Haiti http://michiganradio.org en Mitch Albom, charity sued over Haiti orphanage http://michiganradio.org/post/mitch-albom-charity-sued-over-haiti-orphanage <p>PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - Operators of a Haiti orphanage are suing journalist Mitch Albom and one of his charities, claiming the best-selling author broke terms of an agreement about running the orphanage after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.<br><br> The Caring and Sharing Mission charity and its Inkster, Michigan founder, the Reverend John Hearn, filed a lawsuit in a Pontiac court this week claiming the Detroit Free Press columnist and his A Hole in the Roof Foundation didn't follow an operating agreement they entered into with the Port-au-Prince mission after the quake.<br> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:12:52 +0000 The Associated Press 9201 at http://michiganradio.org Mitch Albom, charity sued over Haiti orphanage Seeking change in Haiti: One student at a time http://michiganradio.org/post/seeking-change-haiti-one-student-time <p>Today in our Seeking Change series, we have a story of a high school teacher who made an impression on one of her students. Then, that student made an impression on <em>her</em>.</p><p>Chris Trainor is a teacher at Saline High School. Last year, a former student named Jeremy Searls told her about the group he co-founded, &ldquo;Poured Out.&rdquo;&nbsp; The group was installing water filtration systems in homes, schools, and churches in Haiti.</p><p>Trainor told her family about the group and her twelve year old son urged her to go and help the group in Haiti.</p><p>Now, Trainor is trying to help the young Haitian translators who worked with her group in Haiti attend college in the United States.</p><p>Listen to the interview!</p><p><a class="src-url" href="http://environmentreport.org/audio/seekingchange_haiti.mp3" style="color: rgb(85, 102, 221); display: inline-block; max-width: 500px; overflow-x: hidden; overflow-y: hidden; padding-bottom: 1px; padding-top: 4px; text-decoration: none; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: -webkit-auto; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; " target="_blank">http://environmentreport.org/audio/seekingchange_haiti.mp3</a> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:55:42 +0000 Christina Shockley 7047 at http://michiganradio.org Seeking change in Haiti: One student at a time Bringing a horse to water, and water to Haiti http://michiganradio.org/post/bringing-horse-water-and-water-haiti <p>This is not your typical road trip. Brandy and Ashley Nelsey, sisters from West Branch, will be traveling across the country on horseback and raising money for the Haiti Water Project along the way. Jennifer White spoke with Brandy Nelsey about what inspired the trip.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 21:46:33 +0000 Jennifer White & Michigan Radio Newsroom 4096 at http://michiganradio.org Bringing a horse to water, and water to Haiti New fund to send Haitian high school grads to college in MI http://michiganradio.org/post/new-fund-send-haitian-high-school-grads-college-mi <p>A couple of geology professors conducting research in Haiti want to help the people they met there. And on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, their idea to give young Haitians a college education is becoming reality. <a href="http://www.gvsu.edu/">Grand Valley State University</a> is launching a fundraising effort to offer scholarships to promising high school students in Haiti. Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:23:06 +0000 Lindsey Smith 859 at http://michiganradio.org New fund to send Haitian high school grads to college in MI