veterans

6:00pm

Mon December 8, 2014
Technology

Robotic seals comfort dementia patients but raise ethical concerns

Paro the seal, charging by its electronic pacifier
Angela Johnston

At the Livermore Veteran’s Hospital, there are a few animals residents can see: wild turkeys that run around the grounds, rattlesnakes that hide out in the dry grass, and therapy dogs that make weekly visits. But there’s one animal in particular that Bryce Lee is always happy to see: a baby harp seal.

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6:24am

Wed July 2, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Reveal: Investigative Reporting from CIR and PRX

Reveal 3, the latest pilot from the Peabody Award-winning program produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

In this episode: an investigation into accidents and equipment failures in the military; a collaborative investigation into US water standards; and another in CIR's series of investigations into the treatment of military veterans.

Friday, July 4th at 11am and Monday, July 7th at 7pm.

12:08am

Fri April 11, 2014
Politics

Your Call: Veterans and Post-traumatic stress disorder

  

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6:06pm

Tue December 10, 2013
Education

Serving student veterans at City College of San Francisco

President Aundray Rogers (right) with Vice President Daniel Acree (left) of CCSF Veterans Alliance
CCSF Veterans Alliance

Aundray Rogers spent eight years in the Army – serving in Iraq, Kosovo and Kuwait – before returning to civilian life five years ago. He's now the president of the Veterans Alliance and the Veterans Resource Center at City College of San Francisco, which currently serves about 1,300 student veterans.

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7:12pm

Mon November 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

A combat veteran and a veteran of the streets deal with PTSD

Ron Self
Nigel Poor

KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.

Many veterans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder --  a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after you have seen or experienced a traumatic event. About 30% of Iraq and Afghanistan vets treated by the VA are diagnosed with PTSD, but PTSD is not just a veterans’ issue. Today we’ll hear from a former marine who survived the trauma of military warfare and a man who survived the trauma and violence that came with growing up in San Francisco’s inner city. Both men are serving time at San Quentin State Prison. Even though they come from different backgrounds, their experiences with PTSD are similar.

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