WBEZ | Nepal http://www.wbez.org/tags/nepal Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Global Activism: Chicago area doctors bring aid to Nepal http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-chicago-area-doctors-bring-aid-nepal-111978 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/operation walk.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Operation Walk Chicago is a volunteer group of orthopedic doctors dedicated to offering medical treatment to impoverished people around the world. They say there are less than 200 trained orthopedic surgeons in Nepal, a country of more than 30 million people. As supplies and aid flow into the earthquake devastated country, Operation Walk is partnering with Nepal Orthopedic Hospital in Kathmandu. Dr. Ravi Bashyal is a Nepalese-American orthopedic surgeon and volunteer with <a href="http://www.operationwalkchicago.com/">Operation Walk Chicago</a>. He&rsquo;ll tell us how his group plans to aid the hospital and doctors in Nepal.</p><p><em>Operation Walk Chicago was suggested to us by WTTW&#39;s Elizabeth Brackett. </em></p><p><em>Operation Walk Chicago&nbsp;</em><em>is <a href="https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=owc&amp;id=1">accepting donations</a></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/203332661&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></p></p> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:03:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-chicago-area-doctors-bring-aid-nepal-111978 Global Activism: Himalaya Project NFP http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-himalaya-project-nfp-111021 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/GA-Himalaya Project.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><span id="docs-internal-guid-b64fdbbb-61d5-41cb-1fac-ea2bd8b01f56"><a href="http://www.himalaya-project.org">Himalaya Project NFP</a>, a Chicago-based, all-volunteer charity, works to provide education and healthcare to people in need in the Himalayan region of Dolpo, Nepal. Socioeconomic and geopolitical factors have left them without access to basic health care. Mark Sobralske, Himalaya Project&rsquo;s Executive Director says, &ldquo;We are going to change that.&rdquo; We&rsquo;ll talk with Mark for our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism"><em>Global Activism</em> </a>series.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/173523816&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></span></p></p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:48:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/global-activism/global-activism-himalaya-project-nfp-111021 Worldview 12.22.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-122211 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-december/2011-12-15/fg-stoke-pt-img08590.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today, <em>Worldview</em> spends the hour revisiting stories from the <em><a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">Global Activism</a></em> series. Cristi Hegranes, the founder of the <a href="http://globalpressinstitute.org/" target="_blank">Global Press Institute</a>, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-06-09/global-activism-women-reporters-change-their-communities-87642" target="_blank">explains</a> why she started a non-profit media organization to train women to be journalists. Educator Christopher Flint talks about <a href="http://www.aactionautism.org/" target="_blank">AACTION Autism</a>, his Chicago-based organization that works with autistic kids in India. And, the founder of <a href="http://www.mindfulmedicineworldwide.org/" target="_blank">Mindful Medicine Worldwide</a> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne">says </a>her group's integrative health care services have helped patients in Nepal.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-122211 Worldview 8.10.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-81011 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-august/2011-08-03/portugal.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In the third installment of our weeklong <em><a href="http://wbez.org/herethere" target="_blank">Here, There</a></em> series on the abortion debate in other countries, we go to Portugal. The Portuguese government legalized voluntary abortions up to the 10th week of pregnancy in 2007. Despite the changes, many doctors still refuse to perform the procedure. Beatriz Padilla, a senior researcher at Center for Research and Studies in Sociology at the <a href="http://www.iscte-iul.pt/home.aspx" target="_blank">University Institute of Lisbon</a>, explains the situation. Later in the hour, we meet <a href="http://www.choying.com/" target="_blank">Ani Choying Drolma</a>, a Nepali Buddhist nun. She founded an organization that supports the education and welfare of Buddhist nuns in her country. Drolma tells us her story and performs a few of her songs in WBEZ’s <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/studios" target="_blank">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a>.</p></p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-81011 Nepali nun finds freedom from misogyny through music http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-10/nepali-nun-finds-freedom-misogyny-through-music-90056 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-03/ANI MICROPHONE.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Today we meet <a href="http://theanifoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ani Choying Drolma</a>, a Nepali Buddhist nun, internationally renowned singer and social activist. Ani is the founder of the <a href="http://www.choying.com/about-nwf.html" target="_blank">Nuns Welfare Foundation of Nepal</a>, an organization that supports the education and well-being of Buddhist nuns, as well as the Ani Foundation, a U.S. branch for her work. In her autobiography <em>Singing for Freedom</em>, she shares her story of running away from an abusive, male-dominated home to find sanctuary at a Buddhist monastery.</p><p>Ani joins us to discuss how becoming a nun has shaped her life’s work. She also performs a few of her songs in our <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/studios" target="_blank">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a>.</p></p> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-10/nepali-nun-finds-freedom-misogyny-through-music-90056 Global Activism: Organization provides integrative healthcare to patients in Nepal http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-07/fg stoke pt IMG_0859.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Each Thursday on our <a href="http://www.wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a> series, we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.</p><p>Grainne McKeown is the founder of <a href="http://www.mindfulmedicineworldwide.org/" target="_blank">Mindful Medicine Worldwide</a>. The organization provides integrative healthcare services to people in Nepal.</p><p>McKeown had spent a year in Nepal studying Buddhism. While she was there she discovered a local integrative care clinic that was completely staffed by volunteers. They had a Tibetan medicine doctor and a homeopath on staff but they didn’t have an acupuncturist.&nbsp; They also had lines and lines of patients waiting to be treated.&nbsp; So when she completed her studies in oriental medicine and acupuncture, she started Mindful Medicine Worldwide and headed back to the clinic to provide acupunture treatment for patients.</p><p><em>Mindful Medicine Worldwide will be holding their Spring Into Wellness Day on May 20, 2011 from 6-9pm at Flourish Studios at 3020 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.</em></p></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 17:26:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-07/global-activism-organization-provides-integrative-healthcare-patients-ne Nepali woman finds freedom from cultural misogyny as a Buddhist nun and through song http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/nepali-woman-finds-freedom-cultural-misogyny-buddhist-nun-and-through-so <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-24/ANI MICROPHONE.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><a href="http://theanifoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ani Choying Drolma</a> is a Nepali Buddhist nun, internationally renowned singer and social activist. She founded the Nuns Welfare Foundation in Nepal to support the education and welfare of Buddhist nuns. And recently Ani started a U.S. branch for her work called the <a href="https://theanifoundation.org/" target="_blank">Ani Foundation</a>. Her autobiography is called <em>Singing for Freedom</em>.</p> <div>Ani shares her story about how she became a nun and how that decision shaped her life&rsquo;s work. She also performs some songs in our <a href="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/studios">Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio</a>.</div><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>EVENTS</strong></p><p>Ani Choying Drolma will be in Chicago from March 24-28.</p> <div>She will make two appearances at Primitive, a furniture and fine arts gallery.</div> <div>130 N. Jefferson St., Chicago</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Thursday, March 28; 7-9pm</div> <div>A special event for healthcare professionals who have visited Nepal or are interested in volunteering opportunities.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Monday, March 28; 11-5pm</div> <div>Ani will discuss her music and philanthropic endeavors.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div><div>For more information, call 312-575-9600 or visit <a href="http://www.theanifoundation.org/">www.theanifoundation.org</a></div></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:33:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-24/nepali-woman-finds-freedom-cultural-misogyny-buddhist-nun-and-through-so