Today marks the 50th birthday of the United States Peace Corps. More than 200,000 Americans have served in 139 countries since President Kennedy founded the Peace Corps. Ann Bozick is the president of the Pittsburgh Area Peace Corps Association. Ann joined Rose this afternoon on the KDKA afternoon news to discuss the Peace Corps. Click below to listen to Ann and Rose!
US Peace Corps volunteer Ken Best (L) pushes a trolley past a security guard at the Tribhuvan International Airport departure terminal before boarding a plane, in Kathmandu 18 September 2004. A group of 27 US Peace Corps volunteers left Nepal 18 September following the US government's decision to suspend all Peace Corps activities in Nepal. The US State Department announced 15 September it has authorized the departure of non-emergency personnel and family members of the US embassy in Kathmandu and suspended Peace Corps aid work in Nepal due to security concerns. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)(Photo credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)