military http://wamc.org en 5/12/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/51214-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and political consultant Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine Vote<br />Rubio Ready<br />Nigerian Abduction<br />Hagel reviews military transgender policy<br />Michael Sam</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90209 at http://wamc.org 5/12/14 Panel "A Higher Call" By Adam Makos http://wamc.org/post/higher-call-adam-makos <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Four days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber’s tail—a German fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a trigger. What happened next would defy imagination and later be called the most incredible encounter between enemies in World War II.</p><p>This is the true story of the two pilots whose lives collided in the skies that day—the American—2nd Lieutenant Charlie Brown, a former farm boy from West Virginia who came to captain a B-17—and the German—2nd Lieutenant Franz Stigler, a former airline pilot from Bavaria who sought to avoid fighting in World War II.</p><p>The story is told in historian Adam Makos’ new book - <em>A Higher Call</em> - that follows both Charlie and Franz’s harrowing missions.</p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89874 at http://wamc.org "A Higher Call" By Adam Makos 4/21/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/42114-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and political consultant, Libby Post.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Afghan Runoff<br />Ukraine Fatal Clash<br />Boston Marathon<br />Sherpa Strike<br />Army Hairstyle Ban</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88631 at http://wamc.org 4/21/14 Panel Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-serving-standing-down <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s time now for our weekly check-in with the humanities in our segment <em>Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities</em>. Today’s we’ll find out about humanities programming for veterans with the <a href="http://www.nyhumanities.org/">New York Council for the Humanities</a>.</p><p>There is a new adult reading and discussion series for vets and their caregivers called <a href="http://www.talkingservice.greatbooks.org/"><em>Serving: Standing Down</em></a>. Here to tell us all about it is Donald Whitfield - Vice President at the Great Books Foundation in Chicago where he directs the adult education division, Great Books Discussions. He is a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Ray Graf 88475 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter - Serving: Standing Down "Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I" By Nick Lloyd http://wamc.org/post/hundred-days-campaign-ended-world-war-i-nick-lloyd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued—known as the Hundred Days Campaign—saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked to break the stalemate in the west and end the conflict that had decimated Europe.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86401 at http://wamc.org "Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I" By Nick Lloyd "Redeployment" By Phil Klay http://wamc.org/post/redeployment-phil-klay <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Phil </span>Klay's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Redeployment </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">takes readers to the </span>frontlines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.</span></p><p>Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in the stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86533 at http://wamc.org "Redeployment" By Phil Klay Congressional Corner With Bill Owens http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-bill-owens-15 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Pentagon has recommended broad cutbacks.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Bill Owens discusses the changing military with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 85331 at http://wamc.org Congressional Corner With Bill Owens 3/7/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/3714-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Jimmy Vielkind, Chief of Capital New York’s Albany Bureau.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine/Crimea<br />Military sex assault bill<br />Boyland convicted<br />Cuomo v. DeBlasio<br />Astorino</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Ray Graf 85328 at http://wamc.org 3/7/14 Panel Nick Turse http://wamc.org/post/nick-turse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.nickturse.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nick Turse</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, award-winning journalist specializing in national security and military issues, is the managing editor of </span><a href="http://www.tomdispatch.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">TomDispatch.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Investigative Fund fellow at the </span><a href="http://www.nationinstitute.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Nation Institute</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84159 at http://wamc.org Nick Turse "When Soldiers Fall" By Steven Casey http://wamc.org/post/when-soldiers-fall-steven-casey <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fearing a backlash, according to our next guest, the military has routinely distorted its casualty reports in order to hide the true cost of war.</span></p><p><em>When Soldiers Fall</em> takes a new look at the way Americans have dealt with the toll of armed conflict. Drawing on a vast array of sources, from George Patton's command papers to previously untapped <em>New York Times</em> archives, historian Steven Casey ranges from World War I (when the U.S. government first began to report casualties) to the War on Terror, examining official policy, the press, and the public reaction.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82638 at http://wamc.org "When Soldiers Fall" By Steven Casey