iraq war en Peace Activist To Address Iraq Turmoil During Northampton Talk <p>Two world-traveling peace activists will talk about the turmoil in Iraq and other issues during a visit to Northampton, Massachusetts today. Kathy Kelly and Milan Rai ( rye) were members of&nbsp; Voices from the Wilderness, an organization that worked to deliver medicine and toys to children in Iraq. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Kathy Kelly and Milan Rai (rye) will speak at the Northampton Friends Meetinghouse at&nbsp; 7pm today.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 92953 at Peace Activist To Address Iraq Turmoil During Northampton Talk Regional VA Centers Aid Iraq War Vets <p></p><p></p><p>When soldiers return from overseas tours to places like Afghanistan and Iraq, many must deal with medical or psychological issues.&nbsp; Ten years after the beginning of the war in Iraq, veterans are facing increasing challenges at home.&nbsp; Two veterans’ medical centers are serving upstate New York and Vermont with a variety of services. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 60234 at Regional VA Centers Aid Iraq War Vets Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience <p></p><p></p><p>New York National Guard Sargeant Chris Paiser was deployed to Iraq about three months after the capture of Saddam Hussein.&nbsp; On June 16th,&nbsp; 2004,&nbsp; Paiser was at his base’s PX in Balad when a rocket attack caused shrapnel to impact just below his right temple, permanently blinding him.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:47:22 +0000 Pat Bradley 60233 at Veteran Talks about Iraq Experience Berkshire Families Find Lack of Support for Dealing with PTSD <p></p><p><br>One of the signature lasting effects on veterans of the Iraq War is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reveals that PTSD not only affects those who served, but their family members as well....</p><p></p><p>Amy, a resident of the Northern Berkshires is married to a veteran who served in Iraq from 2005 to 2006, and was redeployed for Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Amy, who asked to keep her last name anonymous, said that when her husband returned from war the first time in 2006, she noticed his behavior had changed.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:13:31 +0000 Lucas Willard 60191 at Berkshire Families Find Lack of Support for Dealing with PTSD 3/18/13 - Panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists: Alan Chartock, WAMC's Morning Edition host David Guistina and our Capital Correspondent – Karen Dewitt; Joe Donahue moderates.</p><p>This morning our discussion topics include:<br>• New York State budget negotiations<br>• Cuomo calls for consolidation<br>• Senate plan on immigration<br>• Iraq war anniversary<br>• NCAA Brackets announced</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 60068 at Rabbi Michael Rothbaum: A Picture's Worth a Thousand Lives <p>When the most recent Iraq war began, I was serving as student rabbi at a wonderful little synagogue in New England.&nbsp; One of the regulars at our monthly Torah study was a World War II veteran &ndash; let&rsquo;s call him Sam.&nbsp; Sam would always bring consideration and deep insight to text study.&nbsp; But more than that, Sam was &ndash; and is &ndash; a mensh.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 16:28:43 +0000 37392 at