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Rotary Voices
Rotary Voices
Rotary magazine

The Rotary Voices podcast features in-depth interviews with thought leaders, Rotary news updates, and immersive stories from Rotary magazine. Learn more about... more

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Stephanie Urchick: The playmaker

As an avid sports fan, President Stephanie Urchick is well-positioned to light the lamp, clear the bases, and split the... more

09 Jul 2024 · 14 minutes
Labor of love

Supported by a Rotary Programs of Scale award, an initiative in Nigeria seeks to remedy the country's high instances of... more

01 Jul 2024 · 19 minutes
From farm to pantry

Harvest Against Hunger rescues a staggering amount of produce from Washington's farm fields and fruit trees to nourish hungry families.... more

13 Jun 2024 · 18 minutes
Greetings from Singapore

A recap of the latest news, events, acts of service, and milestones in the Rotary community. The 2024 Rotary International... more

26 May 2024 · 6 minutes
Life line: Preventing suicide

In 2015, Lori Crider lost her nephew to suicide. During a long, and ongoing, journey of grief, she met Shirley... more

21 May 2024 · 32 minutes
Dr. Peter Salk on immunizations and his father’s legacy

On April 12, 1955, Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr. announced to the world that Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine was safe,... more

24 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
World Immunization Week kicks off

A recap of the latest news, events, acts of service, and milestones in the Rotary community. This is a key... more

23 Apr 2024 · 6 minutes
Hope in grief

With suicides rising in the U.S., Rotary members who’ve lost loved ones are determined to prevent more deaths. Their first... more

09 Apr 2024 · 17 minutes
Rotary’s first first gentleman: Nick Krayacich

On July 1, 2022, Jennifer Jones became Rotary’s first female president – which left her husband, Nick Krayacich, in a... more

19 Mar 2024 · 36 minutes
How the CART Fund is fueling Alzheimer’s research

South Carolina Rotarian Roger Ackerman watched his mother-in-law slowly lose herself to Alzheimer's over two decades. Over lunch one day... more

05 Mar 2024 · 22 minutes
Two years of war: The battle for Ukraine’s identity

February 24, 2024 marks the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Russia still occupies 18 percent of the country.... more

19 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
First response to the opioid crisis

“The more people that are prepared to deal with an event, the safer everybody is going to be.” Elizabeth Hewitt... more

08 Feb 2024 · 23 minutes
The magic of Rotary: A town hall with Stephanie Urchick

Since joining Rotary in 1991, President-elect Stephanie Urchick has served the organization in many roles, including as a director, Foundation... more

22 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
Santa, the Rotarian

There has long been suspicion that Santa Claus is a Rotarian. Believe it or not, Rotary magazine has tried to... more

21 Dec 2023 · 35 minutes
The culinary paradise of Singapore

“’To the people, food is heaven,’ says an ancient Chinese adage. If there is a food heaven on Earth, I’m... more

10 Dec 2023 · 16 minutes
The business of giving

For Derrick Kinney, money is not a stressor, but a tool to help others. He believes that by seeing money... more

27 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
The value of vigilance

“This expanded wastewater surveillance network around the globe has a vast potential for the future.” Rotary senior staff writer Diana... more

16 Nov 2023 · 19 minutes
Polio update: Closing in on zero

Wild poliovirus is circulating in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Last year, the variant poliovirus was detected in a few previously polio-free... more

24 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
The flight to end polio

Four years ago, Iowa Rotarian Peter Teahen was enchanted by the idea of flying around the world. He called upon... more

07 Oct 2023 · 32 minutes
Shape-shifting Singapore

“You think you know Singapore? Think again.” Rotary editor Wen Huang explores an always-changing Singapore ahead of the 2024 Rotary... more

15 Sep 2023 · 16 minutes
Better together: The benefits of membership

Community organizations like Rotary provide the perfect opportunity to help others and better ourselves. But in an era of overwhelming... more

01 Sep 2023 · 35 minutes
Solving the Alzheimer's puzzle

As scientists rush to develop powerful and meaningful new treatments for Alzheimer's disease, which affects millions of people globally, a... more

18 Jul 2023 · 35 minutes
Ethos into action

Gordon McInally, the 2023-24 Rotary International president, has been on a lifelong journey of helping and caring for others, one... more

03 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
Why should we care about Russia’s war against Ukraine?

Ivo Daalder, president of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and John Hewko, CEO of Rotary International and The Rotary... more

14 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
A debt to the dead

Last fall, Chris Kolenda set out on his Fallen Hero Honor Ride, covering 1,700 miles on his bicycle to visit... more

26 May 2023 · 18 minutes
Rick Bayless' culinary diplomacy

Food does more than fuel our bodies; it can nourish our souls and give us a glimpse into other cultures. In... more

15 May 2023 · 28 minutes
The secret marathon

The 2016 film The Secret Marathon tells the story of the perseverance of female runners in Afghanistan, a country where... more

17 Apr 2023 · 19 minutes
The trailblazers

March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate and reflect on the contributions women have made to society. In... more

20 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Life during wartime

Last fall, as the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approached, Rotary magazine’s Wen Huang traveled to Europe to... more

02 Mar 2023 · 33 minutes
The battle for Ukraine’s identity

As the war in Ukraine reaches the one-year mark, Russia’s continued attacks have caused death and devastation, and created millions... more

07 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Lessons from Dr. Loneliness

Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, a University of Chicago professor already was studying loneliness, which he considered a hidden epidemic.... more

30 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Connection is a cure

Exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic seclusion, loneliness has become a global public health crisis, but Rotary clubs, experts, and governments are... more

05 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
A mission to eliminate malaria

The recipient of Rotary's first $2 million Programs of Scale grant, Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, is working to eliminate... more

15 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
A community cure

Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, the recipient of Rotary’s first Programs of Scale award, is confronting a worldwide malady at... more

01 Dec 2022 · 17 minutes
A path forward from PTSD

Trauma, whether from the horrors of war or the loss of a loved one, can feel insurmountable to those experiencing... more

11 Nov 2022 · 44 minutes
Home from war

An Iraq veteran works through his trauma — and adopts a mission to help others, in this audio version of... more

03 Nov 2022 · 22 minutes
Outsmarting polio

The poliovirus is detected in New York and London. A new polio vaccine offers hope to prevent variant polio outbreaks.... more

19 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
A new weapon against polio

Rotary Magazine Presents: A modified polio vaccine, nOPV2, is offering new hope in the fight to eradicate polio. Broadcast Journalist... more

29 Sep 2022 · 15 minutes
The next act

With his play, Visions, Rotary member Lo Bue has turned his addiction into art and provided new roles for former... more

23 Aug 2022 · 12 minutes
Water is life

Alongside Rotary and the nonprofit DigDeep, the Navajo are bringing a vital commodity to their ancestral homeland. Story by Geoffrey... more

23 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
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The poliovirus is detected in New York and London. A new polio vaccine offers hope to prevent variant polio outbreaks. In advance... more