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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Conversations on Family, Health and War

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Takeaway explores a new initiative on birth records in Ohio, the hard decisions faced by people with a high risk of cancer, and the emotional toll of war for U.S. veterans.

The Takeaway

Veterans Still Face Huge Barriers to Healthcare

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A new program designed to give veterans faster and more efficient access to healthcare is facing a number of obstacles, and veterans continue to report long wait times. 

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The Takeaway

Missing WWII Airmen Buried After 70 Years

Monday, March 02, 2015

Decades after World War II, the remains of nine missing U.S. military airmen are finally coming home from New Guinea. 

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The Takeaway

The Afghan War Told Through The Eyes of An Orphaned Soldier

Thursday, February 19, 2015

An orphaned Afghan soldier is the protagonist of Elliot Ackerman's new novel, "Green on Blue."  

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The Takeaway

Retired Army Pilot Urges Hollywood To Portray Veterans Fairly

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A group called "Got Your 6" plans to certify the films that meet their criteria. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Medicine's Struggle, Veterans on Film, and The Curse of Beauty

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the struggle to provide end-of-life care, we explore how veterans are portrayed in Hollywood, and we discuss the unfortunate importance of beauty.

The Takeaway

What it Means to Kill on the Battlefield

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No one in the U.S. Army or Department of Defense tracks how many troops kill foreign enemies in war zones​, or the impact killing has on the soldiers who do it. Why not?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Russian Aggression, Oscar Controversy, and What it Means to Kill

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the situation in Ukraine, we look at the new foreign film "Timbuktu," and we explore PTSD in U.S. combat veterans.

WNYC News

Vets Test Virtual Reality to Conquer PTSD

Monday, January 19, 2015

Researchers are hoping a virtual reality treatment paired with a medication may help improve the way Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is treated.

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The Takeaway

Calls For Reform As Military Sexual Violence Persists

Friday, December 05, 2014

A Pentagon report released this week shows that 62 percent of people who reported sexual assault or rape in the military were retaliated against.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: The 'Rosewater' Story; John McCain; Mind-Changing Books

Friday, November 14, 2014

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Maziar Bahari, the man behind 'Rosewater'; Senator John McCain; and books that changed your mind.
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WNYC News

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Individuals make a difference. This is the story of a young soldier who didn't make it home alive from World War 1 but whose act of courage helped bring the end of the war. 

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The Takeaway

Why We Lost Two Wars: A General Explains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On Veterans Day, General Dan Bolger is holding himself accountable for the human consequences of two wars gone wrong.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Interviews with Veterans

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In honor of Veterans Day, we've put together a list of some interviews with veterans and about veterans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Talking with Vets About the Age of Drones

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On this Veteran's Day, we're thinking about how war has changed in the era of drones. So we're asking vets: are soldiers being trained to de-humanize the enemy? 

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: Remembering Those Who Serve

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, The Takeaway offers our thanks and appreciation to all of the men and women who have served our country, in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in wars past.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 401: On the Home Front: Veteran's Day 2014

Friday, November 07, 2014

Retired Army Sgt 1st Class Max Voelz first recorded in 2011 to remember his wife, Staff Sgt Kim Voelz. They met on Valentine’s Day, while training to work in Explosive Ordinance Disposal–the Army’s elite bomb squad.

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The Takeaway

What Breaks an Addiction to War

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Filmmaker Sebastian Junger says the addictive nature of covering battle makes the transition to civilian life so difficult, but seeing a colleague die makes it too hard to keep going.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Addiction to War, The United States of Texas, and Hilariously Awful Election Ads

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Takeaway explores the new film by Sebastian Junger, the ways Texas is transforming America, and we made some pretty funny fake election ads.

WNYC News

Why Transgender Vets Can't Get Military Benefits

Monday, September 15, 2014

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A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.

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