Chicagoan Jason Savsani believes that sharing a home cooked meal with someone is one of the most intimate things you can do. While traveling in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Jason was hosted by a Cambodian family for a meal in their home. Jason will tell us how eating and sharing tales from their respective homelands inspired him to create “Meal Sharing,” to help people eat healthier, waste less and break down cultural barriers.
For Global Activism, we talk with Alice Teisan, an avid cyclist diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. Despite her major health setback, she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others suffering from disabilities globally. She created His Wheels International, out of her own home, recycling old bicycles and their parts to send overseas.
WGN reporter Randi Belisomo has a passion for bringing clean water to those in need. She has traveled with the non-profit Living Water International to several locations, including Haiti, and just led a trip to El Salvador this past November. Worldview gets an update on her work.
We’ll talk with Wauconda couple, Steve and Paulie Kutschat. They have a deep love for books. After a trip to Africa, the Kutschat’s founded Bookfriends International, a nonprofit providing educational resources to secondary school-age children in Africa. Bookfriends gives the children text books, library books and reference materials that are in desperately short supply in their local villages.
Jerome catches up with Sandeep Ahuja & Dr. Shelly Batra, founders of Operation Asha. The organization works to eradicate tuberculosis. They began in India, but are now successfully expanding to Cambodia and Vietnam.
It's Thursday! That means it's time for our Global Activism segment. Each Thursday, we talk with a person who decided to make the world a better place.Today, we catch up with one of our Global Activists, Maribeth Joy, executive director of CircEsteem.
It’s time for our Global Activism series. Each Thursday, we hear about a person who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.And former high school teacher, Elizabeth Powley, believes that “every child has the right to learn.”
On today's Global Activism segment, photojournalist Paola Gianturco discusses the new, international activist grandmother movement she documents in her photographic book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon.