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Lisa Van Deman: Hometown Hero

Lisa Van Deman is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. She is the executive director Kidzu Children’s Museum. Lisa describes Kidzu as “8,500 square feet of awesome.” It is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through creative play.  The museum is located at University Place. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/May/04/HOMETOWN%20HERO_MAY%204th%20LISA%20VAN%20DEMAN%20(hometown%20hero).mp3 Visit their website for more information. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since 2002.  ...

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The Human Microbiome and Raw Milk

Jeff Danner discusses the Human Microbiome.  Specifically with regards to the debate over raw milk.  Danner takes issue with a recent commentary by Colleen Bridger on the subject. Previously, Danner wrote a four-part essay on the Human Microbiome.  Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4....

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Timna Understein: Hometown Hero

Timna Understein is Friday’s Hometown Hero. She started Respect the Rays to raise her awareness about skin cancer.  Timna is a two-time cancer survivor.  She started the Respect the Rays Facebook page back in 2012 and it has grown into much more. More about Timna Understein from the Respect the Rays website: “After her second diagnosis, she decided to create something positive out of her experience. So rather than be imprisoned by fear, she focuses her energy on educating others about sun safety and melanoma. Respect the Rays is a multifaceted organization that serves grades K-12 via developmentally appropriate...

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Tim Hucks: Hometown Hero

Tim Hucks is Thursday’s Hometown Hero. Tim has done great work in the community over the years for a number of causes.  He has especially devoted a lot of time to Volunteers For Youth. The focus of Volunteers for Youth is delinquency prevention. Through the mentoring program, community service program, and teen court program, Volunteers for Youth works to provide young people with the tools to become responsible adults.  Find out more at their website. Tim also heads up the Larry Fedora Golf Tournament which raises money for Volunteers for Youth. This year’s tournament is Monday, May 16.  Find...

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Shannon Gigliotti: Hometown Hero

Shannon Ghigliotti is Monday’s Hometown Hero. Shannon works with the Inter-Faith Council. She works closely with the Support Circles program.  Support Circles partners with individuals and families who are experiencing – or at risk of – homelessness and who are transitioning into permanent housing. The Inter-Faith Council is the principal agency in Orange County for mobilizing our community to address homelessness, hunger, and economic disparity. You can nominate your own Hometown Hero.  WCHL has honored local members of our community everyday since 2002.  ...

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