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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: 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
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
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In Maine, a 40 million dollar tax break for a subsidiary of the fifth largest weapons producer in the world passed the Legislature last year. A re...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2018
  • Length: 09:05
Caption: After watching "The Vietnam War" we all know more about conscience...
Freud never quite cornered the market on Conscience. After two weeks spent with the Burns/Novick film ‘The Vietnam War”, the complexity of conscie...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:56
Caption: Children's art is an eyeglass into their view. , Credit: Susan Cook
'Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings and the Art of Resolution’ is an exhibit hosted by the Bowdoin Art Museum which presents the artwork of childr...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2017
  • Length: 07:35
Caption: The Moving Wall came to Maine last year before Memorial Day..., Credit: Susan Cook
History is written by the Big and the Small. "The Vietnam War" documentary has reminded us that. The Moving Wall, a half scale version of the smoot...

  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 07:06
Caption: Samuel "Jesse" Smith, Credit: Katy Gross
Samuel "Jesse" Smith was so determined to defend his country after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, he lied about his age to get into the Marines....

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KUOW


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 3
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Global conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2013
  • Length: 30:02
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This week on War News Radio, “Peace News in Wartime”, we discuss the role of Morocco in the Arab Spring. Then, we learn about the process of establ...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2012
  • Length: 30:01
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Sgt. Matthew Pennington was injured while serving on combat duty in Iraq. He showed signs of PTSD, but is working toward recovery by promoting self...

Bought by KUOW and WAMC


  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: An abandoned IDP camp in Iraqi Kurdistan near the border with Iran., Credit: Rachel Stacy
In Iraqi Kurdistan, a common adage says the Kurdish people have “no friends but the mountains.” Today, the mountains along the northern border of ...

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:49
  • Purchases: 2
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News and features on global conflict.

  • Added: Jan 06, 2012
  • Length: 08:15
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Dec 30, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Dec 23, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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War News Radio covers the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and more.

  • Added: Nov 25, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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News and features on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:00