military

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue March 5, 2013

"Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military" by Tanya Biank

    Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces.

Despite advances, today’s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood.

In an insider’s look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues—of femininity, belonging to an old boys’ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth—that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories.

Her new book is: Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Hacks, Sycophants, Adventurers, and Heroes: Madison's Commanders in the War of 1812

While President James Madison was a brilliant scholar, author of much of the country’s early documents, organizer of the executive branch of government, and astute politician, he was no commander-in-chief.

He relied totally upon appointed commodores and generals to conduct a war for the conquest of Canada on one hand and survival on the other. Often confused by advisors of little military talent, in the end he put his trust and that of the people in the grasp of hacks, sycophants, adventurers, and a few good men.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 2, 2012

The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden - the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces - joins us to talk about his new book, The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Today marks the one year anniversary of the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. This morning, we talk with one of the activists who worked so hard to seek the repeal. In early 2006, Alexander Nicholson, the founder of the largest organization for gay and lesbian servicemembers—Servicemembers United—along with fellow former military members who had also been discharged under DADT, toured the United States, speaking about the destructive policy at American Legion posts, on radio talk shows, and at press conferences across the South and both coasts.

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The Roundtable
9:42 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point

We welcome bestselling author and award-winning sports reporter, Joe Drape, and speak with him about his latest book, Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point.

The Roundtable
11:48 am
Tue July 31, 2012

"The Renegades" by Tom Young

Tom Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours for the Air National Guard in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere. His new novel is The Renegades
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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Thu July 12, 2012

"The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows"

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them as the commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Iraq. We speak with him about his book, The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden

We welcome Second Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden, to the show and speak with her about her children's book, Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops.

The Roundtable
9:42 am
Thu May 3, 2012

SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an elite Navy SEAL Sniper

Howard Wasdin is a former member of the elite SEAL Team Six and we welcome him and talk with him about his experiences and book, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an elite Navy SEAL Sniper.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:35 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

The Book Show #1238 - Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow and Joe Donahue

This is a special Off the Shelf edition of The Book Show – taped before a live audience at the Manchester Elementary Middle School in Manchester, Vermont presented by The Northshire Bookstore.

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