New York, NY, September 26, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Musician and grass roots philanthropist Angela McKenzie introduced "Initiative Radio" (IR) on WSIA 88.9 FM and WWW.WSIA.FMon September 5th, 2007. IR airs every Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and highlights the work of non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and inter-governmental organizations (IGO's), as well as corporations and individuals who are engaged in humanitarian and philanthropic initiatives. There is also a thematic musical element to each program.
The first three weeks of October are devoted to observing the life and non-violent principles of Monhandas Karamchand Gandhi who is universally known as the Mahatma Gandhi. These programs were inspired by the United Nations resolution passed this June, declaring October 2nd - Gandhi's birth anniversary to be the "International Day of Non-violence."
Joining Angela on the first two programs is well-placed UN staff member Rahul Sur, to guide listeners through the life and times of Gandhi, to examine the experiences that shaped his methods for non-violent resistance and the events that elevated him to the status of a great leader for India and an icon for world peace.
On the third and final program, Angela speaks with Arun Gandhi, who is the Mahatma's grandson. Growing up Gandhi could be regarded as a burden or a blessing - Arun counted his blessings and since then has tirelessly promoted the Gandhian principles in venues the world over.
Other guests who'll share their views on Gandhi include; Henry Krieger, triple Oscar nominated ("Dreamgirls") and Tony and Grammy Award winning composer; Rajnesh Domalpali, multi film festival award winning writer and director of the Indian screenplay "Vanaja"; Father Robert Badillo, pastor of Our Lady of Solace Roman Catholic Church; Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, Carl Murrell, alternate representative for the UN Baha'i community in the US and many others.
The remainder of October will feature the work of the NGO TOSTAN (www.tostan.org) whose community-lead initiatives in Senegal include the abolition of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and also the National Hockey League's Hockey Fights Cancer Initiative.
For more information email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.theamckinitiative.org