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Caption: Air Force veteran Thom O'Shaughnessy opposes the renaming of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. "You don't see the name of a corporation in front of Valley Forge or Gettysburg," he said. , Credit: Libby Denkmann/American Homefront
Similiar debates have played out elsewhere, as sports stadiums that were originally built as memorials to veterans take on new corporate names.

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KPBS, WUSF, Texas Public Radio, and Colorado Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2019
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Staff Sgt. Eric Proctor of the 50th Security Forces Squadron is responsible for the security and protection of Air Force Space Command assets on Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado., Credit: Krystal Ardrey / U.S. Air Force
While President Trump pushes Congress to create a new military branch called the Space Force, the Pentagon is about to choose a permanent home for ...

Bought by North Country Public Radio, WUSF, KPBS, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2019
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Concertina wire installed by U.S. Marines remains on the beach near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in San Diego., Credit:  Steve Walsh / American Homefront
President Trump is considering sending a new round of troops to the southern border. The military withdrew some service members from the border in ...

Bought by Texas Public Radio, WUSF, KRZA, and Colorado Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Marine Corps veteran Judi Robinson 'loves' VA care, but had an unpleasant experience waiting for a referral to the Choice program last year., Credit: Libby Denkmann/American Homefront
The VA Mission Act hopes to improve upon the Choice program, which ran over budget and didn't do much to reduce wait times for many veterans.

Bought by Texas Public Radio, KPBS, KRZA, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Protesters opposed to the Trump Administration's military transgender ban march in Washington, D.C. in a July 2107 demonstration., Credit:  Ted Eytan / Wikimedia
The policy bans transgender recruits and prevents current troops from transitioning to another sex unless they were diagnosed with gender dysphoria...

Bought by WAMC, Colorado Public Radio, WUSF, North Country Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: A poster at Fort Carson, Col. reminds soldiers that even though recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, it's prohibited under military rules., Credit: Dan Boyce / American Homefront
Recreational marijuana use is now legal in ten states, but it remains off-limits to service members ... and some military communities don't want it...

Bought by KPBS, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Texas Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 5
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Many communities in Illinois have rules that say renters can lose their housing if someone in the home is connected to a crime. City leaders who ba...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2019
  • Length: 04:26
Caption: Therapist Keith Smith demonstrates virtual reality equipment at the University of Central Florida. Smith uses virtual reality to help treat veterans' post traumatic stress disorder., Credit: Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront
The University of Central Florida is using virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. It's worked well enough that the Pentagon will ...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, North Country Public Radio, KPBS, Colorado Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2019
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Wildlife biologist Kory McLellan shoots off pyrotechnics to scare birds away from the airfield at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa., Credit:  Mariette Adams / U.S. Air Force
Fireworks, drones, and habitat relocation projects are among the ways that Air Force biologists are fighting the expensive and potentially deadly p...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Gen. William J. Gothard (right) receives a spent shell casing as part of his 2014 retirement ceremony at Fort Jackson, S.C. Gothard says his 36 years of service left him with hearing loss and tinnitus., Credit:  Shantelle Campbell / U.S. Army
The settlement with earplug manufacturer 3M has focused attention on service-related hearing loss, one of the most common health problems among vet...

Bought by KPBS, WUSF, Texas Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KPCC and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption:  New Air Force recruits try on shoes from San Antonio Shoemakers, Propper Footwear, and New Balance. Since January, the Defense Department has been issuing the shoes free of charge., Credit:  Ruth A. Medina-Villanueva / U.S. Air Force
Under a law now taking effect, the military branches are issuing American-made running shoes, instead of giving recruits an allowance to buy whatev...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Dave McLenachen, the director of the VA's Appeals Management Office, testifies at a December Congressional hearing on wait times for veterans' benefit appeals., Credit: C-SPAN
The VA fully implemented the new law in February, hoping to clear up a backlog of appeals claims that numbers in the hundreds of thousands.

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Mike Bernicchi (left), who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, records his oral history with interviewer Martin Medart at the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda, Fla., Credit: Cathy Carter / American Homefront
Encouraged by a Library of Congress initiative, volunteers and non-profit groups around the country are recording and preserving veterans' voices.

Bought by Texas Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 3
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As the President sounds off about holy babies born and unborn, we talk about the ongoing criminalization of women who happen to get pregnant. What ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and KDNK


  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Charlotte Blackwell with a photo of her son, Air Force veteran Jermaine Petit. Petit was helped by a new program in Long Beach, Cal. that pairs law enforcement officers with VA counselors to help veterans in crisis., Credit: Libby Denkmann/American Homefront
In a first of its kind program, the VA in Long Beach, Cal. is partnering with law enforcement to proactively reach military veterans with mental he...

Bought by KPBS, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2019
  • Length: 03:49
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Minnesota Native News, tribes across the state work together to present a clear path forward to protect wild rice and AICHO in Duluth ...

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Tony Sholar of the Marine Corps stands in the abandoned headquarters of a Marine unit at Camp Lejeune. The building was damaged in Hurricane Florence, and rainwater still pours through damaged roof., Credit: Jay Price / American Homefront
The Marine Corps says Camp Lejeune, N.C. needs $3.6 billion in repairs, as scientists warn climate change will lead to more big storms and affect m...

Bought by KPBS, KRZA, WUSF, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 4
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Congress enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 which doubled the estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer tax exemption. Hear more about ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 05:34
Caption: Chef Ellen Adams (right), an Air Force veteran, helps fellow veteran Linda Costello coat apples in chocolate., Credit: Sarah Harris/American Homefront
A cooking program in upstate New York helps veterans find camaraderie in the kitchen.

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: 76 year old Army veteran Robert Neilson writes notes of encouragement to fellow veterans who have contemplated suicide. He's struggled with mental health issues since he left the Army in the 1960s., Credit: Matt Bowler / KPBS
Veterans are about twice as likely as non-veterans to die by suicide. But the majority of those suicides are among veterans aged 55 or older -- who...

Bought by WUSF, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, North Country Public Radio, KRZA, and Texas Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: At a medical foster home near San Antonio, caregiver Tiffany Graves (left) sets out art supplies for Rose Witherspoon, a World War II veteran., Credit: Carson Frame/American Homefront
For thousands of elderly veterans, long term care means living in a nursing home or institutional care setting. But some have found a much homier o...

Bought by WUSF, WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, North Country Public Radio, KPBS and more


  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: It's late fall in Minneapolis and a tent encampment is still home to roughly 200 people.
4 people have now died at the homeless encampment in Minneapolis. The site - also called the Wall of Forgotten Natives for the many Native reside...

Bought by KMSU, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KVSC, KQAL and more


  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The Holcombe family, which lost nine members in the Sutherland Springs shooting, has filed a wrongful death claim against the Air Force., Credit:  Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio
Before Devin Kelley killed 26 people at a Texas church, the Air Force failed to enter his criminal history into the FBI's background check system. ...

Bought by North Country Public Radio, KPBS, WUSF, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Nov 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jesus Guzmán (right) and fellow Higher Ground veterans participate in a team-building exercise during a hike in Big Bear, Cal., Credit: Libby Denkmann/American Homefront
At "recreational therapy" camps, outdoor activities and mindfulness help veterans with PTSD, sexual trauma, and other issues.

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Navy veteran Whitney Hardin, 24, enters her home with help from her mother, Joy., Credit: Carson Frame/American Homefront
The VA says 8500 requests for wheelchairs, artificial limbs, and other equipment have waited more than 30 days. That's down from 64,000 requests la...

Bought by WUSF, KPBS, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 5