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Covering the Veteran Beat

Friday, April 26, 2013

NPR's Quil Lawrence spent a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan as a war correspondent. But now, he's covering a new beat - veterans from those wars as they transition back to civilian life. Bob talks to Quil about challenging his own assumptions and the conventional wisdom on the veteran beat.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Iraq War Veterans

Thursday, March 21, 2013

We’ll look at the challenges facing veterans of the Iraq. We’ll speak with Iraq veterans Roy Scranton, co-editor of Fire and Forget, and Tegan Griffith, a participant in Iraq and Afghanistan’s Veterans of America “Storm the Hill” campaign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Veterans For Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Michelle Tillis Lederman, author of The Eleven Laws of Likability and Heroes Get Hired, and Col. Jack Jacobs, author of Basic: Surviving Basic Training and Boot Camp, explain how veterans can nail the civilian job interview and translate their military skills and experience to the workplace.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYPD Oversight Plan; Education in NJ; Veterans for Hire

Thursday, March 21, 2013

A proposal in the New York City Council would create an Inspector General to oversee New York Police Department action. Councilmembers Brad Lander and Jumaane Williams, architects of the bill, talk about the oversight proposal and what chance it has of becoming law. Plus: Nancy Solomon of NJPR and John Mooney of NJSpotlight.com discuss highlights from Brian’s education panel discussion in New Jersey; an update on gun control measures in Senate; the “Ask a Bioethicist” series continues with a look at neuro-enhancement; and a discussion for veterans on how to nail a civilian interview and use skills to your advantage.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Frank Rich Looks Back at the Invasion of Iraq

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New York Magazine columnist Frank Rich discusses the lead up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and how consensus for the war was built in Congress and the public square.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Dale Maharidge on Bringing Mulligan Home

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge discusses his quest to find surviving members of his father’s WWII Marine Company and uncover their experience fighting in the Pacific. In Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War, Maharidge tells the stories of men in their 70s and 80s who’d never spoken so openly and emotionally about the war that followed them home. The survivors show that the scars and demons of war remain for decades.

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The Takeaway

What Bob Woodruff Carries With Him 10 Years After Invasion of Iraq

Monday, March 18, 2013

In 2006, ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff suffered a traumatic brain injury while reporting on the Iraq War. Ten years after the invasion, he talks about what he carries with him from that conflict and about The Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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The Takeaway

Fire and Forget: New Stories for New Wars

Friday, March 15, 2013

The legacy of war literature is a rich one. When Matt Gallagher returned from the Iraq War, he discovered he needed to write his own stories. He is co-editor of "Fire and Forget," a new collection of short stories by Iraq and Afghan war veterans, and their family members, on the experience of modern warfare.

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WNYC News

Panel Criticizes Military on Sexual Assault Cases

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In a stinging rebuke of the military's efforts to curb sexual assault, members of a Senate panel hammered Defense Department officials on Wednesday for making too little progress in combating the crimes and failing to improve a military justice system that victims described as slow and uncaring.

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The Takeaway

Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Struggles to Return to Civilian Life

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How can a national hero be left with so few options to reintegrate into civilian life? Howard Wasdin, former Navy SEAL sniper, explains that the issues facing elite Navy SEALs aren't all that different from those facing ordinary veterans.

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WNYC News

Staten Island Vet Receives Double Arm Transplant

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Staten Island veteran who lost his arms and legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2009 has received a dual arm transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Is PTSD Contagious?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Mac McClelland talks about the epidemic levels of PTSD among veterans, and how it’s now spreading to their families. Her article "Hearts and Minds" appears in the January/February issue of Mother Jones magazine. It's published online as “Is PTSD Contagious?

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WNYC News

NYC Retail Workers Groups Not Impressed With Walmart's Pledge to Hire 100,000 Veterans

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Organizations that represent New York City's retail workers are less than impressed with Walmart's pledge to hire 100,000 recent veterans over five years, an announcement made Tuesday morning at the Javits Center in Manhattan.  

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WNYC News

Veterans Take Stock of 2012, Look Forward to 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

It’s been more than a year since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq, and for many veterans the last twelve months have been spent readjusting to life on the homefront. As 2012 draws to a close, veterans and the groups and agencies that support them are taking a look at the progress of the past year, and what else still needs to be done in the coming year, to help service men and women returning home from war.

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WNYC News

Vets Group Receives $200,000 to Help 1,000 Vets

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A local veterans organization has received a $200,000 grant from the anti-poverty group Robin Hood Foundation. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is using the money to hire three case managers that’ll work individually with vets to connect them with employment, health care, and other needed services.

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WNYC News

Manhattan VA Will Partially Re-Open in Spring

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The Manhattan V.A. Hospital — which was damaged severely by Sandy will partly re-open next March, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. But officials don't know when the heart of the 170-bed facility will come back online.

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The Takeaway

The Power of War Letters

Friday, November 23, 2012

When Mary DeChillo heard the voice of veteran Michael Scotti reading a letter he had written to his family while on duty in Iraq, it evoked the memory of a student she had named Phil Lippens who came back from the war with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury.

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WNYC News

Manhattan VA Center Remains Closed, Post-Sandy

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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A Manhattan Veterans Affairs facility is closed indefinitely, after suffering significant storm damage during Hurricane Sandy more than two weeks ago.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

TBI, Soldiers, and Veterans

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Traumatic brain injury is among the so-called invisible wounds of war, and in September, the Pentagon announced it is devoting $10 million to new efforts find better ways to treat and prevent mild traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder among soldiers and veterans. Col. Jamie B. Grimes, National Director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, and Dr. Ross Zafonte, Clinical and Research Leader for Traumatic Brain Injury at the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, discuss the effects of traumatic brain injury among soldiers and veterans and new research and treatment.

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WNYC News

Veterans Groups, Providers Weigh in on Presidential Order to Help Military Members

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Veterans groups and mental health care providers are watching closely, as a new presidential order designed to increase services for military men and women takes shape.

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