Operation Walk Chicago is a volunteer group of orthopedic doctors dedicated to offering medical treatment to impoverished people around the world. They are partnering with Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu. Dr. Ravi Bashyal is a Nepalese-American orthopedic surgeon and volunteer with Operation Walk Chicago. He’ll tell us how his group plans to aid the hospital and doctors in Nepal.
In 2010, a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti's capital, causing over half a million casualties and spurring a slew of international aid. Five years later and people are still struggling to stay on their feet with an unstable government.Niala Boodhoo, host of WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift, joins us from Haiti.
To get to Kesennuma these days, Japan's biggest port town about two hours by bullet train northwest of Tokyo, I had to take a taxi yesterday an hour to the coast.It's cold and snowing here, with only a few inches on the ground, but a total whiteout.
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck in Mexico's western Guerrero state Saturday night, shaking buildings and causing some panic just over 100 miles away in the nation's capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.The U.S.
Each Thursday on Global Activism we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.Deborah Lazar is a librarian at New Trier High School. She's been involved with New Trier’s Haiti Project, which has been supporting the St.
This week's mission begins with this 1-minute video:Thanks to our handy smartphone cameras, this mission is pretty "1,2,3 simple" I think. (Of course you're welcome to use a "real" camera if you'd like :)Please send your photo by Friday.