areas. It consists of three connected facilities: Arbor Ridge offers…
Rt. 212 Coalition Helps Fight Addiction ( June 18, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Shayna Micucci and Kasandra Quednau, founders of the Rt. 212 Coalition, which aids persons and families facing addiction problems. Micucci is a trained addiction specialist and Quednau has personal experience with addiction in the…
Walkway Over the Hudson Race Days (Aired on June 4 & 5, 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
RadioRotary interviews Kathy Smith, who is on the board of the Friends of the Walkway Over the Hudson about the some of the many activities that not only involve using the great bridge but also raise money for its upkeep and improvement. Walkway Over the…
Goshen’s Got Talent (Aired on May 28 & 29, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Goshen Rotarians Nan Gill-Wilson and David P. Wilson are professionals in several branches of show business. The have brought their own talents and performing knowledge to the aid of their Rotary Club in a number of ways. Goshen Rotary manages to have at…
Rotary Youth: Interact & Youth Exchange (May 21 & 22, 2016)
Jul 25 • 23 min
In a live show at Millbrook Rotary RadioRotary interviews George Ouimet, this year’s president of the Millbrook High Interact Club, and Luisa Pereira, this year’s incoming Youth Exchange (YEX) student to Millbrook Rotary. Ouimet describes recent projects…
Taste of Greater Newburgh (Aired on May 14 & 15, 2016)
Jul 25 • 23 min
RadioRotary is visited by Newburgh Rotarians Allie Sacks, Bob McCury, and Debbie Johnson on the occasion of the ninth annual “Taste of Greater Newburgh” festival of food, drink, music, automobiles, and art. Local restaurants and other food and drink…
Kingston Rotary Celebrates 100th Anniversary (May 7, 2016)
Jul 25 • 23 min
RadioRotary interviews Kingston Rotarians Donna Miller and Georgiana Pangborn about the 100th anniversary of their club, the oldest Rotary club in the Hudson Valley. Rotary was only eleven years old itself when the Kingston Club was chartered by the…
Apple Blossom Day in Red Hook (Aired on April 30 & May 1, 2016)
Jul 25 • 26 min
Once again RadioRotary travels to the Red Hook Rotary Club for a live broadcast from the Bread and Bottle Bakery and Wine Bar. Red Hook Rotary for the past fifteen years has been the sponsor of the great spring festival, Apple Blossom Day, which has taken…
The Road Back from Addiction (Aired on April 23 & 24, 2016)
Jul 25 • 27 min
Millbrook Rotary hosted a broadcast of RadioRotary with guests Steve Pressman, Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers, Inc. (MARC) and Laurie Quinn (Philmont Rotary Club), a director of the MARC Foundation. A main problem facing…
Faith House to Help Pregnant Girls (April 16 & 17, 2016)
Jul 25 • 23 min
Crystal Snow-Hebel is one of the co-founders of Faith House (Linda Arzu is the other), a proposed maternity home for 18- to 24-year old girls and their newborn children. This would be a refuge for girls who otherwise would be homeless, in abusive…
Men Who Cook (Aired on April 9 & 10, 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
RadioRotary interviews Patterson Rotarian Mike Ingber about his club’s exciting fundraiser, Men Who Cook. Ingber is not only one of the organizers for the 20th installment of the popular event, but also one of the cooks, specializing in smoked salmon or…
Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce (Aired on April 2 & 3, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Broadcasting from the Red Hook Rotary meeting, the RadioRotary cohosts interview Kimberly McGrath, Executive Editor of the Red Hook Area Chamber of Commerce. The Red Hook Area Chamber has more than 280 active members representing 170 businesses and is…
Polio Vaccinating in West Africa (March 26 & 27, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Rhinebeck Rotarian Bob Phillips, along with 23 other Rotarians from around the United States (and some from Canada and the United Kingdom) went to Côte d’Ivoire in West Africa in the summer of 2015—mission, prevent polio. As he told the RadioRotary…
Improving Lives with Plastic Surgery (March 19 & 20, 2016)
Jul 25 • 26 min
Pleasant Valley Rotarian, registered nurse, and RadioRotary producer Kathy Kruger is on the other side of the microphone as co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell interview her about the Rotaplast program to correct cleft lip or palate, burn…
Radon Danger in Your Home (Aired on March 12 & 13, 2016)
Jul 25 • 27 min
Michael Christophides, Chief Inspector and Laboratory Director of Granit Inspection Group, joins co-host Sarah O’Connell and guest co-host and physicist David Kruger to describe the hazards of the gas radon, which can accumulate in buildings or in well…
Dutchess Office of the Aging (Aired on March 5 & 6, 2016)
Jul 25 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviews Maggie Kwet, the Aging Information Services Specialist at the Dutchess County Office of the Aging, on the many services provided for seniors in the County, which deal with health, the law, transportation, home care, food, energy and…
Vocal Music at Bard College (February 27 & 28, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Kayo Iwama, Associate Director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard College, about music education at the college and the performances open to the public. Bard has an unusual undergraduate degree program in music because each…
Rotarians Doing Good in the World (February 20 & 21, 2016)
Jul 25 • 26 min
Rotary Foundation’s motto of “Doing Good in the World” is the subject of this show.
Center for Performing Arts: All-Americana in 2016 (Aired on February 13 & 14, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Rhinebeck Rotarian Lou Trapani, Artistic and Managing Director of The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, returns to RadioRotary to discuss some of the upcoming performances at the big red barn on Route 308. Also in the interview, Mr. Trapani…
Senator Serino on Lyme Disease (Aired on January 30, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews New York State Senator Sue Serino on efforts to reduce Lyme Disease in the Hudson Valley and to free physicians to treat chronic Lyme Disease with longer courses of intravenous antibiotics. Lyme Disease is one of several tick-borne…
Backpack Snack Attack (Aired on January 23 & 24, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Sue Puett, Executive Director of Warwick Reformed Church’s Backpack Snack Attack program, and Warwick Valley Rotarian Stan Martin about this effective approach to making sure that children who receive free lunches at school during…
Hope on a Mission HOAM (Aired on January 16 & 17, 2016)
Jul 25 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews recovering addict Cara Mia Bacchiochi about her street ministry called Hope on a Mission HOAM, a volunteer effort to help women who are homeless because of addiction to drugs or alcohol. Working in the city of Poughkeepsie,…
Anderson Center for Autism (Aired on January 9 & 10, 2016)
Jul 25 • 24 min
Eliza Bozenski is the development director for the Anderson Center for Autism, a nonprofit educational and therapeutic organization that includes day and residential programs for children and adults as well as diagnostics, training, and consultation for…
The Hunger Van Comes to Poughkeepsie (Dec. 26 & 27, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
RadioRotary interviews Zamir Hassan, founder of The Hunger Van, a volunteer effort to bring food to the hungry homeless. In 2000, Hassan chaperoned a school trip to a local food pantry and was astonished by how many were going hungry in his prosperous New…
New Year’s Eve Millbrook (Aired on December 19 & 20, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Millbrook Rotarian Joyce Heaton describes this year’s New Year’s Eve Millbrook a community event that is family friendly and alcohol free. Twelve years earlier, the Rotary Club of Millbrook was seeking a way to help bring the village and environs together…
UN Rotary Day 2015—Part One (Aired on December 12 & 13, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
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…
Vocational Education for Senior Citizens (Dec. 5 & 6, 2015)
Jul 25 • 24 min
The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a Federal program that operates on a country level, providing vocational training for low-income persons age 55 or older. In Dutchess County the SCSEP office is part of PathStone, located in…
Rotary Foundation - Doing Good in the World (Nov. 28, 2015)
Jul 25 • 23 min
Pleasant Valley Rotarian, and 2015 winner of the Jeffrey Keahon Foundation Award, David Kruger describes the work of The Rotary Foundation, the part of Rotary that not only does good in the world away from our communities, but also helps fund many local…
Salvation Army Helps Homeless & More (November 21, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Salvation Army Captains Sam and Jenny Alarcon visit RadioRotary to describe some of the many ways that The Salvation Army works to solve problems in Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley. The Salvation Army, founded in London by William Booth in 1865, is a…
Tips to Avoid Deadly Melanoma (Aired on November 14, 2015)
Jul 25 • 23 min
Cancer survivor Holly VanDerbeck tells about her experiences with Stage 3 melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Originally detected as a change in a mole, her cancer showed up later in lymph nodes, but was arrested by a combination of surgery and…
Medical Mission to Tibet (Aired on November 7 & 8, 2015)
Jul 25 • 24 min
Red Hook Rotarian Gale Wolfe is interviewed about her participation in a medical mission to Tibet for this “live from the meeting” RadioRotary interview, recorded during a regular meeting of the Red Hook Rotary Club. Gale accompanied her husband, Dr. Dean…
Rotary Fights to Eradicate Polio (Aired on October 31, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
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.…
Youth and Immigrant Programs (October 24, 2015)
Jul 25 • 27 min
Abby Nathanson, Director and Co-Founder of EPIC; Carleton Harris, consultant from the Youth Arts Group; and Evelyn Garzetta, Director of Latino Outreach at Millbrook, NY, Grade Episcopal Church describe new and old programs inspired by Rural and Migrant…
Light the Night walks (Aired on October 17 & 18, 2015)
Jul 25 • 26 min
Leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma care cancers of the blood cells. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society funds research that has greatly reduced the death rate from these cancers, and the Society also provides education and support for patients as well as…
Dutchess Outreach: Fighting Hunger and Cold (Aired on October 10 & 11, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
The name “Dutchess Outreach” does not tell much about the organization’s mission, which is to meet the basic needs of low-income people when no other resources are readily available. To this end Dutchess Outreach runs the major food pantry in Dutchess…
Schools to End Poverty (Aired on October 3 & 4, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
Vietnam vets and Spring Valley Rotarians Howard Goldin and Ed Frank return to RadioRotary with news of the latest developments for Schools to End Poverty (S.T.E.P), the organization they founded after their 2005 visit to Vietnam, where they lunched with…
Dutchess County SPCA (Aired on September 26 & 27, 2015)
Jul 25 • 26 min
Christina Novak, Communications and Development Coordinator of the Dutchess Country SPCA, visits the RadioRotary studio to describe the work of her organization, which is much more diverse than most persons realize. While the letters SPCA stand for…
Working for Peace and Health (Aired on September 19, 2015)
Jul 25 • 27 min
Rhinebeck Rotarian David Ives is the Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, but that is just the tip of the iceberg for Ives’ many activities promoting worldwide peace and health. When he was 16, Ives took a trip to Latin America, where he…
Drug Crisis in Our Backyard (Aired on September 12 & 13, 2015)
Jul 25 • 25 min
In recent years, the proliferation of prescription opiate painkillers, such as Percocet, Oxycontin, Vicodin, and others, has spurred an increase in opiate addiction. When addicts can no longer obtain their pills, they often turn to heroin, a cheaper…
Reading and Writing Help (Aired on September 5 & 6, 2015)
Jul 25 • 27 min
RadioRotary interviews Marisol Rodriguez, Executive Director of Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley, a nonprofit using local volunteers to help people to read, write, and reach their potential. One in five Americans are functionally illiterate,…
Rhinebeck Interact’s Nicaragua Project (August 29, 2015)
Jul 25 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviews Rhinebeck Interact’s Grace Steele and Morgan Rakow, two of the 23 participants in the 2015 edition of that Interact Club’s “Nicaragua Project.” Interact is the high-school service organization sponsored by Rotary. Each year members…
Our Rotary District’s Peace Ambassador (Aired on August 22 & 23, 2015)
Jul 25 • 26 min
Newburgh Rotarian Doug Sturomski is the unofficial Peace Ambassador for Rotary District 7210, which encompasses the eight counties in the Mid-Hudson Region. One of his several projects related to peace is building and placing Peace Poles in parks, high…
Highland Rotary’s Annual Ribfest (Aired on August 8 & 9, 2015)
Jul 25 • 27 min
Highland Rotary Club’s Charter Member Steve Laubach and Don Verity, the Highland Rotarian who manages PAMAL Radio, the network for RadioRotary, describe the 11th annual Hudson Valley Ribfest, one of the major summer events in the Hudson Valley and primary…
Youth Exchange - Red Hook to Italy (Aired on August 1, 2015)
Jul 25 • 26 min
When Red Hook High School Student Abby Romm was 15, she decided that she wanted to spend a year abroad. She had learned of the Rotary Youth Exchange program and applied, listing Spain as her first choice, since she had already studied Spanish; but she was…
Ridding Intoxicated Drivers from our Roads (Aired on July 25 & 26, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
Although deaths from drunk driving have been reduced nationally in recent years, there are still 1,200 to 1,500 persons killed or injured by drunk drivers in the Hudson Valley each year. In 1981 Wappingers Falls Rotarian Nick Johnson and his wife…
Stop Dieting and Start Living (Aired on July 16 & 17, 2015)
Jul 24 • 28 min
Radio Rotary Interviews Certified Holistic Health Coach and Millbrook Rotarian Ellie Savoy, author of Stop Dieting Start Living: 5 Foundations for Your Health, to Permanently Lose Weight Without Dieting, Starvation or Suffering in Silence. Ms. Savoy…
The 4-H Fair in Putnam County (Aired on July 11 & 12, 2015)
Jul 24 • 26 min
Just-graduated high-school student Mannion O’Conner and Carmel Rotarian Marjorie Nichols Keith, Executive Director of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County (CCE-Putnam), tell about the activities of 4-H in the county, with a special focus on…
Solving Marital Problems with Mediation (July 4 & 5, 2015)
Jul 24 • 27 min
Mediation is a process in which parties with differences meet with a neutral professional to resolve differences. In this program, Attorney Betsy Shequine explains why mediation is a cheaper, faster, and more successful way to end a marriage than…
Saving Children in Nepal (Aired on June 27 & 28, 2015)
Jul 24 • 27 min
Even before devastating earthquakes hit Nepal and surrounding territory in April and May of 2015, the plight of numerous children in that Himalayan nation was desperate. Many young children were being sold by their parents to work in Indian factories;…
Vassar-Haiti Project (Aired on June 20 & 21, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
The ongoing Vassar project for improving education, health, women’s economy, water purity, and forests in Chermaitre, Haiti, is described by the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Vassar-Haiti Project, Lila Meade, and Vassar student Sarah Oliver.…
Prevent Type 2 Diabetes (Aired on June 13 & 14, 2015)
Jul 24 • 26 min
Licensed Nutritionist Rufia Payman from Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck describes the ravages of type 2 diabetes and steps to take to prevent the disease. Her primary approach is to put her patients on the Mediterranean diet (mainly fruits and…
Center for Performing Arts 2015 Season (June 6 & 7, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
Rhinebeck Rotarian Lou Trapani, Artistic and Managing Director of The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, returns to RadioRotary to discuss some of the upcoming performances at this hub for theater and related events, including the summer arts…
Rotary for Young, Old, and In-Between (Aired on May 30 & 31, 2015)
Jul 24 • 24 min
RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser and producer Kathy Kruger interview the man who conceived and launched RadioRotary: Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotarian Roger Risko. Mr. Risko, who is about to retire after many years of teaching at Dutchess County’s…
Art Therapy for Abandoned Boys (May 23 & 24, 2015)
Jul 24 • 26 min
Gloria De Pietro is the author of Abandoned: The Story of Boys Forgotten, the tales of four boys who received art therapy from her while they lived in a residential treatment center. Ms. Di Pietro first encountered art when she suffered a near fatal…
7th Annual Millbrook Literary Festival (May 16 & 17, 2015)
Jul 24 • 27 min
Authors Bryan Bunch (Millbrook Rotary), and Tim Tocher discuss the seventh annual Millbrook Literary Festival with co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sara O’Connell. The Festival features several talks by journalists and authors as well as panel discussions…
Health Information Privacy and Portability (May 9, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
Rich Silva, Founder and President of Pain Point IT Solutions Inc., describes some of the complications concerning health information privacy and accountability rules. Before 1996, most hospital and other medical records were kept on paper and were easily…
Red Hook’s Apple Blossom Festival (Aired on May 2 & 3, 2015)
Jul 24 • 27 min
Co-Hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell travel to the regular meeting of the Red Hook Rotary as it plans for the annual Red Hook Apple Blossom Festival, a village-wide celebration of the coming of summer that features food booths, sales in local…
Rural and Migrant Ministry (Aired on April 25 & 26, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
The Rural and Migrant Ministry, a group that started with one person in a van about 50 years ago, is now a major force for empowerment for migrant farm workers in much of upstate New York. In this interview, Ruth Faircloth, the Director of the Overnight…
Relay for Life (Aired on April 18 & 19, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
RadioRotary is visited by Gabriella Scull, the community manager for Relay for Life, an affiliate of the American Cancer Society. Each year there are 5,200 Relay-for-Life events in the United State, including many in the Hudson Valley as well as events in…
Abilities First: Education and Training (April 11, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
Melissa McCoy, Chief Advancement Officer for Abilities First describes this seven-county program that serves developmentally disabled children and adults in the Hudson Valley. Staring with pre-school, Abilities First supplies educational programs that…
Libraries in the 21st Century (Aired on April 4, 2015)
Jul 24 • 26 min
Pleasant Valley Library Director Daniela Pulice and Barbara Shapley, president of the Friends of the Pleasant Valley Library, discuss their local library, the Mid-Hudson Library System, of which it is a part, and the status of community libraries today.…
Walkway over the Hudson (Aired on March 28 & March 29, 2015)
Jul 24 • 25 min
Susanne O’Neill, Program and Events Manager for Walkway over the Hudson, talks about the history and coming events at the longest, highest pedestrian bridge in the world, Poughkeepsie and Highland’s Walkway over the Hudson. This former railway connection…
Rotary in the Hudson Valley (Aired on March 21 & 22, 2015)
Jul 24 • 26 min
RadioRotary hosts a discussion of Rotary in the Hudson Valley featuring District Governor (DG) 2014-15 Penny Byron (Patterson Rotary), Past District Governor (PDG) 2009-10 David Green (New Windsor-Cornwall Rotary), and District Governor Elect (DGE)…
Immunization Facts and Other Health Topics (March 14, 2015)
Jul 24 • 24 min
Dr. Teresa Foster, a family practitioner and osteopath with offices in Woodstock and Boiceville visits the RadioRotary studio to help clarify issues in health and wellness. A family practitioner sees patients of all ages and types—and Dr. Foster even…
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (Aired On March 7 & 8, 2015)
Jul 24 • 24 min
The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, near the edge of the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, is one of the great destinations for parents and children in the Hudson Valley. Lara Litchfield-Kimber, Executive Director of the museum, and Sara Capozzoli, Director of…
Kingston’s Center for Immigrant Culture (February 28, 2015)
Jul 24 • 28 min
Rotarians Barbara Blas and Barbara Cohen of the Kingston Sunrise Rotary Club visit RadioRotary to tell about the developing Reher Center for Immigration and Culture in the Roundout section of Kingston, NY. The project began when the Jewish Federation of…
Grace Smith Domestic-Violence Assistance (Feb. 21, 2015)
Jul 24 • 26 min
Co-host Jonah Triebwasser and producer Kathy Kruger interview Michele Polluck-Rich, Executive Director at Grace Smith House, the principal organization in Dutchess County for aid to victims of domestic abuse. Victims of either sex can be helped; the…
Community Outreach in Newburgh (Aired on February 14, 2015)
Jul 24 • 27 min
RadioRotary Co-host Jonah Triebwasser interviewed Marietta Allen about her current Outreach program at St. Mary’s Parish in Newburgh. Newburgh suffers from high poverty and crime rates. Each of the four Roman Catholic churches has a program to help…
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue (Aired on February 7 & 8, 2015)
Jul 24 • 26 min
Deanna Mancuso tells the story of how her grandfather’s gift to her of an abused horse when she was 12, gradually led her create the Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue farm, which now hosts 43 formerly abused, neglected, or abandoned horses. Today these horses…
Farm Fresh Food (Aired on January 24 & 25, 2015)
Jul 21 • 27 min
RadioRotary interviews Tessa Edick, author of Hudson Valley Food and Farming: Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell Me That?, an introduction to the Local foods in the RadioRotary listening area, filled with photographs of local farms. Ms. Edick started the FarmOn!…
Getting a Life with Asperger’s (Aired on January 17 & 18, 2015)
Jul 21 • 26 min
The RadioRotary co-hosts interview author and motivational speaker Jesse Saperstein about his new book: Getting a Life with Asperger’s: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy road to Adulthood, a guide to leaving “the road to loserville” written by someone who has…
buildOn (Aired on January 10 & 11, 2015)
Jul 21 • 26 min
Brewster Rotarian and 2015-16 Rotary District Literacy Chair Jenny Hinsman learned about buildOn from the best-selling book Walk in Their Shoes: Can One Person Change the World? (Jim Ziolkowski with James S. Hirsh) and has started her club working with…
Mini-Library & Madagascar Library (Aired on January 3 & 4, 2015)
Jul 21 • 25 min
Co-host Jonah Triebwasser and producer Kathy Kruger interview Mike Green and Matt Cruz about Hyde Park Rotary’s Little Free Library in the Stop & Shop Plaza in the Hyde Park Mall, the Rotary Club operates in conjunction with the Hyde Park Free Library.…
Stringendo: Music in Hudson Valley (Aired on Dec. 27, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
Jonah Triebwasser and RadioRotary Producer Kathy Kruger interview Gabriella Fryer, Executive Director of Stringendo, a nonprofit music education and performance program for youth in the Hudson Valley. Stringendo allows elementary and high-school students…
Exciting Travel Options (Aired on December 20 & 21, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviews Southern Ulster Rotarian B.N. Mikkelsen about available trips by rail or sea to exotic places around the world. Mikkwelsen, a native of Denmark, operated a travel agency for more than a decade before turning to his present…
Coping with Bipolar Disorder (Aired on December 13, 2014)
Jul 21 • 27 min
Michael Weitzman in this RadioRotary interview reveals that he has long suffered from a common form of mental illness—bipolar disorder (once known as manic-depressive state), although he was not diagnosed with the disease until age 40. Today he emphasizes…
The Hudson Valley Hospice (Aired on December 6 & 7, 2014)
Jul 21 • 27 min
RadioRotary interviews Richard Tracino, President and Chief Executive for Hudson Valley Hospice (HVH) and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, and Kim Warner, Director of Psychosocial Services for HVH. Hospice serves people of all ages who have terminal…
Help for Persons Facing Cancer (Aired on November 29 & 30, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
Casey MacDonald, who survived her own bout with cancer nearly 20 years ago only to confront cancers that attacked her husband, father, and best friend, has devoted her life to helping others navigate their way through the medical, financial, and lifestyle…
Project Amigo (Aired on November 22 & 23, 2014)
Jul 21 • 25 min
RadioRotary co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell interview Rotarians Pat Green and Gail Dejmal of the Monroe-Woodbury club about their participation in Project Amigo and about the humanitarian activities of their Rotary club. Project Amigo…
RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 7 (Aired on November 15 & 16, 2014)
Jul 21 • 23 min
RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser, in Sydney, interviews Rotarians from the United States who are also visiting the Convention and others who work with Rotary. Kurt Johnsen from the New Windsor-Cornwall Rotary in Orange County, New York, describes the…
The Community Action Partnership (Aired on November 1 & 2, 2014)
Jul 21 • 25 min
Elizabeth Spira, the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County describes how this legacy program of the War on Poverty has for 50 years provided financial, energy, pharmaceutical, and food assistance to those in need.…
Three-Dimensional Printing (Aired on October 25 & 26, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
RadioRotary interviews Dr. Dan Freedman, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering at SUNY-New Paltz, who leads both the Digital Design and Fabrication curriculum at the school and the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center, specialists in the…
A School for Haiti (Aired on October 18 & 19, 2014)
Jul 21 • 25 min
n January of 2011 retired Saugerties (NY) English teacher Nancy Lanni visited Haiti, with a construction team helping repair the damage. While there, she was invited to teach as a substitute, where she observed first-hand the emotional as well as physical…
The Catskill Mountain Railroad (Aired on October 11, 2014)
Jul 21 • 25 min
Volunteer Neil Isabelle discusses the Catskill Mountain Railroad, two different scenic trips on vintage rail cars through the picturesque Esopus Creek valley in Ulster Country, NY, and through the historic city of Kingston, NY. Special rides in the fall…
Bells and Poles for Peace (Aired on October 4 & 5, 2014)
Jul 21 • 25 min
Newburgh Rotarian Doug Martin Sturomski, the recently appointed Peace Chair of Rotary District 7210, is interviewed about his efforts to help reach the peace goal of Rotary International and the Rotary Foundation through Peace Bells and Peace Poles. His…
The New FDR Library (Aired on September 27 & 28, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
Jeffrey Urbin, Education Specialist at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, tells the RadioRotary audience about the history and recent renovations of the Library, which was the first presidential library in the United States, having…
4-H – It’s More Than Raising Animals (Sept. 20 & 21, 2014)
Jul 21 • 24 min
RadioRotary host Jonah Triebwasser interviews Maureen Roche, Program Director for 4-H Youth Development at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County. The 4-H organization officially set up by the US Department of Agriculture in 1914, although built…
Rhinebeck Rotary: Doing Good in the World (Sept. 13, 2014)
Jul 21 • 27 min
RadioRotary interviews four members of Rhinebeck Rotary at the historic Beekman Arms during the Club’s regular Monday lunch: David Albahary, Nat Charny, Club President Phil Meltzer, and Barbara Markell. One of the main projects sponsored by the Club is…
Center for Performing Arts (Aired on September 6, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
Once again Rotarian Lou Trapani (Rhinebeck), Artistic and Managing Director of The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, returns to RadioRotary to discuss some of the upcoming performances at this hub for theater and related events, including the…
RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 6 (August 30, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
This series of interviews from the RI Convention in Sydney begins with the young—two Youth Exchange students who are having the adventure of their lives as they spend a year in Australia, away from homes in Finland and Denmark. Then we learn about the…
Distracted Driving (Aired on August 23 & 24, 2014)
Jul 21 • 28 min
Every day it seems we are learning more and more about the dangers of distracted driving. Michael Weitzman in this RadioRotary interview tell about his efforts to make people more aware of the problem and its remedy, which he abbreviates as EMH for…
RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 5 (Aired on August 16 & 17, 2014)
Jul 21 • 24 min
Here are five more fascinating interviews recorded by Jonah Triebwasser at the 2014 Rotary International Convention. Dr. Peter Linz, Chief International Medical Officer at Mercy Ships, tells about how their large hospital ship—6 operating rooms, 25…
Hudson Valley Ribfest (Aired on August 9 & 10, 2014)
Jul 21 • 25 min
This week’s show was broadcast from the regular meeting of the Highland Rotary Club, sponsors of the Tenth Annual Hudson Valley Ribfest, a three-day event at the Ulster Country Fairgrounds in New Paltz, NY, featuring barbecue (and many other foods) as…
RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 4 (Aired on August 2 & 3, 2014)
Jul 21 • 26 min
Jonah Triebwasser interviews five people who are working to do good in the world in different ways. Jenny Da Rin, Assistant Director General for the Education and Health Branch of AusAID, an Australian government program with many of the same goals as the…
RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 3 (Aired on July 19 & 20, 2014)
Jul 20 • 26 min
Jonah Triebwasser interviews seven Rotarians from Australia, England, the United States, and Papua New Guinea about international projects that include Our Rainbow House, which educated orphans and other vulnerable children in Zambia; the Guilford Eye…
Saving Children with Surgery (Aired on July 12 & 13, 2014)
Jul 20 • 27 min
The guest on this week’s show was Pleasant Valley Rotary President and RN Kathy Kruger, who describes Rotaplast (Rotary + Plastic Surgery), a program that heals children with cleft palate or cleft lip around the world. Cleft palate is literally a hole in…
RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 2 (Aired on July 5 & 6, 2014)
Jul 20 • 23 min
Past Rotary International President Bill Boyd tells Radio Rotary Co-Host Jonah Triebwasser about WASRAG, the Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group. Securing an adequate supply of drinkable water is one of six Rotary areas of focus that affects all the…
Solar Power Solutions (Aired on June 28 & 29, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
The RadioRotary co-hosts interview Hudson Solar Project Manager Christina Bagen about home solar-power installations. Solar panels used today capture energy from the sun and convert it to direct-current electricity; a device called an inverter then…
RI Convention in Sydney, Australia, Part 1 (June 21, 2014)
Jul 19 • 22 min
Co-Host, Jonah Triebwasser traveled to Sydney, Australia, for the Rotary International Annual Convention, where he taped many interesting interviews. For a starter, here are five of the subjects: Rotarian D. Bob Scott, chair of Rotary’s, describes how…
Animal Rescue from DCSPCA (Aired on June 14 & 15, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
Jackie Rose, executive director of Dutchess County SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) describes the facilities and activities of this nonprofit corporation. Located in Hyde Park, the DCSPCA provides humane law enforcement for the…
Coalition on Elder Abuse (Aired on June 7 & June 8, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
RadioRotary co-host Sarah O’Connell interviews Attorney Kyle Steller of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and Kathy Sheehan, a social worker from the Mediation Center of Dutchess County about the Coalition on Elder Abuse in Dutchess County. The…
Millbrook Literary Festival (Aired on May 31 & June 1, 2014)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Authors Bryan Bunch (Millbrook Rotary), Jim Holmgren, and Evan Pritchard discuss the sixth Millbrook Literary Festival with host Jonah Triebwasser. Holmgren, a novelist whose future fiction novel describes the world in 2076, will host a panel of mystery…
The Hidden Problem of Veterans (May 24 & 25, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
Dr. Frank Bourke, executive director of the PTSD Research and Recognition Project, explains the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a curable mental illness that is best known for affecting veterans of brutal wars, but also…
Center for the Performing Arts (Aired on May 17 & 18, 2014)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Rotarian Lou Trapani (Rhinebeck), Artistic and Managing Director of The Center for the Performing Arts, located a short distance east of Rhinebeck, NY, is interviewed by co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell, both former performers themselves.…
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley (May 10 & 11, 2014)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Author and columnist Anthony Musso returns to the RadioRotary microphones to discuss volume 2 of his Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley, a treasury of 55 sites in the 8-country mid-Hudson region. Here are a few of the sites covered: The Beekman Arms,…
Patriot’s Project Aids Vets (Aired on May 3 & 4, 2014)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Rotarian Colleen Mountford (Kingston Sunrise Club) describes the Patriot’s Project that will house homeless veterans in a renovated mansion in Kingston starting in July. Both the Kingston Sunrise and Kingston Noontime clubs as well as contributions from…
Rotary District 7210 in 2014-15 (April 26 & 27, 2014)
Jul 19 • 26 min
RadioRotary co-hosts interview incoming District Governor Penny Byron (Rotary Year 2014-15), who describes her work with District 7210, which includes 62 clubs at various locations in the eight Mid-Hudson counties that make up the District—Columbia,…
The Joy of Recycling (Aired on April 19 & 20, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
Terry Laibach, an environmental specialist concerned largely with solid waste who works with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, discusses the economics and environmental impact of the 3Rs—Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. While the United…
Child Therapy and Rosie’s Law (Aired on April 13 & 14, 2014)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Dr. David A Crenshaw, a child psychologist who is Clinical Director of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie, explains why children often need aid in getting though such emotional difficulties as psychosomatic symptoms, depression, difficulty controlling…
The Mediation Center of Dutchess County (April 5, 2014)
Jul 19 • 26 min
The RadioRotary co-hosts interview Jody Miller, Executive Director of the Mediation Center of Dutchess Country, and Registered Nurse Carolynn Frankell, who, along with Lindsey Goldstein, chairs the third annual Anti-Bullying Walkathon. Since 1981 New York…
Libraries in the 21st Century (Mar. 30, 2014)
Jul 19 • 24 min
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…
Arts Mid-Hudson (Aired on AM on Mar. 21 & on FM on Mar. 23)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Linda Marston-Reid, Executive Director of Art Mid-Hudson (formerly The Dutchess Country Arts Council), and Paul Tesoro, Chairperson of the Board, discuss the many ways that Arts Mid-Hudson re-grants New York State funds and local donations to local…
Helping Moms Who Have Cancer (Mar. 14, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
A couple of years ago Krista Jones from Hopewell Junction, NY, experienced the death of a good friend from cancer and the realization that four other mothers she knew also had cancer. Krista had been helping her friend, who had three children, by leaving…
Legal Help for Civil Cases (Aired on AM on Mar. 7, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley provides free legal help to the needy who require assistance in civil cases—mortgage problems, divorces, educational issues, domestic violence, and similar difficulties. In this interview Pro Bono Director Lillian Krusz…
Education for Citizenship (Feb. 14, 2014)
Jul 19 • 23 min
In this on-site interview from the Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association, Bar Past -President A. Thomas Levin and Chair of the Law, Youth and Citizenship committee Rich Bader discuss some of the statewide programs that the Bar Association…
Healthy Aging (Aired on AM on Feb. 7 & on FM on Feb. 9, 2014)
Jul 19 • 28 min
In this show, co-host Sarah O’Connell interviews the co-leaders of the Center for Healthy Aging at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck—social worker Allison Gould and geriatrician Dr. Jodi Friedman. The purpose of the Center is to help people 65 and…
Food of Life (Aired on AM on Jan. 31, 2014)
Jul 19 • 25 min
In March 2009 Reverend Betsy Fisher of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Amenia learned of a big need for food for the working poor in Amenia that was not being met by the nearest local Food Bank, so she started Food of Life. This program details how that…
Abilities First (Jan. 24, 2014) & on FM on Jan. 26)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Jeffery Fox, executive director of Abilities First, and Serene Morrero, director of development, describe this Dutchess-County-based program that serves all developmentally disabled children and adults. The organization has thirty different facilities in…
Alive at 25 (Aired on AM on Jan. 17, 2014)
Jul 19 • 27 min
Elian Trumpetto, Executive Director of the Council on Addiction Prevention of Dutchess County, and Mike Hill director of the Drinking Driver Program at Dutchess Community College, discuss the program “Alive at 25,” which is sponsored by the National…
Moving Generations (Jan. 10, 2014)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Preventing relocation stress syndrome is a main goal of Moving Generations, a downsizing and moving supervision service for the elderly provided by Red Hook Rotarian Susan Goodman Goldstein, a social worker who grew up in a family moving business, and…
The Center of Compassion (Jan. 3, 2014)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Center of Compassion volunteers Julie Gregory, Executive Coordinator, and Karen Finnerty, Community Outreach Coordinator, discuss this complex of humanitarian activities that has been located in Dover Plains for the past eleven years. Founded by Sister…
Rotary UN Day- Part 2 (Dec. 27, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
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…
Current Insurance Issues (Dec. 20, 2013)
Jul 19 • 26 min
In a program recorded live at the regular Red Hook Rotary meeting, insurance agents and Rotarians Carl and Bill Dowden discuss the Affordable Care Act (or ACA, sometimes called “Obamacare”), Cyber-Liability Insurance, and Long-Term Care Insurance. They…
Rotary UN Day 2013 (Aired on AM on Dec. 13,2013)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Rotary Day at the United Nations celebrates the important role Rotary had in founding the UN and the continuing relationship. Each year on Rotary UN Day, RadioRotary hosts attend and record interviews with attendees. This year the interviews included…
Dutchess Country BOCES (Dec. 6, 2013)
Jul 19 • 28 min
Norah Merritt (Executive Director of Educational Programs), Barbara Cesario (Coordinator of Related Services), and Leah Pollack (Administrator of the PEACCE program) about the scope of BOCES and its special services. BOCES supplies “solutions, services,…
Rotary Convention Part VII: Lisbon 2013 (Nov. 29, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
This is the last edition in a series of seven inspiring broadcasts taped at Rotary International’s 2013 Lisbon Convention, where in June thousands of Rotarians from around the world convened to discuss their humanitarian work. In each of the seven…
Outdoorsmen Helping Others (Aired on AM on Nov. 22 & on FM on Nov. 24)
Jul 19 • 26 min
While hunting, Ronald Jeffrey Callahan fell from a tree-stand and became a quadriplegic with paralysis from the neck down. Widely known in the Hudson Valley as an avid outdoorsman before and after his injury, today Mr. Callahan is an advocate for personal…
Rotary Convention Part VI Lisbon 2013 (Nov. 15, 2013)
Jul 19 • 25 min
Additional brief updates about the work of many humanitarian organizations with Rotary connections around the world, including Crutches 4 Africa, Hydrotherapy, Project Peanut Butter addressing malnutrition, and more. This program also includes an…
Making Your Health a Priority Nov. 8, 2013)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Millbrook Rotarian Ellie Savoy, who has studied nutrition for decades, discusses the importance of eating healthy today as a way to avoid ill health tomorrow. Using many powerful comparisons, such as making eating healthy “an investment” in the future,…
Green Chimneys (Aired on AM on Nov. 1 & on FM on Nov. 3)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Founded in 1947 by the Ross family when Dr. Barney Ross bought a farm called Green Chimneys, the Green Chimneys School today has become widely recognized as a superior residential and day center providing high-level treatment for children ages 5–18 with…
Rotary convention Part V Lisbon 2013 (Oct. 25, 2013)
Jul 19 • 24 min
More brief updates about the work of many humanitarian organizations around the world and their efforts addressing population and development, child slavery, literacy, Alliance of Smiles (medical missions that save lives through cleft lip and palate…
Abraham’s Table (Oct. 18, 2013)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Under the leadership of Vonnie Hubbard, President of Abraham’s Table, an “army” of volunteers provided 23,000 nutritious lunches and 8,000 breakfasts for the children of Newburgh, NY, during the summer of 2013 after school closedt This totals about 1,000…
Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans (Oct. 11, 2013)
Jul 19 • 26 min
John Moon, NEADS’ Director of Programs and Communications , describes the organization’s efforts to improve the lives of the hearing impaired and the disabled with service dogs. Started in 1974, NEADS provides specialized training depending on a…
Rotary Convention Part IV Lisbon 2013 (Oct. 4, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
More brief updates about the work of many humanitarian organizations around the world, including their efforts related to International Youth Exchange for developing global friendships, Incubators for Africa, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ShelterBox, the…
Camp Sundown for XP Families (Aired on AM on Sept. 27 & on FM on Sept. 29, 2013)
Jul 19 • 26 min
The nonprofit XP Society provides families with support and information needed to help their children suffering from Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP) or other life-threatening sun-sensitivity disorders. XP easily causes skin and eye cancers so families must be…
Rotary Convention Part III Lisbon 2013 (on Sept. 20, 2013)
Jul 19 • 26 min
More brief updates about the work of many humanitarian organizations around the world and their efforts related to defeating Malaria, providing clean water, sharing value of Youth Exchange, encouraging support for blood banks, describing how Solar Ovens…
Our 2013 Award-winning “Puppies behind Bars” (Aired on AM on Sept. 13 & on FM on Sept. 15, 2013)
Jul 19 • 27 min
The New York State Broadcasters Association presented its 2013 Award of Excellence in Broadcasting in the category of Public Affairs Program/Series to RadioRotary for “Puppies behind Bars.” RadioRotary also won in this category in 2012. Carl Rotans,…
Planting the Seeds of Service (Sept. 6, 2013)
Jul 19 • 25 min
Rhinebeck Interact, a Rotary-sponsored high-school service organization, provides hands-on support in Nicaragua, building classrooms in that Central American nation during Rhinebeck school breaks. Two New York Rhinebeck High School students in Interact,…
Rotary COnvention II: Lisbon 2013 (Aug. 30, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
More brief updates about the work of humanitarian organizations around the world: Prevention of Child Abuse, Stop Hunger Now, Interact (Rotary supported high school service organization), Maternal Mortality, Rotary Leadership Institute, and Rotary Family…
Reaching Potential Despite Hearing Loss (Aug. 23, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
Latest episode of RadioRotary
World Famous Dutchess County Fair (August 16, 2013)
Jul 19 • 26 min
Andy Imperati, General Manager of the Dutchess County Fair, and Red Hook Rotary President and Fair Volunteer Niki Weaver talk about the fun events, new ones and those back-by-popular demand, at this year’s 168th Dutchess County Fair. Besides sharing…
The Famous Hudson Valley RibFest (Aired on AM on August 9 & on FM on August 11, 2013)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Two members of the Highland Rotary Club describe the enormous success of their club’s now-famous Hudson Valley RibFest. Steve Laubach, District 7210 Secretary, and Don Verity, Station Manager for radio stations in the Hudson Valley, discuss the exhibits,…
Organic Farming (August 2, 2013)
Jul 19 • 25 min
In this highly informative interview, Karen Preuss, Marketing Director of Hawthorne Valley Farm in central Columbia County, NY, describes the Farm’s commitment to organic farming practices based on the Rudolf Steiner philosophy about effective agriculture…
Humanitarians Around the World: Lisbon 2013 (July 26, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
Fascinating set of short interviews recorded at the 2013 Rotary International Convention in Lisbon, Portugal. Humanitarians from around the world discuss topics that address global issues: medical concerns including Alzheimer’s disease, polio eradication,…
21st Century Rotary and the eClub concept (July 19, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
Rotary eClub 7210’s Past President Ana Johnsen and current President Richard Wilson discuss the need for eClubs, a nontraditional approach to encourage membership in service organizations such as Rotary that may be losing members due to rigid attendance…
Living a Happier Life (July 12, 2013)
Jul 19 • 22 min
Marion Licchiello, author of Anyone Can! Live a Happier Life, describes one of the major elements needed to live a happier life: changing thoughts from the negative to the positive. Ms. Licchiello once spent nine months in bed as a result of a severe case…
Pawling Resource Center (July 5, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
awling Rotary President, Patty Moore, who is the Executive Director of the Pauling Resource Center, discusses the various forms of support that the Center provides for the community: transportation to medical appointments, a food pantry, an extensive…
The Appalachian Trail and Trail Museum (June 28, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
New City Rotarian and Appalachian Trail expert Larry Luxenberg has enjoyed educating people about the joys of outdoor adventure for over 30 years. Author of Walking the Appalachian Trail, called the “classic of the genre,” and featured in the May 2013…
ShelterBox: Rotary’s Disaster Relief Program (Aired on AM on June 21 & on FM on June 23, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
A ShelterBox Ambassador was interviewed “live” at a meeting of the Red Hook Rotary at the Bread and Bottle Restaurant in Red Hook. ShelterBox is a program that provides disaster relief in the form of a specially designed tent that can hold an entire…
Family Services in the Hudson Valley (June 14, 2013)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Brian Doyle, CEO for Family Services in Poughkeepsie, describes the enormous scope of his organization such as Youth Services, Comprehensive Crime Victim services (and Forensics), Domestic Violence Service, and Substance Abuse Prevention and Family…
Youth Exchange: Building Global Friendships (June 7, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
Loads of fun at this on-site interview with two sets of high school Rotary Youth Exchange students: Inbound students from all over the world who have spent a year in the Hudson Valley and Outbound Hudson Valley students who will be leaving to spend a year…
Honor Flight: Honoring World War II Veterans (May 31 2013)
Jul 19 • 24 min
Walden Rotarian Brian Maher is Chairman of Hudson Valley Honor Flight, an organization that brings World War II veterans from Montgomery, New York, to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. At Montgomery, the veterans are escorted by 100 Rolling…
Emergency Medical Services (aired on AM on May 24, 2013)
Jul 19 • 24 min
David Violante, Assistant Director of Emergency Medical Services in the Arlington Fire Department and Director of Disaster Preparedness and Training for NYC Medics, describes his experiences during 20 years of training medics here and abroad. Training…
The Vassar Haiti Project (Aired on AM May 17, 2013)
Jul 19 • 23 min
Cindy Fung, a member of the Vassar Rotaract club and co-founders of the Vassar Haiti Project, Lila and Andrew Meade, discuss how promoting Haiti’s varied and unique art forms has improved Haitian lives (Rotaract is a college service club sponsored by…
IMRF: Turning Leftovers into Lifesavers (May 10, 2013)
Jul 19 • 24 min
wo past Rotary 7210 District Governors, Tam Mustapha (1999-2000), IMRF President, and Knut Johnsen (2003-2004), discuss their involvement in the International Relief Medical Foundation (IMRF), founded by Dr. Hrusi Parida from Rotary District 7210’s…
Red Hook Rotary’s Local Projects (May 3, 2013)
Jul 19 • 25 min
A good example of how a Rotary club works on the local level can be found in this Club Close-up interview featuring the Red Hook Rotary Club, which emphasizes two of its many local projects. Niki Weaver, Past President, describes her Therapy Dogs project,…
DGE Kessler Shares Plans for 2013-14 (Aired April 26, 2013)
Jul 18 • 23 min
District Governor Elect Drew Kessler (North Rockland Rotary) describes his vision for Rotary District 7210 during his tenure as District Governor (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). His emphasis will be on integrating Rotary into 21st century life. Mr.…
Literacy and World Book Night (Aired April 19, 2013, on FM)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Rotary 7210 District Governor Bill Bassett (Wallkill East Rotary Club) introduces one of Rotary International’s major focus initiatives: improving literacy around the world. He provides important statistics about the high rate of functional illiteracy in…
Hurricane Sandy: Remaining Devastation (Aired April 12 on AM & 14 on FM, 2013)
Jul 18 • 24 min
District Governor Bonnie Sirower (Rotary District 7490 in New Jersey) describes the lasting effects of Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst tropical cyclones in the history of New Jersey and New York. Many still do not have power or heat and are living in…
The Autism Spectrum (Aired April 5, 2013)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Laurie Rich, Esq., Foundation Director of Spectrum Services Foundation, discusses the autism spectrum and the schools in the Hudson Valley that provide education and special help for children on the spectrum. The autism spectrum spans disorders ranging…
Operation Warm (Aired March 29 on AM and March 31, 2013, on FM)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Assistant Governor Skip Rottkamp (Rotary District 7210) from Fishkill Rotary discusses project Operation Warm. Mr. Rottkamp, an educator, observed children get off school buses during winter months in T-shirts and spring jackets because they had nothing…
Recycled Rides: Repairing Lives (Aired on March 22, 2013, on AM and March 24, 2013, on FM)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Nanuet Rotarians Kevin Muir (owner of Nanuet Collision Center whose slogan is “The Collision Physicians”) and Donna Lennane (club President) discuss Recycled Rides, a national program that repairs and donates recycled vehicles to those in need (i.e.,…
Today’s Habitat for Humanity (Aired on March 15 on AM and March 17, 2013, on FM)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Executive Director for Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, Brenda Adams, discusses Habitat, the international nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing for families while producing income for communities. Ms. Adams describes the extensive…
Another way of singing (Aired March 8, 2013)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Here is an interview with poet and retired opera singer Roger Roloff that will surprise those who “don’t like” poetry. Mr. Roloff, who has just published his fifth book of poetry, thoroughly entertains his audience, showing how poetry, like music,…
Hidden Treasures of the Hudson Valley (March 1, 2013)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Journalist and author Anthony Musso discusses his fourth published book, which is filled with detailed research that will motivate people to seek more information about local structures that they pass every day without realizing their historical…
Taking the pulse of the country (Aired on February 22, 2013)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Dr. Felicia LeClere, a Principal Research Scientist with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), describes her work. NORC is a nonprofit research organization that collects data and does analysis of America’s attitudes toward social and health…
Puppies behind Bars (Aired on February 15, 2013)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Carl Rotans, Senior Instructor of Puppies behind Bars, teaches inmates to train service dogs. These unique dogs greatly assist the disabled, especially veterans, in a multitude of ways: taking dishes from the table, dialing 911 if necessary, turning…
Soles4Souls and Nubian Directions II (February 8, 2013)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Mario Johnson, Program Coordinator for Poughkeepsie’s Nubian Directions II YouthBuild/AmeriCorps, describes how dedicated young adults collected nearly 2,000 new and slightly used shoes, sneakers, and boots in one month for victims of Hurricane Sandy,…
Recipes for Repair (Aired on February 1, 2013)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Gail Piazza, a professional food consultant, and her daughter Laura, who suffers from chronic Lyme disease, discuss their award-winning book, Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook. The book, which applies to everyone, not only those with Lyme, was a…
Making the world better (January 25, 2013)
Jul 18 • 24 min
This interview tells a complex story of romance, success against great odds, and unexpected disaster. The children of two Hyde Park Rotarians met as young adults at a function, fell in love, married, and together joined the Peace Corps in Madagascar. The…
Life Lessons from a Hospice Nurse (Aired on January 18, 2013)
Jul 18 • 23 min
In this interview about her experiences with hospice patients, Ms. Suzanne O’Brien, R.N, shares her holistic model to end of life care. Hospice is a program to relieve the suffering of those in the last few months on life. In her frank discussion, Ms.…
Rotary District 7210’s Response to Hurricane Sandy (Aired January 11, 2013)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Larry Palant (Suffern Rotary), Disaster Response Chair for Rotary District 7210, discusses the District’s immediate and generous response to helping victims of Hurricane Sandy. Previously the Rotary District in 2005 provided quick relief to victims of…
The Healing Power of Horses (Aired on January 4, 2013)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Stephanie Fitzpatrick, a Red Hook Rotarian and Executive Director of the nonprofit Hidden Hollow Farm Riding Center, discusses how riding and grooming the farm’s docile horses encourage growth in those with a broad range of disabilities. In addition to…
The Power of a Volunteer (Aired on December 28, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Wendy Maragh Taylor, a social worker, became an instrument of change by helping an impoverished Liberian community build a church that also doubles as a school. Working with her husband, a civil engineer and architect who was born in Liberia and attended…
Correcting Vaccine Misinformation (December 21, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Not to be missed, this highly informative on-site interview with pediatrician and child psychologist, Rotarian Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, covers vital information about vaccinations against communicable diseases, especially for children. Dr. Nussbaum discusses…
Rotary UN Day 2012 (Aired on December 14, 2012)
Jul 18 • 26 min
The program features on-site interviews during Rotary’s United Nations Day on November 3, 2012, with Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka (2012-13) and other humanitarian leaders from around the world who discuss how their service projects save…
Morgan, The Diabetes Alert Dog (Aired on December 7, 2012)
Jul 18 • 21 min
Jeri Miller, a high school guidance counselor who suffers from Type I diabetes, has been on insulin for 15 years, injecting herself four or five times a day. She discusses how children and adults in her situation can benefit from a Diabetes Alert Dog such…
The Dog Warden Story (Aired on November 30, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Union Vale’s Dog Control Officer Valerie Cote describes her role as Dog Warden, mainly finding stray dogs running loose and enforcing licensing regulations. She explains the dangers of dogs on the loose, the best way to help ensure their safe return, and…
Rotaplast: Restoring Lives (Aired on November 23, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Margaret Bryngelson (Kingston Rotarian) describes her experience as a non-medical volunteer in a recent mission to Venezuela where she assisted a medical team of doctors and nurses operating on children with cleft lip and palate disfigurations. Rotaplast…
The Hudson River Today (Aired on November 16, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
What is the current condition of the Hudson River and how will it affect you? Dr. David Strayer, Freshwater Ecologist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York and author of The Hudson River Primer – The Ecology of an Iconic River,…
Preventing Child Abuse (Aired on November 9, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Dana Gavin, Director for the Center of Prevention of Child Abuse in Dutchess County, shares the latest information and statistics about child abuse that are at times surprising. Ms. Gavin began her career with the Center as a volunteer several years ago.…
Past Rotary International President (Oct. 26, 2012)
Jul 18 • 26 min
Past Rotary International President (2000-2001) Frank Devlyn, author and humanitarian, discusses how our world becomes a better place to live in through Rotary, giving specific examples. He also describes his personal humanitarian work through his family…
UNICEF and Rotary (Aired on October 19, 2012)
Jul 18 • 25 min
Rachel Swanson, Director of Volunteer and Community Partnerships for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Ananda Grant, Deputy Director of Office of Strategic Partnerships for UNICEF, discuss the work that this extraordinary global humanitarian relief…
Sleep Disorders and How to Treat Them (October 12, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Dr. Barbara Chatr-aryamontri, Medical Director of the Sleep Center at Northern Dutchess Hospital, but known to her patients as Dr. Chatr, discusses the nature and treatment of sleep disorders. She focuses especially on the common condition of sleep apnea,…
The Interact Club of Pawling (Aired on October 5, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Interact clubs are service organizations for teenagers (and sometimes younger students) sponsored by local Rotary clubs. The Interact Club of Pawling is sponsored by Pawling Rotary Club and the Pawling Recreation Department. Teens in the club enjoy…
How SPCA Protects Companion Animals (September 28, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Catherine Forbes, Dutchess County SPCA Director of Development, discusses the no-kill Hyde Park shelter with a 141-year history of providing shelter and services for unwanted, abused, abandoned, or neglected animals. SPCA Adoption Counselors are trained…
Peace Bells across the Hudson (Aired on September 21, 2012)
Jul 18 • 27 min
Rotarian Doug Martin Sturomski discusses the Worldwide Peace Bells Foundation and the work it does to promote peace. Mr. Sturomski believes strongly in Rotary’s message of achieving peace through service. His Peace Bells across the Hudson this year, where…
Vocational Training (Aired on September 14, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Pleasant Valley Rotarian Dave Kruger, Chair of District 7210’s Vocational Training Team, a professional exchange program, discusses how this program promotes international goodwill and understanding. Mr. Kruger describes Rotary’s positive impact in the…
Protecting our Water Supply (Aired on September 7, 2012)
Jul 18 • 25 min
Carolyn Klocker, Senior Water Resource Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Dutchess County (CCEDC), discusses important updates about our water supply, describing and emphasizing watersheds and their importance. She provides easy methods that…
Girl Scouts Today (Aired on August 31, 2012)
Jul 18 • 22 min
Girl Scout Leader Kristen Reid and two teenage Ambassador Level Girl Scouts from Troop 10452 of the Millbrook Service Unit, Heart of Hudson Council, discuss its mission: to provide leadership training to girls, empowering them to connect with others in…
West Point: Innovation and Development (August 24, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
West Point-Highland Falls Rotarian John Willis discusses his position as Director of Research Operations at the Institute for Innovation and Development at West Point’s U.S. Military Academy. A retired Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. Willis describes several of…
World Famous Dutchess County Fair (Aired August 17, 2012)
Jul 18 • 25 min
In an on-site interview at the Apple a Day Diner where Red Hook Rotary meets weekly, Dutchess County Fair Board member Lou Ruge and Fair Operations Manager Andy Imperati describe exciting events at the world famous Dutchess County Fair (Aug. 21-26, 2012).…
Highland Rotary’s Famous RibFest (Aired August 10, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Highland Rotarian Don Verity discusses this year’s events at Hudson Valley’s annual celebrated RibFest on August 18-19, now in its 8th year. The RibFest is the region’s largest and most unique food event, attracting people from around the country.…
Award-Winning RadioRotary Program(August 3, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Sara-Elizabeth Clark’s interview was selected in June, 2012, by the New York State Broadcasters Association to receive the prestigious Broadcasting Award for Excellence in the category of Public Affairs in a Program/Series. In Sara-Elizabeth’s interview,…
Rotary and the United Nations (Aired on July 27, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Giorgio Balestrieri, a Rotary UN Representative in the International Service Division, epitomizes Rotary’s passion for peace through service. He discusses examples of Rotary’s effectiveness in worldwide efforts such as polio eradication and clean water.…
Hunters Helping the Hungry (Aired on July 20, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Penny Hickman, Distribution Coordinator for the humanitarian organization Hunters Helping the Hungry, discusses the process by which this program brings thousands of pounds of game (venison and birds) to soup kitchens, churches, food pantries, and other…
Benefits of Physical Therapy (Aired on July 13, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
William BreMiller and John Roger, physical therapists with extensive medical and academic credentials, discuss the benefits of physical therapy, especially orthopedic therapy. Therapy is commonly used for treating movement disorders caused by aging,…
Youth Exchange: A Unique Opportunity (July 6, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Rotary International’s long-term Youth Exchange Program provides students ages 15-19 with the opportunity to live in a different country for a full school year. Enjoy this lively interview with current Inbound and next year’s outbound students…
Backpack Snack Attack: Food for the Needy (June 29, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
Rotarian Stan Martin (Warwick Valley Rotary) describes a highly successful humanitarian initiative of his Rotary club working with the Warwick Reformed Church to provide weekend food to needy families. Called the Backpack Snack Attack, the program…
Gourmet Cooking for Novices (Aired on June 22, 2012)
Jul 18 • 24 min
In this week’s program, Millbrook Rotarian Rona Boyer, Food Editor of The Millbrook Independent, offers gourmet cooking tips and, as an added bonus, easy-to-follow delicious, healthy gourmet recipes. Here is an example: to prepare a tasty and tender…
March of Dimes: Then and Now (Aired on June 15, 2012)
Jul 18 • 25 min
Lynne Versaci, Community Director of the March of Dimes, Northern Metro Division, describes the original purpose of the organization in 1938, which was to eradicate polio in America, and its current mission today. Now The March of Dimes focuses on ways to…
Humanitarian Work by Seniors (Aired on June 8, 2012)
Jul 18 • 23 min
Louise Quartuccio, Director of Social Work at Elant, a nursing facility that provides housing for seniors, and Roger Risko, Rotary District 7210’s Elderact Chair, discuss Elderact, a Rotary-connected club for senior citizens similar to Rotaract for young…
Family Entertainment Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (June 1, 2012)
Jul 18 • 25 min
Don Fleming, Vice President and Public Relations Manager of Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, famous for its air shows, discusses the history of the airport and the fabulous entertainment available to the public in the shows featuring antique aircraft. Mr. Fleming…
Dutchess County’s Division of Aging Services (Aired on May 25, 2012)
Jul 17 • 25 min
Joe Ryan, Outreach Coordinator for the Division of Aging Services, provides many interesting statistics and other facts about the many ways this agency assists seniors. Approximately 57,000 seniors, defined as anyone over 60 years old, live in Dutchess…
Services for Special-Needs (Aired on May 18, 2012)
Jul 17 • 26 min
Executives from PARC (Putnam Achieve, Reach, Connect), Nancy Miringoff, Associate Executive Director, and Pepi Diaz-Salazar, Director of Day Habilitation, discuss PARC’s many services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and brain…
Support for Our Veterans (Aired on May 11, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
Award winning producer and host of a new program called Vets Chat Show Trent Love, retired U.S. Army Captain, brings veterans and the community together to address the needs of returning veterans and their families. The intent is to help listeners become…
The Hudson Valley Renegades (Aired on May 4, 2012)
Jul 17 • 25 min
Rotarian Eben Yager (Poughkeepsie-Arlington) discusses the Renegades baseball team, now in its 19th season. General Manager Yager describes the many reasons for the team’s enormous and growing popularity, which includes the enthusiastic energy of the…
Governor-Elect Speaks about Rotary (April 27, 2012)
Jul 17 • 26 min
Bill Bassett shares his goals for his year as District Governor, which will start July 1, 2012, and describes the intense training that Rotary provides for district governors. He plans to focus on supporting local literacy projects. The district exists to…
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (Aired on April 20, 2012)
Jul 17 • 26 min
Ed Hengel, District co-Chair for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), discusses the significant effects on the lives of young adults selected for this unique program. Students acquire self-confidence as they learn about the fundamentals and ethics…
How You Can Save a Life (Aired on April 13, 2012)
Jul 17 • 26 min
Rotarian Lenny Nathan, President and Founder of HealthSav, a training center for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), discusses the need for public awareness about how to save a life when faced with someone who suddenly goes into cardiac arrest. Mr.…
Treating Alcoholism and Other Addictions (April 6, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
Steven Pressman, Executive Director of Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers, Inc. (MARC), discusses residential treatment and recovery services for individuals and families in recovery from alcoholism and other drug addictions. Few addicts can stop…
The Bardavon Historic Theater (Aired on March 30, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon since 1994, discusses the Bardavon’s upcoming programs and its fascinating history in the Hudson Valley. Many legendary performers have graced its stage in the past, including Mark Twain, Sarah Bernhardt,…
Challenges to Forests of the Hudson Valley (March 23, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
Dr. Gary Lovett, Senior Scientist at Millbrook’s Cary Institute, discusses the forests of the Hudson Valley and the problems they face now and will face in the future. During the interview, Dr. Lovett answers questions about the effects of acid rain, how…
Taking Care of the Caregiver (Aired on March 16, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
Professional caregiver advocate, Rotarian Christine Sotmary, Executive Director of Caregiver Access, considers the rarely- discussed topic of caring for the caregivers, the people who help the ill or disabled in their own homes. People live longer today,…
Meals on Wheels (Aired on March 9, 2012)
Jul 17 • 25 min
Barbara Kohlhausen, CEO of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, and Pearl River Rotary President Carol McGrath, discuss how their Rotary club and other Rockland Rotarians work with volunteers to deliver lunch and dinner–about 1,000 meals a…
Touching Bases (Aired on March 2, 2012)
Jul 17 • 26 min
Founder and Executive Director of Touching Bases, Bob Baird, describes this unique baseball league. This league is for adults of all ages with disabilities. They follow modified rules, which create a safe environment for players to socialize with each…
Connecting education and the environment (February 24, 2012)
Jul 17 • 25 min
Sister Margo Morris, Executive Director and Founder of Sprout Creek Farm, discusses how this working farm helps foster a better understanding of our place in the natural world, thus encouraging responsibility for the future of our environment. Sr. Margo…
Tri-County Crisis Center, Inc. (Aired on Feb. 17, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
When Executive Director and Founder of Tri-County Crisis Center (TCCC), Maria DiBari, realized how difficult it was for victims of domestic violence to get all the help they needed, she created TCCC, which supports victims and families of victims of…
A Song for Rotary U.N. Day (Aired on Feb. 10, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
Nicholas Gati, composer/guitarist/pianist, and actor Anthony Avella, both professionally trained entertainers, discuss the song they created for Rotary Day at the United Nations. Written in 2011, “We Come Together,” is a moving tribute that is played…
Food Banks of the Hudson Valley (Aired February 3, 2012)
Jul 17 • 24 min
Ron Van Warmer, Associate Director of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, discusses this important organization’s dedication to alleviating hunger while preventing the waste of wholesome food. Providing some astonishing statistics about hunger in our…
“Green” Architecture (Aired January 27, 2012)
Jul 16 • 25 min
Chris Colby, Principal of Spire Architecture & Design, provides an overview of how architecture impacts our quality of life and the importance today of “green” architecture—building to save energy and recycle materials. Mr. Colby outlines different steps…
Male Breast Cancer (Aired on January 20, 2012)
Jul 16 • 23 min
In this candid interview about male breast cancer, Nyack Rotarian Dr. Arnold Roufa, a retired OB/GYN, describes his own experience with breast cancer, detected in 1994. It is not nearly as prevalent as among women, but breast cancer affects about 2,000…
Literacy in the 21st Century (Aired January 13, 2012)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Helen LiMarzi, Director of Literacy Volunteers of Putnam County and Rotary District 7210’s Literacy Chair, discusses literacy—the ability to read with understanding–in the 21st century and the impact of electronic books on reading. Illiteracy still…
Benefits of Tai Chi (Aired on January 6, 2012)
Jul 16 • 25 min
Certified Tai Chi instructor and World Tai Chi member Scott Grimes explains the health benefits, both physical and mental, of the martial art called tai chi, which can be practiced by people of all ages. In addition to describing the interesting history…
International Medical Relief Foundation (December 30, 2011)
Jul 16 • 28 min
This program was pre-recorded. We dedicate the December 30 show in memory of an outstanding Rotarian, Chet Sawyer. Rotary District 7210’s Past District Governor Chet Sawyer (1990-91), President of the IMRF (International Medical Relief Foundation) and one…
Vocational Service and Rotary (Aired December 23, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
Vocations improve our lives and strengthen our communities. Rotary District 7210’s Vocational Service Advisor Tamton Mustapha (Past District Governor 1999-2000), and Rotarian Penny Byron, District Vocational Service Chair, discuss vocational training…
Medical Advances in Dialysis and Transplants (Dec. 16, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Rotarian Roger Lane, Organ Donor Advisor for Rotary District 7210, and Registered Nurse Sarah Wilbur, Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse Manager/CKD Educator, discuss current medical improvements in the areas of dialysis and transplants as well as dietary…
H.O.N.O.R: Escaping Poverty and Homelessness (Dec. 9, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
John Harper, Chief Executive Officer of H.O.N.O.R (Helping Others Needing Our Resources—also known as Honor Ehg, Inc.), and Rotary District 7210’s Secretary and H.O.N.O.R Board Member Nick Constantino, discuss several ways this organization helps the…
Rotary Service Opportunities Are for Everyone (Dec 2, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Interact clubs for high school students, sponsored by local Rotary clubs, provide young people with an opportunity to participate in meaningful service to the community, the nation, and the world and thus learn about the many rewards of service. Rotaract…
Pure Water for the World (Aired November 25, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
In this information-packed interview, Executive Director at Pure Water for the World, Rotarian Carolyn Meub, discusses how water filters of various kinds prevent disease. Safe water preserves an enormous number of lives in all parts of the world,…
Poughkeepsie Journal on Crime & Volunteerism (Nov 18, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Poughkeepsie Journal reporter Larry Hertz describes his professional career, discussing his newspaper accounts of humanitarian volunteers in the Hudson Valley as well as major criminal cases he has covered, the stories and their trials. Regular readers of…
Shane Hobel: Wilderness Survival (Aired November 11, 2011)
Jul 16 • 23 min
In this extraordinary interview, Shane Hobel, aka Shane “White Feather” Hobel, informs the listeners of the survival skills needed when lost in the woods or otherwise cut off from civilization. These techniques can to be used for everyone of every age…
New Orleans Rotary Convention Part VI (Aired Nov. 4, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Interviews with Rotarians from around the world at the New Orleans Rotary International Convention include representatives from Don’t Meth with Us (drug prevention), Rotarian Action Group of Dental Volunteers (providing surgery worldwide), Malaria…
An Extraordinary Teenager and Epilepsy (October 28, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Sara-Elizabeth Clark, age 16, discusses her life with epilepsy and how she has developed her philosophy: “I will not let my epilepsy define me. It’s what I have, not who I am.” Sara describes the many misunderstandings and misinformation among the public…
New Orleans Rotary Convention Part V (Aired Oct. 21, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
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…
ShelterBox (Aired on October 14, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Suffern Rotarian Larry Palant, Disaster Response Chair and ShelterBox Representative for Rotary District 7210, discusses how he came to be a ShelterBox Representative as a result of helping provide relief for Hurricane Katrina victims. He describes what…
The Rotary Foundation & a Surprise (Aired October 7, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
This lively interview features husband and wife Rotarians Ken and Doris Obremski, both Past District Governors of District 7210 (Ken 1993-94, Doris 2005-06). They describe the enormous accomplishments of The Rotary Foundation, with Doris sharing her…
Post-Polio Syndrome (Aired on September 30, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
Jo Hausam discusses her personal journey through life with Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) and the extent of its impact on her life–therapy, surgeries, and medical support since she was three years old. She also details her recent research into PPS. Ms Hausam…
New Orleans Rotary Convention Part IV (Sept 23, 2011)
Jul 16 • 22 min
In these on-site interviews at the New Orleans Rotary International Convention in May, 2011, Rotarians from around the world discuss various initiatives and action groups. Some of the topics are: the Dictionary Project in America to encourage literacy,…
A Rotary Story of Coincidence (Aired on September 16, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
Lou DiPaolo (American) and Jim Morita (Japanese), both veterans of World War II, describe a remarkable coincidence involving two members of the same Rotary Club (New York Rotary). Lou, Jim, & Noriko Morita, Jim’s wife, explain what happened 65 years after…
Philmont 9/11 Memorial Services (Aired on September 9, 2011)
Jul 16 • 26 min
Carol Ann Armstrong, President of Philmont Rotary Club, describes her club’s journey, starting in 2002, to honor those who died on September 11—the victims, their families, and the rescue workers who saved so many lives. American flags are distributed to…
Semper Fi Parents (Aired on September 2, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Paula Zwillinger, Founder and Executive Director of Semper Fi Parents of Hudson Valley, NY, discusses ways the organization supports parents of military troops and the troops themselves, both deployed and stateside. Semper Fi Parents raises funds to…
Bells for Peace (Aired on August 26, 2011)
Jul 16 • 23 min
In an interview that includes music made with with bells, Rotarian Douglas Martin Sturomski (Southern Dutchess Rotary), Executive Director of the Peace Bell Foundation, describes the work of this unique organization and its successful Walk for Peace…
This Year’s Dutchess County Fair (Aired on August 19, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Bob Grems, General Manager of the famous Dutchess County Fair, discusses the unique features of this year’s Fair. For six days, about half a million visitors will enjoy, entertainment by big name talent, constant free shows and attractions, an Antiques…
Hudson Valley’s Famous RibFest (Aired August 12, 2011)
Jul 16 • 23 min
Summer is RibFest time, thanks to the Rotary Club of Highland, New York, and Rotarian Don Verity discusses this year’s exciting RibFest events. Held this year on August 20-21, the Highland RibFest at the Ulster County Fairgroundsis now in its seventh…
Flood Impacts in Louisiana (Aired August 5, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
In this interview from the New Orleans Rotary International Convention, Louisiana environmentalist Windell Curole (Golden Meadow Rotary) discusses the effects of the recent Mississippi River flooding. Mr. Curole is the General Manager of South LaFourche…
Teenage Eating Disorders (Aired July 29, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
This program features a powerful discussion of teenage eating disorders and one parent’s journey to help her daughter. The principal eating disorders are anorexia nervosa (self-starvation) and bulimia (binges followed by purging). The interview ranges…
Inbound/Outbound Youth Exchange (Aired July 22, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Enjoy interviews with students participating in Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Program, including current Inbound and next year’s Outbound students. Rotary’s Youth Exchange program began in the 1920s, enabling students to learn firsthand about life…
New Orleans Rotary Convention Part III ( July 15, 2011)
Jul 16 • 23 min
On-site interviews at the 2011 New Orleans Rotary International Convention include Rotarians from around the world and discussions with representatives from PolioPlus (explaining the existing threat), ShelterBox (describing tents and equipment for…
Knut Johnsen Discusses The Rotary Foundation (Aired July 8, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Rotary Foundation Chair for District 7210 Knut Johnsen (past District Governor 2003-04) explains the work of The Rotary Foundation, describing it as the “engine that drives the work of the clubs.” He provides many examples of describe the plight of those…
New Orleans Rotary Convention Part II (July 1, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith, known for his “Cowboy Logic” philosophy, discusses his next pursuits (you’ll laugh at one of them). Other interviews include the Rotarian Action Group for Diabetics; Microcredit, which provides small loans…
Rotary College and University Scholarships (June 24, 2011)
Jul 16 • 23 min
Rotary District 7210 Scholarship Chair Bill Bassett (District Governor Nominee for 2012-13) discusses the various scholarships supported by the Rotary Foundation that are available to the public on both the graduate and undergraduate level, either locally…
New Orleans Rotary Convention Part 1 (June 17, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
n this first broadcast of on-site interviews at Rotary International’s Convention, co-hosts Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser talk to Rotaracters and other humanitarians from around the world who are working on projects such as Guitars for Troops,…
Music: A Road to Good Health (Aired June 10, 2011)
Jul 16 • 23 min
Peter Muir is the Director of the Institute of Music and Health, a nationally recognized center pioneering in the use of music for well-being, especially for people with disabilities. Although he grew up in England, Dr. Muir has become an acknowledged…
Benefits of Joining Rotary (Aired June 3, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Vivian Hardison, Membership Chair of Rotary District 7250 and member of Glen Cove Rotary on Long Island, NY, discusses the benefits for people of all ages of joining a Rotary club. Among her personal reasons for joining Rotary, Ms. Hardison emphasizes how…
Lyme Disease Prevention and Myths (Aired May 27, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Dr. Richard Ostfeld discusses the results of his extensive research on Lyme disease. Dr. Ostfeld is a Senior Scientist at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. In addition to debunking long held myths about Lyme, Dr. Ostfeld tells how to…
BOCES Adult and Continuing Education (Aired May 20, 2011)
Jul 16 • 26 min
Dr. Sherre Wesley describes various education and job programs provided by Dutchess Bureau of Cooperative Services (BOCES) for adults. The literacy program helps adults get their GED (high school equivalency diploma), and ESL (English as a second…
Dutchess BOCES Career and Technical Institute (May 13, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Principal Mitchell Shron discusses the Dutchess Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES, pronounced “BOH-sees”), a cost-effective education solution unique to New York State. BOCES programs provide career and technical education, special and…
Close-up on Red Hook Rotary Club (Aired May 6, 2011)
Jul 16 • 26 min
In this club close-up of the Rotary Club of Red Hook, club representatives tell how Red Hook Rotary exemplifies the autonomous and unique character of an individual Rotary Club while yet maintaining the humanitarian goals of other clubs around the world.…
Homes for Heroes (Aired April 29, 2011)
Jul 16 • 24 min
Greg Pikor describes Hudson Valley Homes for Heroes, a company that provides discounted real estate to those “who work every day to make our communities better places to live.” “Heroes” include military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement officers,…
Live Report on The Rotary Foundation (Aired April 22, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
In an on-site interview at the Millbrook Rotary Club, Rotary District 7210’s Past District Governor (2005-06), Doris Obremski (Goshen Rotary), tells how she became a supporter of The Rotary Foundation. Ms. Obremski emphasized the Foundation’s efforts to…
Saving Lives with Water Filters (Aired April 15, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
Rotary District 7210’s District Governor Elect (2011-12), Tansukh Dorawala (Poughkeepsie/Arlington Rotary), discusses how Rotary International prepares all 531 District Governors worldwide with the leadership and specific knowledge necessary to change…
Close-up on a Rotary Club President (Aired April 8, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
Millbrook Rotary President (2010-11) Ellie Savoy discusses her background, her Rotary training, and her personal philosophy of commitment, compassion, understanding, thoughtfulness, ability to plan, attention to details, and flexibility. Together these…
Gift of Life for Children (Aired April 1, 2011)
Jul 16 • 25 min
In this heartwarming interview, Peekskill Rotary President and District 7230 Director of Gift of Life Joe Lippolis takes the listener through the steps that saved a 2-year-old’s life. Jostyn Baque, diagnosed in Ecuador as having a congenital heart problem…
Rotary “Ambassador” in the Middle East (Aired Mar. 25, 2011)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Ambassadorial Scholar Dr. Christine Guedri Giacalone and DGN Dr. William Bassett, Scholarship Committee Chair and District 7210 Governor for 2012-13, discuss the Ambassadorial Scholarship, which promotes international understanding and goodwill through…
Paramedic Services: Rewards of a Profession (Mar. 18, 2011)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Red Hook Rotarian Rob Latimer, Executive Vice President of Northern Dutchess Paramedic Emergency Medical Services, discusses his experiences as a paramedic in the Hudson Valley. As a paramedic, Mr. Latimer has had over 2,000 hours of technical medical…
Cooking Matters: Nutrition at Low Cost (Aired Mar. 11, 2011)
Jul 15 • 26 min
Kingston Sunrise Rotary Co-President Jeanine Lindhorst, Coordinator for Cooking Matters in the Hudson Valley, discusses her organization’s nutritional education program for people on a limited budget. Volunteer culinary and nutrition experts teach Cooking…
Investing in Today’s Environment (Aired Mar. 4, 2011)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Two financial experts, both Red Hook Rotarians, discuss today’s economic environment and the effects of recent world turmoil on investing. In this on-site interview at a Red Hook Rotary meeting Glenn Goldstein, Managing Director of Portfolio Management at…
Addressing Domestic Violence (Aired Feb. 25, 2011)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Leah Feldman, Project Coordinator of Universal Response to Domestic Violence, and Kathy Graham, Director of Battered Women’s Services of Family Services, Inc., discuss the Family Service agency’s 24/7 free domestic violence crisis intervention program.…
Teaching Law around the World (Aired Feb. 18, 2011)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Prominent attorney and Rotarian Charles Goldberger, Esq. (White Plains Rotary) shares his experiences teaching in law schools around the world, including those in Eastern European countries. Mr. Goldberger, who has visited more than 75 countries,…
How to Save a Life (Aired Feb. 11, 2011)
Jul 15 • 22 min
Rotarian Lenny Nathan (Congers/Valley Cottage Rotary), Chief Executive Officer of HealthSav, explains how easy it is to learn the mechanics needed to help save a life through cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. He describes how methods for…
Successful Food Bank Helping Thousands (Feb. 4, 2011)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Sal Gambino, Carmel Rotary President, Carmel Rotarian George Knoechel, Food Bank Project Coordinator, and Judy Callahan, Executive Director of Putnam Community Action Program, one of four Food Bank programs supported by the Carmel Rotary project, discuss…
Thom Johnson, Bannerman Castle Restoration (Jan. 28, 2011)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Thom Johnson, author and historian, discusses the fascinating history of Bannerman’s Castle, a dramatic ruin located on an island in the Hudson River in the Hudson Highlands State Park. Travelers on Hudson Line trains are familiar with the view of the…
Rotary Community Corps (Aired Jan. 21, 2011)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Sharon Irving and Lisa-Marie Birdsall of Cortlandt Manor Rotary (District 7230) discuss their club’s sponsorship of a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) at the Keon center in Peeksill, NY. A Rotary Community Corps is an organization for non-Rotarian men and…
Habitat for Humanity and Rotary (Aired Jan. 7, 2011)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Habitat for Humanity builds and restores homes for low-income families. Steve Biolsi, Project Manager of Putnam County’s Habitat for Humanity, tells of how the organization is supported by local Rotary clubs and other community organizations. Mr. Biolsi…
Healing the Children and Rotaplast (Aired 12/31/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Dr. Manoj Abraham (plastic surgeon) with Dana Buffin (New Milford, CT Rotary), Executive Director of Healing the Children, and Kathy Kruger, RN, (Rotary District 7210’s Rotaplast Chair, Pleasant Valley Rotary tell the uplifting stories of how children and…
Martha Underwood “Healing with Horses” (Aired 12/24/10)
Jul 15 • 23 min
Martha Underwood discusses the enormous benefits to everyone, not only those with special needs, that she has witnessed during her years as a riding instructor with the non-profit Winslow Therapeutic Center located since 1974 in Warwick, New York. Ms.…
Polio Eradication Worldwide (12/17/10)
Jul 15 • 26 min
Rotary District 7210’s PolioPlus Chair, Bunnee Webb (Congers/Valley Cottage Rotary Club), provides us with the most current detailed information about progress by Rotary and the United Nations in eradicating polio worldwide. She also discusses her…
Field Experiences in Honduras and Dominican Republic (12/10/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Two of Rotary District 7210’s Past District Governors, Jim Yarmus and Jeffrey Keahon, describe recent successful clean water projects implemented by District 7210 clubs in Central America. These are already saving countless lives from water-borne…
Rotary and Gift of Life (Aired 12/3/10)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Ms. Fredlee Ann Kaplan (Chairman’s Council, Gift of Life International) and Mr. Bill Currie (International President, Gift of Life International), both members of The Rotary Club of New York, discuss how Gift of Life has saved more than ten thousand…
2010 Montreal Convention, Part 3 (Aired 11/26/10)
Jul 15 • 28 min
RadioRotary host Jonah Triebwasser interviews Rotary’s humanitarians from around the world at Rotary International’s 2010 Convention in Montreal, Canada. Among the many featured guests are Rotarians from the Jaipur Limb Project, which provides inexpensive…
Eva Corredor & Rotary’s International Programs (Aired 11/19/10)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Eva Corredor, Emeritus Professor of French and German and a Rotarian since 1989, discusses how her involvement in Rotary’s international service programs provides an opportunity to work towards world peace and understanding. A member of The Rotary Club of…
Manuela Roosevelt and Soroptimist International (Aired 11/12/10)
Jul 15 • 23 min
Manuela Roosevelt discusses the humanitarian organization called Soroptimist International, a worldwide organization for women in management and professions, who work through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. Most recently,…
Kevin Voisin, Louisiana Oysterman (Aired on 11/5/10)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Kevin Voisin, an 8th generation Louisiana oysterman and Terrebonne Parish Councilman, discusses current events concerning the Gulf oil-spill and fishing situation, false impressions about the Gulf and its seafood, and his optimism about the future,…
Rotary Prez Ray Klinginsmith: Rotary a Way of Life 10/29/10
Jul 15 • 24 min
This year’s Rotary International President Ray Klinginsmith (Kirksville, Missouri, Rotary Club) covers a broad range of Rotary topics. Here are just three: – The significance of his early experience as a student in Cape Town, South Africa, as part of…
Barbara Allen: A Murdered Soldier’s Widow (Aired on 10/22/10)
Jul 15 • 21 min
Author Barbara Allen, mother of four young sons, discusses her book, Front Toward Enemy, about her husband’s murder by a fellow soldier in Iraq and how the military court allowed the killer to escape punishment. Snowball Express, an organization founded…
Rhinebeck Rotary & Interact Nicaragua 2010 Project 10/15/10)
Jul 15 • 23 min
Rhinebeck’s Interact Club (high school Rotary) students who participated in the Nicaragua Project — Sarah Turpin, Sean Phelan, and Anna Katomski — discuss their humanitarian work in Nicaragua. The project took a year to plan and was implemented this…
Updates from the Gulf (Aired on 10/8/10)
Jul 15 • 27 min
Louisiana professionals from several fields provide the latest information on the Gulf oil spill and reactions from the residents of Grand Isle, called “The Sportsman’s Paradise.” Environmental expert Windell Curole (Golden Meadow Rotary), General Manager…
Terry Laibach, Recycling Coordinator (Aired on 9/24/10)
Jul 15 • 23 min
Terry Laibach, Recycling Coordinator of New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation, discusses the latest information about waste reduction and recycling, the state’s new solid waste plan and electronics recycling law, single stream/dual…
2010 Rotary Convention in Montreal Part 2 - 9/17/10
Jul 15 • 26 min
In the second set of on-site interviews at Rotary International’s 101st convention, RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser interviews humanitarians from around the world, including Rotarians from Arkansas’ Medical Supplies Network and New Mexico’s drug…
John Lyons, President and CEO of MetroPool (Aired 9/10/10)
Jul 15 • 26 min
John Lyons, President and CEO of MetroPool, discusses this unique organization, which provides employers and commuters with free services to encourage transportation options –car/vanpooling, walking/biking, bus/train/ferry travel, telecommuting,…
Current Updates by Louisiana Rotarians 9/3/10
Jul 15 • 28 min
Louisiana Gulf experts from two Louisiana Parishes are featured in Part 2 of the Gulf Series on RadioRotary: Windell Curole (Golden Meadow Rotary), General Manager of South LaFourche Levee District; Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet (Houma…
Deborah Gruendle: Volunteers at Vassar 8/27/10
Jul 15 • 25 min
Deborah Gruendle, Supervisor of Volunteer Resources, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, discusses volunteer opportunities for friendly, caring individuals in several capacities, including greeters, patient and family support, gift shop help, and tons more.
Don Verity, Station Manager of Pamal Radio 8/20/10
Jul 15 • 25 min
Everyone at the station had a rollicking good time with Don Verity, Station Manager of Hudson Valley Talk Radio (Pamal Broadcasting). Don, a Highland Rotarian, discusses Highland Rotary’s now famous Ribfest with vendors from all over the country competing…
Dr. William H. Schlesinger – Environmental Problems 8/13/10
Jul 15 • 26 min
Dr. William H. Schlesinger, Biochemist and President of Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, discusses current environmental problems facing the Hudson River Valley, including global warming impacts, urban sprawl, and the changing water quality of the…
Fred Schaeffer: Walkway over the Hudson (Aired on 8/6/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Fred Schaeffer was the catalyst for the unique and popular park and trail attraction in the Hudson Valley called Walkway over the Hudson. In his interview, he discusses his 7 years as chairman of this project and his work today to develop the full…
2010 Rotary International Convention in Montreal (7/30/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
In a series of on-site interviews at Rotary International’s 101st convention, RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser interviews humanitarians from around the world. Some examples in this first broadcast: Dollywood Foundation (Ontario Rotary), Mercy Ships…
Group Study Exchange Professionals (Aired on 7/23/10)
Jul 15 • 26 min
International professionals from the Hudson Valley and Taiwan describe their experiences after participating in Rotary International’s exciting professional exchange program, called Group Study Exchange (GSE), in 2010. The program was taped on site at…
Windell Curole, The New Orleans Flood 7/16/10
Jul 15 • 26 min
Windell Curole (Golden Meadow Rotary) is General Manager of South Lafourche Levee District. He is one of Louisiana’s leading coastal environmental experts and currently is a member of and consultant to Louisiana’s official clean-up team. In his interview,…
Bill Del Tosta, Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled 7/9/10
Jul 15 • 24 min
A Director at the Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled, Bill Del Tosta discusses his organization’s important purpose: to offer meaningful work for Hudson Valley’s physically and medically handicapped.
Club Close-ups: Region One-Rotary District 7210 (7/2/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Rotary clubs in Region One (Cairo, Catskill, Coxsackie-Athens, Greenville, Hudson, Northern Columbia, Philmont, Windham) share their humanitarian projects with the audience. Some topics include the 4H group, the work of the Cairo/Durham Interact group,…
Preventing Teen Drug Addiction (Aired on 6/25/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Fishkill Rotarian Pat Usifer (One Child at a Time) and Elaine Trumpetta, Executive Director of the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education, discuss the C.A.P.E. Marathon Project with the Project’s Director, Michael Carozza. The Marathon Project is a…
Carol Wolf, Executive Director of Mill Street Loft 6/18/10
Jul 15 • 25 min
Carol Wolf, Executive Director of Mill Street Loft, discusses a multi-arts, not-for-profit educational community center servicing children and adults throughout the mid-Hudson Valley. The center offers a wide range of arts, exhibits, courses, camps, and…
Jesse Saperstein: Asperger Syndrome (Aired 6/11/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Jesse Saperstein, a successful writer and humanitarian volunteer, discusses his experiences living with Asperger Syndrome. His interview describes some common challenges while giving hope and inspiration to those with this disorder and to their family and…
Dr. Peter Groffman: Senior Scientist, Cary Institute 6/4/10
Jul 15 • 24 min
Aired on 6/4/10 – Dr. Peter Groffman, Microbial Ecologist and senior scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, discusses current research about the environment including the importance of research behind environmental solutions, the key…
Nicole Peluse: Jobs in the health field (Aired 5/28/10)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Arlington Rotary President Nicole Peluse, Manager of Saint Francis Home Care Services, describes independent living, home care, and current home care technology. Ms. Peluse covers requirements for various levels of home care jobs and describes the recent…
Wendy Maragh Taylor: Liberia Project (Aired 5/21/10)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Wendy Maragh Taylor, clinical social worker, discusses Liberia’s strong connection to the U.S., beginning when the nation was founded by freed slaves from the U.S. to Africa. She focuses on efforts by the Liberia West Africa Project to rebuild what…
Andrea Shiffman: Haiti Updates (Aired on 5/14/10)
Jul 15 • 26 min
Andrea Shiffman, a member of Comprehensive Disaster Response Services, gives an eye witness report about conditions in Haiti as of May, 2010 and about past and current Rotary support, which includes ShelterBoxes, used not only for family shelter but for…
Lenny Nathan: How to Save a Life (Aired 5/7/10)
Jul 15 • 22 min
Rotarian Lenny Nathan, President and CEO of HealthSav, discusses the importance for everyone, including students, to learn how to save a life in an emergency by knowing how to use defibrillators, apply CPR, give first aid, and lots more. Mr. Nathan…
Home Matters Helps Elderly Stay in Community April 30, 2010
Jul 15 • 22 min
Dr. Barbara Corona, psychotherapist and President of the Board of Hudson Valley Home Matters (HVHM), and Ruth Kaba, a member of the Board, discuss their nonprofit “aging-in-place organization,” dedicated to helping those over 50 remain in their homes.…
Young Humanitarians Dutchess BOCES in Action April 23, 2010
Jul 15 • 25 min
Roger Risko, Special Education Job Coordinator at BOCES and Rotary District 7210’s Interact/Rotaract Advisor and Elderact Chair, and Kathy White, business teacher at the BOCES Alternate High School, discuss many projects developed and implemented by…
Report on Haiti after the Earthquake April 16, 2010
Jul 15 • 23 min
Representing Rotary, two members of the Haiti Team, Jim Kushner (Past President of Inwood Rotary in Manhattan) and Andrea Shiffman (Comprehensive Disaster Response Services), describe their experiences as they help to ease the incomprehensible suffering…
Bob Cohen, Musician, Cantor An Amazing Journey April 9, 2010
Jul 15 • 25 min
Featured guest Bob Cohen, musician, humanitarian, and Cantor, discusses interfaith projects, his rehabilitation work with ex-convicts, and his unique personal story. Truly an amazing journey and fascinating interview.
New Horizons, Servicing Developmentally Disabled Apr 2, 2010
Jul 15 • 24 min
Executives from New Horizons Resources, Inc. (NHR) Regis Obijiski, Executive Director, and Sam Laganaro, Human Resources Director, discuss NHR facilities and programs for the developmentally disabled, which help them lead happy, productive lives. Founded…
Bankruptcy Explained by Attorney (Aired March 26, 2010)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Featured guest Paul Banner, expert bankruptcy attorney, discusses current debt relief programs and the effects of bankruptcy on credit. Mr. Banner explains when to file for bankruptcy, when to contact an attorney, and what bankruptcy can and cannot…
SCORE Mentors Owners of Small Businesses (March 19, 2010)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Arnie Halling, Chairperson of the Dutchess Chapter, describes how SCORE provides important information for small business owners interested in free and confidential mentoring. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and…
Goals of Rotary District 7210 for 2010-11 (March 12, 2010)
Jul 15 • 26 min
Rotary District 7210 Governor for 2010-11, Phil Schunk, a prominent attorney, discusses the mission of Rotary and District 7210’s goals for his Rotary year. He describes the role of district governor (there are about 540 Rotary DGs in the world), why he…
Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation (March 5, 2010)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Architectural historian Susan Roth, AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) and Principal of Hudson Valley Planning and Preservation, provides ideas to help residents understand their community assets and to build upon these assets, making their…
Emergency Response in Dutchess County (Aired Feb. 26, 2011)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Medical Response Corps (MRC) Coordinator Cathi Tegtmeier discusses local response to disasters and ways to make our homes and communities safer places. Ms. Tegtmeier describes some of her experiences, including emergency support administered during…
U.N. Day- Humanitarians around the World Feb. 19, 2010
Jul 15 • 26 min
RadioRotary presents a compilation of on-site interviews with humanitarians from around the world, recorded at Rotary’s United Nations Day. Guests include Hudson Valley Rotarian Bunnee Webb, discussing polio eradication worldwide, and a representative…
Foster Care Services in Dutchess County (Aired Feb. 12, 2010)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Debra Bonnerwith, Deputy Commissioner of Dutchess County Social Services, and Donna Robinson, Foster Parent Liaison, discuss how Foster Care Services of Dutchess County improves the lives of children and families. The goal for each child is safe,…
RadioRotary One-Year Anniversary Celebration (Feb. 5, 2010)
Jul 15 • 25 min
In this fun-filled celebration of RadioRotary’s first anniversary on the Hudson Valley Talk Radio network, Co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell along with Station Manager Don Verity and Technical Producer Jay Verzi have a good time, often at…
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (Aired Jan. 29, 2010)
Jul 15 • 26 min
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum Executive Director Ed Glisson and Rena Hill, Director of Development, discuss the newest attraction at the fabulous museum on the Hudson waterfront. The new exhibit is built around the Hyde Park Mastodon, a fossil skeleton…
Gwenn & Roan, Sister & Brother Humanitarians Jan. 22, 2010
Jul 15 • 22 min
In a lively interview, sibling teen humanitarians, Gwenn and Roan Gideon from Rhinebeck, discuss their recent projects, which have helped thousands in developing countries. They describe how they organized and implemented fundraisers to raise awareness of…
Rotary Water Projects Fight Disease (Aired Jan. 15, 2010)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Tansukh Dorawala, Rotary District 7210’s District Governor for 2011-12, discusses the world’s water crisis and the way Rotary specifically addresses water filtration in developing countries. Unsanitary water is responsible for about 80 percent of the…
New York Rotary’s Response to 9/11 (Aired Jan. 8, 2010)
Jul 15 • 24 min
Helen Reisler, the first woman President of the Rotary Club of New York, discusses “the magic of Rotary” and her club’s powerful response to 9/11. Her leadership after 9/11 organized club members to give immediate aid to victims and rescue workers and to…
Boy Scouts of America in the Hudson Valley (Jan. 1, 2010)
Jul 15 • 25 min
Diego Aviles, Chief Operating Officer of the Hudson Valley Council of Boy Scouts, discusses how the organization helps build character, leadership, and personal responsibility. Mr. Aviles describes the origin of the Boy Scouts in England and in America,…
Teachers across Borders (Aired Dec. 18, 2009)
Jul 14 • 26 min
Professional educators Tom and Sue Mounkhall, volunteers for Teachers across Borders (TAB), discuss the valuable work done by this nonprofit organization. TAB’s original purpose was to assist Cambodia in reconstructing its teaching corps, which was…
The Good Dog Foundation (Aired Dec. 11, 2009)
Jul 14 • 25 min
Volunteers for the Good Dog Foundation bring their trained dogs to health facilities and elsewhere to improve recovery rates through canine uplift. Rachel McPherson, Founder and Executive Director, discusses humanitarian tasks these specially trained dogs…
U.N. Day: Rotary International President & more (Aired Nov. 27, 2009)
Jul 14 • 23 min
Recorded at the 2009 U.N. Day in New York City, RadioRotary co-hosts Jonah Triebwasser and Sarah O’Connell interview Rotary International President, Scotland’s John Kenny (2009-10) and others. President Kenny discusses his Rotary background and his…
Saving Lives in El Salvador with Clean Water Nov. 20, 2009
Jul 14 • 23 min
Highland Rotarian Stephanie King discusses the need for clean water around the world. Explaining that one billion people in the world today are without safe drinking water, Ms. King describes the sand filter water system that saves thousands of lives,…
Elderact Humanitarians (Aired Nov. 13, 2009)
Jul 14 • 26 min
Wappingers Rotarian Louise Quartuccio, Director of Social Services at Elant, and Fishkill Rotarian Pat Usifer, Corporate Director of Activities at Elant, discuss Elderact, an important recent humanitarian component of Rotary in local District 7210.…
Community Foundations of Dutchess Country (Aired Nov. 6, 2009)
Jul 14 • 25 min
Community Foundations of Dutchess County (CFDC) officers, Andrea L. Reynolds, president and CEO, and Nevill Smythe, vice-president of programs, discuss how the various foundations within CFDC and its affiliates help to enhance the quality of life of…
Saving Lives with Clean Water (Aired Oct. 30, 2009)
Jul 14 • 25 min
LaGrange Rotarian Frank Evert, president and founder of the nonprofit organization Water without Borders, describes how his organization provides sustainable sources of safe drinking water to locations in the United States and throughout the world. Mr.…
International Professional Exchange Program Oct. 23, 2009
Jul 14 • 22 min
Group Study Exchange (GSE) is a cultural and vocational exchange opportunity open to the public for nonRotary businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40. The program provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits in paired areas…
Changing Children’s Lives (Aired October 16, 2009)
Jul 14 • 24 min
Plastic surgeon Dr. Manoj Abraham discusses how he and his dedicated medical teams change the lives of children needing plastic surgery through a humanitarian project called Healing the Children Northeast. The nonprofit’s mission has been to heal children…
Habitat for Humanity (Aired October 9, 2009)
Jul 14 • 23 min
Maureen Taylor, Executive Administrator in Dutchess County’s Habitat for Humanity, discusses how home ownership is made possible for low income families with the ability to carry the responsibilities of the home once it is built. Ms. Taylor describes…
Rebuilding Together with Rhinebeck Rotary Oct. 2, 2009
Jul 14 • 25 min
Dave Dobson, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together in Dutchess County, and Rhinebeck Rotarians Mike Mazarella and Mike Frasier, discuss their joint volunteer efforts to help repair homes for those in need. Rebuilding Together, a leading nonprofit…
Salvation Army: Doing Good in the World September 25, 2009
Jul 14 • 26 min
Salvation Army Captain Doris Gonzalez (whose brother is a Rotarian in Puerto Rico) and Salvation Army Advisory Board Chairman Bob Outer discuss various programs in this important humanitarian organization as well as interesting information about…
Domestic Violence Assistance & Prevention September 18, 2009
Jul 14 • 26 min
Kathy Kruger, co-chair of Rotary District 7210’s Domestic Violence Ended (DOVE) and Pleasant Valley Rotarian, and Judy Lombardi, Executive Director of Grace Smith House, discuss the various ways victims of domestic violence can get help in the Hudson…
Truly Friends of Seniors (Aired on September 11, 2009)
Jul 14 • 24 min
Susan Davidson, Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Seniors, discusses how volunteers in this nonprofit humanitarian organization make a huge difference in the lives of those in need. The organization provides basic support services to the older…
George Byrd Grinnell American Indian Fund September 4, 2009
Jul 14 • 23 min
Millbrook Rotarian Scott Meyer and novelist Eileen Charbonneau, Administrators of the nonprofit George Byrd Grinnell American Indian Fund, dedicated to maintaining the cultural integrity of American Indian communities. The interview covers ways the Fund…
Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley (August 28, 2009)
Jul 14 • 26 min
Founder of the nonprofit organization, Semper Fi Parents of the Hudson Valley, Paula Zwillinger discusses how her organization supports the families of those in the military as well as the military itself. Various forms of support provided by Semper Fi…
ShelterBox: Saving Countless Lives (Aired August 21, 2009)
Jul 14 • 26 min
ShelterBoxes is a UK-based disaster relief organization supported by Rotary clubs around the world. In Rotary District 7210 Suffern Rotarian Larry Palant is ShelterBox Coordinator and Disaster Relief Chair. For this interview, Mr. Palant details how the…
DOVE, or Domestic Violence Ended (Aired on August 14, 2009)
Jul 14 • 27 min
A Rotary member for 23 years, Walden Rotarian Mike Martin, is Rotary District 7210’s Co-chair of Domestic Violence Ended (DOVE). In this interview, he discusses the problem of domestic violence in today’s environment. DOVE works with other domestic…
The Famous Highland Rotary Ribfest (Aired on August 7, 2009)
Jul 14 • 26 min
Two guests from Highland Rotary, Steve Laubach, the assistant governor for District 7210 Region 2, and Don Verity, Station Manager of Hudson Valley Talk Radio, have lots of laughs discussing the now-famous Hudson Valley Ribfest, attracting thousands of…
England, RI Convention Part II: Youth Projects July 31, 2009
Jul 14 • 26 min
RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser interviews humanitarians in the House of Friendship at the Rotary International Birmingham Convention, where 17,000 Rotarians have gathered. The interviewees include John Byrne from Wales discussing the good works of…
Birmingham, England, RI Convention Dr .Jane Goodell
Jul 14 • 24 min
In the first of a two-part series, RadioRotary co-host Jonah Triebwasser interviews humanitarians from around the world in the House of Friendship at the Rotary International Birmingham Convention, where 17,000 Rotarians have gathered. Featured speaker at…
Father/Daughter Presidents: Rotary & Rotaract July 17, 2009
Jul 14 • 24 min
Dr. Suresh Chandani, President of Southern Dutchess Rotary, and Neha Chandani, President of Marist College Rotaract, discuss their local and international humanitarian efforts. Rotaract is a service club for young professionals and students ages 18-30.…
Treating Addiction (Aired on July 10, 2009)
Jul 14 • 25 min
Steven Pressman, Executive Director of Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Centers (MARC) in Poughkeepsie, and Sue Tallardy, Program Director of the MARC Crisis Center, discuss successful approaches and services in treating addictions. MARC operates the Crisis…
Literacy Here and Abroad (Aired July 3, 2009)
Jul 14 • 22 min
Helen LiMarizi, Rotary District 7210’s Literacy Chair and Director of Literacy Connections for Putnam County, discusses interesting – and sometimes surprising — information about literacy here and around the world. Ms. LiMarizi describes Rotary’s emphasis…
Food Pantries: Helping Those in Need (Aired June 26, 2009)
Jul 14 • 21 min
Millbrook Rotarian Rev. Dr. Doug Fisher (Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Millbrook, NY) discusses how Hudson Valley Rotarians and other humanitarian organizations support Food Pantries, a vital resource for those in need in today’s economic environment.
Doug Hovey: Equal Rights Champion (Aired June 19, 2009)
Jul 14 • 26 min
Distinguished guest Doug Hovey is the recipient of the NYS Senate’s 2006 prestigious Achiever’s Award, which recognizes accomplishments on behalf of the community while overcoming personal challenges, and the recipient of the Red Cross 1995 Humanitarian…
Youth Exchange June 12, 2009
Jul 14 • 27 min
Wayne Johnson, Youth Exchange Chair for Rotary District 7210 in Rotary Year 2009-10, shares important information for parents and teens interested in Rotary’s excellent international exchange program. The Rotary Youth Exchange program provides thousands…
International Medical Relief Foundation (Aired June 5, 2009)
Jul 14 • 28 min
Rotary District 7210’s Past District Governor (1990-91) Chet Sawyer, International Medical Relief Foundation Co-Chair with Nuise Prewphan Bhitiyakul, discusses how his organization of dedicated Rotarians in the Mid Hudson region of New York State collects…
Rotary District Governor David Green (Aired May 29, 2009)
Jul 14 • 29 min
David Green, District Governor Elect (2009-10), discusses what Rotary means to him and his plans and hopes for his district next year. Among the topics he explores are polio eradication worldwide and Rotary’s capacity to provide service to local…
Rotary Doctoral Thesis (Aired on May 22, 2009)
Jul 14 • 29 min
In a unique RadioRotary program, doctoral candidate Ed Kalinka discusses his research for his thesis on the topic of Why Rotarians Volunteer: An examination of Their Motives and Incentives. Mr Kalinka, a Florham Park (New Jersey) Rotarian, provides…
Interact, Rotaract, Elderact (Aired on May 15, 2009)
Jul 14 • 29 min
Roger Risko (Arlington Rotary), Rotary District 7210 Advisor to Interact, Rotaract, and Elderact, describes each of these humanitarian clubs and explains the importance of attracting people of all ages to humanitarianism. Jimmy Lyles, Interact President…
An Amazing Success Story (Aired on May 8, 2009)
Jul 14 • 30 min
In this riveting interview, Nate Almeida describes his ultimately successful journey, from living on the streets to becoming the President and founder of a Rotary community Rotaract organization, called Nubian Directions. Darnell White, Head of Technology…
Rotary Foundation Bringing Us Closer to Peace April 24, 2009
Jul 14 • 23 min
Past District Governor Knut Johnsen (2003-04) and Rotary District 7210’s Rotary Foundation Chair, discusses Rotary International’s mission to “bring us closer to world peace … through the humanitarian and educational programs” made possible by financing…
Rotary Club Close-ups: Red Hook & New Paltz April 17, 2009
Jul 14 • 22 min
Representatives from two Rotary clubs provide insight into how autonomous Rotary clubs are similar yet different, depending on the talent and skills of their members, as they provide humanitarian service locally and abroad. Red Hook Rotarian Niki Weaver…
Polio: A Plane Ride Away (Aired on April 10, 2009)
Jul 14 • 24 min
We are nearly there, very close. The success of Rotary International’s polio eradication campaign, called PolioPlus, is described by Rotary District 7210’s PolioPlus Chair Bunnee Webb who clarifies why polio continues to be an issue in the world today.…
World Community Service: Helping Those in Need April 3, 2009
Jul 14 • 22 min
Miller, Chair of Rotary District 7210’s World Community Service (facilitated through The Rotary Foundation), discusses this committee’s humanitarian contributions here and abroad. Host Rotary clubs in the United States connect with Rotary clubs in other…
Rotary U.N. Day (Aired on March 27, 2009)
Jul 14 • 24 min
At the United Nations on November 7, 2009, RadioRotary co-hosts Sarah O’Connell and Jonah Triebwasser interviewed Exchange Students from the Hudson Valley and representatives from young adult Rotary clubs — Interact and Rotaract – from around the world.…
Protecting Children from Abuse (Aired on March 20, 2009)
Jul 14 • 23 min
Sue Gould, Executive Director of the Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Dutchess County, discusses her organization’s mission: to protect children, advocate on their behalf, and educate the community on how to prevent abuse. The Center partners…
World Peace Fellows (Aired on March 13, 2009)
Jul 14 • 24 min
Rotary District 7210’s World Peace Fellow Chair and Past District Governor in 2001-02, Betsy Kopstein-Stuts (Poughkeepsie South Rotary Club) discusses The Rotary Foundation’s World Peace Fellow scholarship program that trains people in conflict…
Successful Environmental Programs (Aired on March 6, 2009)
Jul 14 • 24 min
Environmental advocate and outdoors writer for the Poughkeepsie Journal since 1994, Bill Conners addresses conservation and hunting and fishing issues. He holds numerous leadership positions in such organizations as the Federation of Dutchess County Fish…
Hunters Helping the Hungry (Aired on February 27, 2009)
Jul 14 • 23 min
Penny Hickman, Vice President of the Conservation Awareness Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Dutchess County Fish and Game, discusses the humanitarian nonprofit group called Hunters Helping the Hungry. Volunteer hunters…
Cleft Palate Surgery (Aired on February 20, 2009)
Jul 14 • 23 min
Kathy Kruger, Registered Nurse and Assistant Governor of Rotary District 7210 (Region 3), discusses her role as Rotaplast (Rotary + Plastic Surgery) Ambassador for the district. This program provides cleft lip and cleft palate surgery for children around…
A Past District Governor ‘s Story Aired on February 13, 2009
Jul 14 • 22 min
Rotary District 7210’s Past District Governor Dr. Jim Yarmus (2007-2008) discusses his journey from Cuba in 1960 to becoming a U.S. citizen, a Civil Engineer, a Rotarian (Spring Valley Rotary), and a district governor. A Past President of the Society of…
RadioRotary joins Hudson Valley Talk Radio February 6, 2009
Jul 14 • 23 min
RadioRotary’s first interview on the Hudson Valley Talk Radio Network features Rotary District 7210’s Past District Governor Jeffrey Keahon (2008-2009) from Pearl River Rotary Club. Defining Rotary as “an international network of community volunteers,…