Tag Archives: Hurricane Katrina

Memphis Hosts Habitat’s Jimmy Carter Work Project

Atlanta, GA. Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter, along with country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, helped build a home today in Memphis, Tennessee, and joined Habitat for Humanity in announcing its 33rd Carter Work Project, which will take place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, Aug. 21-27, 2016.   […]

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He’s Back! NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing World for Better (2009)

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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Joan Rivers Supports Healing Center in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA. I spoke this week with Sallie Ann Glassman who told me how proud the New Orleans Healing Center (NOHC) is to present an “Evening with Joan Rivers” next month in their facility.  “Uncensored.  Unscripted.  Unpredictable.”  How could I imagine anything else?  “This is a ‘once in a lifetime’ benefit performance for us and […]

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Zafen: Redefining “Interest” in the Changing World of Microfinance

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Microfinance has taken a beating lately for shifting far afield from its humanitarian origins, originally funding tiny businesses run by poor women in developing countries to feed their families. It’s become a good idea gone bad, a charitable enterprise spoiled as profit surpassed people as the rationale for investment. It sickens the soul. […]

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Dr. Judy on Trauma of Disasters – like Haitian Earthquake

Dr. Judy Kuriansky trained local Boy Scouts to be “comforters”in the wake of the earthquake that recently destroyed Haiti. The patients were also grateful that anyone cared to talk to them. These helpers are now recruiting other youth and training them in the techniques they learned from Dr. Kuriansky. Known globally as “Dr. Judy,” she […]

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Wynton Marsalis Awarded French Legion of Honor in NYC

New York, N.Y. Wynton Marsalis received France’s highest distinction last week in New York – the insignia of chevalier of the Legion of Honor, an honor that was first awarded by Napoleon Bonaparte. Sitting literally at his feet during the performance of the Wynton Marsalis Quintet which followed the ceremony, I witnessed why Wynton Marsalis […]

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Hip Campaign from World’s Oldest Humanitarian Program

Geneva, Switzerland.  The International Red Cross and Red Crescent can be best understood as a collection of pieces building a whole. In my first piece, I told the story of the Secretary General. In my second column, I interviewed him on the role of the Red Cross Red Crescent today. The latest Red Cross Red […]

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HuffPo Interview with Red Cross Secretary General in Geneva

New York, N.Y.  Having witnessed the incredible work of the Red Cross in Aceh, Indonesia following the Tsunami of 2004 — and seeing for the first time Red Crescents in action — I have always dreamed to meet those responsible for coordinating the largest humanitarian response in human history. I recently interviewed is one of […]

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