Humanitarian

Humanitarian

SudanHaitiMississippi

 

The Talk Radio News Service is committed to corporate responsibility. In the past, we have driven soup trucks for Martha’s Table in Washington, D.C. Currently, our staff is involved with the Marsha Barbour Community Resource Center, a program of Mississippi Cares International, in Pass Christian, MS. Bureau Chief Ellen Ratner is a co-founder of the Marsha Barbour Center and is president of its Board of Directors.

TRNS staff members have visited the Marsha Barbour Center, and have helped train local community members in the use of New Tek TriCasters and other video production tools. TRNS correspondents Geoff Holtzman and Justin Duckham traveled to Pass Christian in August of 2010 to put their video production and editing knowledge to use, and discovered a staff eager to explore new technology and a group of exceptional young people, grateful for the opportunity to learn new skills.

“Being able to go down there and help expose the Marsha Barbour Center to new and exciting cutting-edge equipment was truly a one-of-a-kind experience,” said Holtzman.

TRNS staff members continue to consult with Mississippi Cares International on issues such as web presence and audio production.

The Talk Radio News Service is also involved with several projects in Southern Sudan. Working with Christian Solidarity International, TRNS staff members have initiated three projects:

The first teaches Coherent breathing techniques to Sudanese citizens that have experienced post traumatic stress due to having been exposed to over 22 years of war. The second initiative is a micro-enterprise business that involves helping polio survivors produce crosses for sale in the U.S. and Europe. The third is developing basketball courts, showers and latrines as a lead-in to literacy, teamwork, hygiene and team and community building.

Check out the videos and photos below to view samples of TRNS humanitarian work.

 

Articles:

Friends:

  • Marsha Barbour Community Center
  • Christian Solidarity International
  • Soles4Souls

 

Sudan

 

 

Haiti

 

 

Mississippi

No Charges For Cop Who Shot Black Man 14 Times

“Based on all the evidence and analysis presented in this report, I come to the conclusion that Officer Manney’s use of force in this incident was justified self defense,” Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said.

Appeals Court Strikes Down N.C. Abortion Ultrasound Mandate

Source: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

The law required physicians to describe a mandated ultrasound to a woman even if she were to “avert her eyes or “refuse to hear” what was being described.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – December 22, 2014

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Tunisia chooses its next president in the country’s first democratic elections, and Pakistan and Jordan reinstitute the death penalty.

Justice Department Calls Alstrom Bribery Scandal “Astounding”

“It was astounding in its breadth, its brazenness and its worldwide consequences,” said Deputy Attorney General James Cole.

3 Ways Violence Thrives- But Shouldn’t

It is time we take a neighborly approach and respond to social media violence, violence on television and in movies as well as the micro-aggressions we all often witness.

TRNS News Notes- 12/22

After deadly ambush, NYPD on alert
Pols: blame, pain, outrage
Civil rights leaders reax
North Korea back on terror list?
U.S. asks China for help
What could the U.S. do to North Korea?
WH / Sony spat / Crackle
Cuba: Obama defends actions