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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
Caption: Staff Sgt. Logan Ireland and his wife, Laila, speak about transgender issues at the U.S. Air Force Academy in February 2018., Credit: Julius Delos Reyes / American Homefront
President Trump's restrictions on transgender troops moved a step closer to taking effect, even as several lawsuits challenging the policy remain u...

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


  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Aisha Jumaan
Dr. Aisha Jumaan with the Facts about the Genocide of Yemen. Plus a conversation with His Eminence the 7th Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche.

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Dec 17, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Veteran John Sherer doesn't drive and relies in part on DAV transport to access medical care., Credit: Sarah Harris/American Homefront
Approximately 5 million veterans live in rural America, and almost sixty percent of them rely on VA healthcare. But accessing that care can be a ch...

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


  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Department of Veterans Affairs National Call Center in Canandaigua, N.Y., pictured in this 2013 photo, is one of three operated by the VA., Credit: Department of Veterans Affairs
The VA has opened more call centers and hired hundreds of additional responders after complaints that some callers experienced long hold times or w...

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


  • Added: Aug 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: U.S. Defense Department forensic anthropologists in Wonsan, North Korea examine the contents of boxes containing the possible remains of U.S. MIAs July 27, 2018., Credit: David Marshall / U.S. Army
Families hope advances in DNA technology and thawing U.S./North Korean relations will help the government recover and identify long-missing remains...

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


  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 4
Caption:  Aleta Nims has lived in Potsdam, N.Y. for a year. She's still working to get re-licensed as a mental health counselor., Credit: Sarah Harris/American Homefront
When military families move, the careers of service members' spouses may grind to a halt because they lack a professional license in their new state.

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


  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The VA is now mailing ID cards to veterans who apply for them online. The cards include the logo of Office Depot, which is paying the cost to print and distribute them through 2020.
Congress mandated the card in 2015, but provided no funding. So the VA struck a deal with Office Depot.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPBS, KPCC, KMUD, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 6
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Most World War II veterans didn’t receive accolades or experience the infamous New York City ticker-tape parade most Americans are familiar with in...

Bought by WBEZ


  • Added: Jun 23, 2018
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Krafty was just out of his teens when he was offered temporary duty at Edgewood Arsenal in 1965., Credit: Bob Krafty
Top secret Army experiments exposed thousands of veterans to potential chemical and biological weapons. Some are still waiting for follow up medica...

Bought by KUER, Bandon Community Radio, KRZA, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Mar 06, 2018
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: A plane recovered from Lake Michigan, Credit: John Davies
To accompany a documentary screening, the National Museum of the Great Lakes is searching for Navy pilots who trained on Lake Michigan during World...

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, WKSU, and WBFO


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:14
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: migrants arriving on the island of lampedusa in august 2007. pictures taken by Sara Prestianni and taken from storie migrante., Credit: Noborder network
When it comes to embracing refugees, Sweden is known to be among the friendliest countries in the EU. The problem is getting all the way to Sweden....

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Syrian Refugees, Credit: UN
Over 2 million Syrians have been displaced by that country's ongoing civil war. Neighboring countries are overwhelmed with refugees. So where else ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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On January 24, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military. War News Radio reporter Amy DiPie...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
Caption: Air National Guard students train on maintaining the MQ-9 Reaper at Hancock Air Base in Syracuse, NY., Credit: David Sommerstein, NCPR
Drones, or unmanned aircraft, are making headlines for their controversial attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan…and for how they could be used for s...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
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News and features on the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Added: Aug 04, 2011
  • Length: 09:38
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News and features on the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2011
  • Length: 12:39
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News and features on the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2011
  • Length: 03:36
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News and features on the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2011
  • Length: 12:56
Caption: (CC) Marion Doss, Credit: (CC) Marion Doss
News and features of the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Credit: Balazs Gardi
News and features on the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2011
  • Length: 10:42
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News and features on the wars in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and more.

  • Added: Jun 10, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Added: Jun 03, 2011
  • Length: 28:53