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Tampa Bay Indian community awards heroes listen

05/16/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Tampa Bay Indian community honored its volunteers on May 15 at the Indian Cultural Center. They are committed to care for the helpless, forsaken, mentally ill, old and sick people. One of the honorees is Narayanan Krishnan who grew up in Madurai, India. At the age of 19 he was working as a chef for a five star hotel. But his career took a turn in 2002.

“I saw a very, very old man eating his own human waste for food,” Krishnan said.

He never left to Switzerland to work as a cook...

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St. Petersburg Times Editor To Speak About Barefoot College listen

02/11/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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People in rural areas of the world often need to find simple solutions to very real problems such as famine and healthcare. Barefoot College was founded in 1972 to solve problems plaguing villages in India. Now its focus is bringing solar energy to rural villages.

India native and founder of Barefoot College Sanjit “Bunker” Roy began his efforts in his home country. He has now expanded the organization to at least 22 countries worldwide. Bill Duryea, National Editor for the *St. Pe...


Eyewitness reflections from Mumbai listen

12/01/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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One of the places that the Mumbai terrorists attacked last Wednesday night was the Oberoi Hotel.

Nicole Oversier is an attorney working in Mumbai. She was at work when the attacks occurred last week. WMNF spoke with her today about the attacks, and the attitudes of Mumbai citizens five days later.

Oversier is also the daughter of WMNF Volunteer Coordinator Carrie Core.

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