WBEZ | His Wheels International http://www.wbez.org/tags/his-wheels-international Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Pope Francis speaks to Congress http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-24/pope-francis-speaks-congress-113057 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Carolyn%20Kaster.jpg" title="(Photo: Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster)" /></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225415452&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Examining Pope Francis&#39; message to Congress</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress this morning. He spoke about a range of issues - everything from the death penalty to income inequality and immigration. We&rsquo;ll talk about the speech and how it may have resonated with lawmakers, Catholics and the larger American public with Michael Murphy, director of Catholic Studies at Loyola University and Father Donald Senior, president emeritus and chancellor of the Catholic Theological Union.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p><ul><li><em><span id="docs-internal-guid-19601d90-00fc-f88e-97d1-1f6c77322c90">Michael Murphy is director of Catholic Studies at <a href="http://twitter.com/loyolachicago">Loyola University.</a></span></em></li><li><em>Father Donald Senior is the president emeritus and chancellor of Catholic Theological Union.</em></li></ul></div><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225417037&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 22px; background-color: rgb(255, 244, 244);">Global Activism: Revisiting His Wheels International</span></p><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><p>Global Activist Alice Teisan of His Wheels International will update us on her work helping people with disabilities adjust to their challenges through bike technology. A former nurse at Rush Hospital, Alice was an avid cyclist before being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She then channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others. His Wheels International recycles old bicycles to send overseas. Alice will also tell us about the Chicago Unconventional Bike Expo (CUBE) on October 2-4, 2015. It&rsquo;s a show for &ldquo;recumbent tricycles, quadracycles, folding cycles, tandems, velomobiles, transporters, electrical bikes, special needs bikes, collectibles, cargo bikes, trailers, customized designs and accessories&quot;.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong>&nbsp;<em><span id="docs-internal-guid-19601d90-0101-d486-6d5b-ff228d0ab103">Alice Teisan is the founder and executive director of <a href="http://twitter.com/HisWheels">His Wheels International</a>. &nbsp;</span></em></p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2015-09-24/pope-francis-speaks-congress-113057 Global Activism: His Wheels International Update http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-update-113052 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA-His Wheels.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Alice Teisan of <a href="http://www.hiswheels.org">His Wheels International</a>, updates us on her work helping people with disabilities through bike technology. Alice was an avid cyclist before a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others. His Wheels International recycles old bicycles to send overseas. Alice will also talk about the Chicago Unconventional Bike Expo (CUBE) on October 2-4, 2015, a show for &ldquo;recumbent tricycles, quadracycles, folding cycles, tandems, velomobiles, transporters, electrical bikes, special needs bikes, collectibles, cargo bikes, trailers, customized designs and accessories.&quot;<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/225417037&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe><em><strong>Alice Teisan is making her book, &quot;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Riding-Faith-Keeping-Balance-ebook/dp/B009YLG2TY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1372287440&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=alice+teisan">Riding on Faith: Keeping Your Balance When the Wheels Fall Off</a>&quot; avaiable by f<span id="docs-internal-guid-afaa7e2e-0098-a2eb-794a-9342ea73ba94">ree Kindle download through September 26</span>th, 2015</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><span id="docs-internal-guid-afaa7e2e-004d-258e-dd49-18d0cac641d8">EVENT: </span><a href="http://cube-expo.com/">Chicago Unconventional Bike Expo (CUBE)</a></strong></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-afaa7e2e-004d-258e-dd49-18d0cac641d8">October. 2nd-4th, 2015</span></p><p dir="ltr"><span id="docs-internal-guid-afaa7e2e-004d-258e-dd49-18d0cac641d8">Tinley Park Convention Center</span></p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-afaa7e2e-004d-258e-dd49-18d0cac641d8">18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL&nbsp;</span></p></p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:44:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-update-113052 Global Activism: 'His Wheels International' provides bicycles for the disabled around the globe http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-provides-bicycles-disabled-around <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/GA His Wheels.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Alice Teisan, the founder of His Wheels International, gives us an update on how things have taken off for her since being featured on our Global Activism series last year. Teisan, a former nurse at Rush Hospital in Chicago, was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. But she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others around the world suffering from disabilities. Alice created<a href="http://www.hiswheels.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> His Wheels International</a> in 2005. The group recycles old bicycles to send overseas.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135877913&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:23:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-provides-bicycles-disabled-around Global Activism: His Wheels International sends bicycle parts to the disabled overseas http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-sends-bicycle-parts-disabled <p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F77302960&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" height="216" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/HWI%20Ethiopia.jpg" style="float: left;" title="Picture of a trike recipient in 2012 at Soddo Christian Hospital in Ethiopia. (Courtesy of Soddo Christian Hospital/Ethiopia Staff-His Wheels International)" width="163" />Alice Teisan, a former nurse at Rush Hospital, was an avid cyclist before she was 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.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><p>In 2005, she created <a href="http://www.hiswheels.org">His Wheels International</a> out of her own home, which recycles old bicycles to send overseas.</p><p>Teisan&rsquo;s book <a href="http://hiswheels.org/20-frontpage/325-riding-on-faith-keeping-your-balance-when-the-wheels-fall-off"><em>Riding on Faith: Keeping Your Balance When the Wheels Fall Off </em></a>is available on Amazon in paperback and in Kindle format. She will offer the Kindle download for free until February 2 as a gift to WBEZ listeners.</p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Alice%20Teisan.jpg" style="width: 234px; height: 169px; float: right;" title="Alice Teisan, founder of His Wheels International and author of 'Riding on Faith: Keeping Your Balance When the Wheels Fall Off'. (Courtesy of His Wheels International)" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">Initially, she had small goals.</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&quot;My initial goal back in 2003 was to give away 100 bikes in my lifetime. In 2005 after being challenged by my mentor, then 90, I founded His Wheels International. Since then His her group has distributed 1,600 bikes and hand-pedaled trikes to people affiliated with 88 countries. We have prototyped 22 different trike prototypes. Our trikes have been assembled, fabricated and manufactured on five continents.&quot;</div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-his-wheels-international-sends-bicycle-parts-disabled