veterans

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

1/26/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include: President Obama in India, Elections in Greece, Blizzard, Reactions to American Sniper, and Medical Treatments Tailored to Patient's DNA.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Wed January 7, 2015

1/7/15 Panel

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political consultant Libby Post, and WAMC newsman, Ray Graf.

Topics include: Shootings in France at the offices of Charlie Hebdo and in El Paso at the Veterans Affairs Health Care System's clinic, Gay Marriage in Florida, Robert F. McDonnell sentenced to two years in prison, Boehner beats dissent.

The Roundtable
10:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Ideas Matter - Literature, Medicine And The Experience Of War

  We are very happy to continue our regular feature – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.

Today we check in with MASS Humanities and learn about “Literature, Medicine and the Experience of War” - a six-month, scholar-led, humanities reading and discussion program for health professionals and staff in medical facilities administered by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and/or veterans and military service organizations.

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New York News
5:07 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Gillibrand Delivers Long Awaited Medal To Hudson Falls Veteran

Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited American Legion Post 574 in Hudson Falls to present a retired army veteran with a medal initially awarded nearly 60 years ago.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

'A Veteran's Trilogy': Poem Highlights Pittsfield Service

Patriot Guard and American Legion led Pittsfield's Veterans Day Parade.
Jim Levulis WAMC

Like many around the country, Pittsfield, Massachusetts residents are honoring veterans this week for their service to our country. On this day, one veteran’s moving poem highlighted the city’s Veterans Day Parade.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue November 11, 2014

'Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves Through Farming And Outdoor Activities'

    There are nearly twenty-five million veterans and active-duty soldiers in North America. Some experts estimate that more than one quarter of these men and women suffer from post-traumatic distress, and many other military persons experience difficulty reintegrating into civilian life.

The new book: Field Exercises: How Veterans Are Healing Themselves through Farming and Outdoor Activities shares the stories of men and women who are finding relief from stressful and traumatic military experiences, while also establishing community networks and other peer support initiatives. Stephanie Westlund has authored the book and holds a PhD in peace and conflict studies. She has been conducting research with veterans since 2009.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Veterans Day - 'Warrior's Return: Restoring The Soul After War'

Everyone agrees that our troops deserve a return to productive and creative lives after service. Yet, in spite of billions spent on psychological care and reintegration programs, we face an epidemic of combat-related conditions like PTSD. What's the solution? In Warrior's Return, Dr. Edward Tick reveals what's missing in our approach to helping our veterans acclimate from the battlefield to civilian live.

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New England News
12:24 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

'I Missed The Brotherhood': Veterans Share Stories Of Readjusting Back To Civilian Life

From left to right: Vietnam veteran Hank Morris, Iraq veteran Bryan Doe, Marine veteran Caleb Appleton and Solider On's clinical director Kevin Cahill spoke about their experiences.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

As we near Veterans Day, groups in western Massachusetts recently gathered to hold a veterans expo in Pittsfield.

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New England News
12:24 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Field Of Flags Honors Berkshire Veterans

Jim Levulis WAMC

More than 500 American flags now fill Park Square in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts in honor of area veterans. The flags will fly for the rest of November.

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New England News
8:00 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Flags To Adorn Downtown Pittsfield In Honor Of Veterans

Credit wikipedia commons

More than 500 American flags will line Park Square in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts Saturday. They will remain there for Veterans Day and throughout November.

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