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How the Borders of WWI Shape the Conflict in Iraq

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Boundaries created after WWI have led to many modern day conflicts, including the current struggle between Kurdish forces and the group that calls itself the Islamic State.  

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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 Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Deep Scars of Battles Near and Far

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This Veterans Day, we explore how WWI is still impacting us, one general reflects on the failures of the Iraq and Afghan wars, and we look at the untold story of Jackie Kennedy.

The Takeaway

Musician Vijay Iyer Gives Voice to Veterans

Monday, November 11, 2013

Musician Vijay Iyer is an acclaimed jazz pianist and composer and one of this year's recipients of a MacArthur Genius Grant. He has a new album out with poet/performer Mike Ladd called “Holding it Down: The Veterans’ Dream Project.” The album features songs, poetry, and rap by American veterans of color and the music tells the stories of war and returning home. Vijay Iyer joins The Takeaway to discuss how he is giving a voice to the men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The Takeaway

On Veterans Day, Advice for Veterans From Veterans

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans face a myriad of challenges when they return from service, and no one better understands these barriers—and how to overcome them—than veterans themselves. Jason Wasieleski, a former Army medic who served in Afghanistan in 2012, and David Retske, a former UAV pilot who served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, share their advice for returning veterans and discuss what they wish they had known when they returned from service.

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The Takeaway

Philippines Devastated After Super Typhoon Haiyan | On Veterans Day, Advice for Veterans From Veterans | Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of JFK's Legacy |

Monday, November 11, 2013

Philippines Devastated After Super Typhoon Haiyan | With Half a Million Displaced After Haiyan, Relief Effort Begins in Philippines | Putting Together the Puzzle Pieces of JFK's Legacy | VA Trims Veterans Benefits Backlog | On Veterans Day, Advice for Veterans From Veterans | Jazz Musician Vijay Iyer Gives Voice ...

The Takeaway

Letters of War on Veterans Day

Monday, November 12, 2012

Today the nation observes Veterans Day in honor the many men and women who have served in our nation's military during times of peace and times of War. To honor these men and women out respect for their contribution to our nation, the federal government, many schools and offices closed around the country. Today we want to pay tribute to our veterans, and hear their stories of war.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Marine Corps General Who Called War 'A Racket'

Sunday, November 11, 2012

"I was a racketeer for capitalism."
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WNYC News

City Commemorates Veterans' Service and Sacrifice

Friday, November 11, 2011

For veterans, Friday was a day to reflect on war time and to revel in an outpouring of appreciation from their fellow citizens.

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Schoolbook

Under No Child Law, More New York Schools Fail

Friday, November 11, 2011

On this Veteran's Day, disappointing news related to the No Child Left Behind law: the number of failing schools in New York State has skyrocketed, with 1,325 of the state’s 4,685 public schools now on the failure list. New York City schools accounted for 640 of them. State Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch says: "If student performance doesn’t improve, schools must be held accountable. We are watching."

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The Takeaway

Reflecting on Veterans Day with One of the Last Living Code Talkers

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's a beautiful, ancient language, one that very few people understand or speak. Navajo was instrumental to the success of the U.S. in World War II. Navajo volunteers worked with the U.S. military to create a secret code language that was used for communication in the South Pacific. Chester Nez, at 90 years old, is one of the only surviving member of the original Navajo recruits, and the author of a new memoir "Code Talker." 

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WNYC News

Vets Day for the Next Generation

Friday, November 11, 2011

Many young service members will be celebrating their Veteran’s Day this year, and they’re are still adapting to life stateside. For many that means joining organizations like the American Legion and VFW, groups that have served WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Vets for years. But for many young men and woman, these groups don’t provide the quick responses, networking and social media access this generation demands.

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WNYC News

New York City Honors Veterans at 91st Annual Parade

Thursday, November 11, 2010

An estimated 20,000 people, including about 3,000 active duty servicemen and women, marched up Fifth Avenue to mark Veterans Day. Participants included veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the conflicts in Vietnam, Korea and World War II.

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The Takeaway

Your Take: Messages to Vets on Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11, 2010

We've been asking you to pass along your messages or thoughts to active and retired members of our armed forces on Veterans Day. What remembrances, messages and thoughts do you have to offer? We've received some powerful responses. 

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The Takeaway

Marines Staff Sgt. John Jones on Veterans Day

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Iraq war veteran and Marine Staff Sgt. John Jones reviews our listeners' messages for veterans. Jones served with the First Battalion, Seventh Marines, and made two tours in Iraq.

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The Takeaway

On Veterans Day, Poems of a Soldier

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Brian Turner has been out of the U.S. Army for six years, but his memories are still vivid. Turner served 2003-2004 in the 3rd Stryker brigade in Iraq. Oscar-winning film "The Hurt Locker" took its title from one of the poems he wrote upon his return. We listen to him reading some of his own words.

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WNYC News

Wal-Mart Is New Lead Sponsor of New York Veterans Day Parade

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The world's largest retailer, Walmart, is the lead sponsor of the New York City Veterans Day Parade for the first time in the parade's history.

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