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Traveling overseas? If you are headed to Africa, there are a number of routine vaccines that every incoming visitor is highly recommended to take prior to travel. You probably need some vaccines when traveling to Africa. When you are traveling as part of a humanitarian mission, there is a big chance that you may be …

General John Abizaid, Ret., Olmsted Scholar and Former Commander of U.S. Central Command, Speaks at the 3rd Annual Olmsted Lecture Series at the National Pre...

KALAMAZOO, MI – The Northwoods League has released its complete schedule for the 2019 season. The schedule now features 22 teams with the additions of the... Full Story

KALAMAZOO (WKZO AM/FM) --  The Nemo Dodd murder case could have to be retried in a Kalamazoo courtroom after the State Supreme Court has now ruled that Brian Roberts didn’t get a fair trial.  
Expert witnesses testified at his original trial that 2-year old Nehemiah Dodd suffered the kind of injuries one might get in a &ldq...

My name is Peter Gower and I am an artist and owner of the Palette Art Gallery & Studio which represents 30+ contemporary artists from Michigan, the U.S. and around the world. I opened my fine art gallery two years ago and would now like to take it to the next level. Due to the seasonal natur...

International law outlines protections for human rights. In addition, many organizations work to promote human rights and awareness of what they are.

We hear about human rights all the time. But what are human rights exactly? Each and every person has these rights as soon as he or she is born.

Do you pay your employees fairly? Of course! You did your research when making salary offers, you award the regular cost of living raises and you pay for their overtime work. Still, according to a recent study, 46 percent of employees feel that they are underpaid.

QUINCY, MI  (WKZO AM/FM) --   A device used to keep engine blocks warm in the winter time so they are easier to start is being blamed for sparking a barn fire in Branch County.  
The Quincy Fire Department says the first engines to respond to the fire at 315 Maple Road found the barn fully engulfed in flames so they ini...

Especially in the wake of last week’s election, and given that the progress we’ve made to protect transgender students is at risk, here are four of the toxic messages I learned about gender plus some alternative messages that adults, especially educators, should share instead.

Winter in Kalamazoo, Michigan is beautiful! The winter season offers so many unique experiences for families and plenty of opportunities to be active. Each winter, we make a bucket list of things that we want to experience together as a family. We have a few favorites that top our list every year. Following are our …

New research highlights a strong correlation between success and parental expertise.

New research shows two very different outcomes for the continent based on our actions.

Access to clean drinking water and sanitation is a basic human right, according to the United Nations. However billions of people around the world continue to drink contaminated water and suffer the consequences. This includes a number of dangerous diseases, including diarrhea diseases and cholera. When humanitarian travellers make their way to communities where development …

Kenyans are firing seeds around the country to grow more trees. They're even coated in charcoal to stop wild animals from eating them.

BATTLE  CREEK  (WKZO AM/FM) -- New charges have been brought against a former Athens Teacher charged with having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student.
Tyler Millward had been charged with using a computer to commit a crime and three counts of making false statements to police.   '
But that was before the girl wa...

Humanitarian travel may pose certain risks. To stay safe, travelers must have a support system in place. This includes their organization, information sources, any participating agencies, and local support, among others. At Raptim we are committed to our travelers’ safety while on a mission. Here is how we provide safe harbors for humanitarians. Staying Safe …

Indoor air pollution from stoves and fires causes more deaths than HIV, malaria and TB combined.

There are currently 65 million displaced persons around the world. Many of who are refugees have fled violence and persecution in their home countries. Today, they are trying to lead a normal life. So if you are considering helping refugees as a volunteer with in-camp activities, there are some things to understand. Volunteering for humanitarian …

The Helen L. Fox encouraged those she met. Now the music center named for her encourages youngsters to appreciate music and the benefits it brings.

Humanitarians travel the world to the places where help is needed most. Many work in the aid sector, while others participate as volunteers offering their skills for free. Humanitarian travel is different from going abroad on vacation. It requires adapting to new environments, working with a culture that’s not your own, and facing many other challenges. Because humanitarians travel to areas affected by conflict, disaster, or…

On this day in 2001, the British author J.K. Rowling’s star creation–bespectacled boy wizard Harry Potter–makes his big-screen debut in Harry Potter and the

If you have diabetes, you are at higher risk for diabetic eye disease, a group of eye conditions that often affect people with diabetes.

Duty of Care refers to the obligation of humanitarian organizations to their humanitarian workers and volunteers. They must do everything in their power to maintain the well-being, security, and safety of humanitarians when they are supplying aid and offering the much-needed help in vulnerable locations. In other words, Duty of Care is a legal obligation …

“Our partnership with Raptim is vital to the Mercy Ships mission of bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor."

In the workplace, leaders can benefit from increasing positive emotions for several reasons. People in a positive state feel safer, and therefore are more open to learning and new experiences.