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This week on the show: Under attack - Afghanistan went to the polls amid Taliban attacks — the dire security situation and political instabili...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
Caption: Retired Drug Enforcement Administration agent Mark Coast says the agency discriminated against him and other agents because they served in the military., Credit: Andrea Dukleth / KPBS
Federal law protects the civilian jobs of National Guard and Reserve troops when they deploy. But federal employees allege the government itself do...

Bought by North Country Public Radio, WOUB, WUSF, WAMC, Texas Public Radio and more

  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 03:49
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Timely, In-Depth Progressive Analysis Since 1991
This week's summary of under-reported news followed by these interviews: Trump’s New Rule Would Deny Food Stamps to 3.1 Million Food Insecure Amer...

Bought by WKPW and KMXT

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Army veteran Jason Gibson and his wife Kara paid out of pocket for IVF treatments that resulted in the birth of their daughter Quinn. Gibson lost both legs in an IED explosion in Afghanistan., Credit: Paige Pfleger / American Homefront
The legislation requires the government to expand fertility coverage for service members and veterans who've suffered war-related reproductive inju...

Bought by WUSF, KPBS, WAMC, Texas Public Radio, and Colorado Public Radio

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 5
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 KRZA, KPBS, WRST-FM Oshkosh, Texas Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more

  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 6
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PEACE TALKS RADIO, the radio series and podcast on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution strategies offers up another compilation show bas...

Bought by KUNM

  • Added: Dec 24, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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
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On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, we talk with Noga Harpaz, an Israeli, and Raed al-Hadar, a Palestinian, who are part of “Combatants for Peace...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 02:30
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: War College Logo, Credit: War College
Mark Galeotti joins us for War College’s Russian election special. The winner, Vladimir Putin, was never in doubt, but what’s the sham election all...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 33:56
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: 09:56
Caption: USS Little Rock in Buffalo, Credit: Angelica A. Morrison
Icy conditions have delayed departure plans for the USS Little Rock. The ship was commissioned in Buffalo, back in December and started on a journe...

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, and North Country Public Radio

  • Added: Jan 23, 2018
  • Length: :44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption:  The LCS 9 crew stands on deck to bid farewell to onlookers., Credit:  Marian Hetherly / WBFO News
The USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo last month, but still has not made it out to sea. It has been delayed by repairs, as well as ice on...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WCMU, North Country Public Radio, WCPN, and WXXI

  • Added: Jan 08, 2018
  • Length: 01:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Money Matters host Marc Cuniberti
Stand Down and Welcome Home Vets, two great entities that help our war vets. Hear about them here!

  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 03:48
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
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Cartoonists Kate Evans and Sarah Glidden are participating in Indiana University’s Themester program, “Diversity, Difference, Otherness — A Present...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 08:32
Caption: Janessa Gans Wilder
The story of how Janessa Gans Wilder, a CIA analyst working in Iraq during the war, became inspired to leave the agency to run a non-profit organiz...

Bought by KUOW

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Janessa Gans Wilder
The story of how Janessa Gans Wilder, a CIA analyst working in Iraq during the war, became inspired to leave the agency to run a non-profit organiz...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, WJFF, and KUNM

  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3