veterans

12:00am

Wed May 15, 2013
Veterans

Today on Your Call: What services are available for returning veterans?

On today's Your Call, we'll have a conversation about how veterans are navigating the VA system. More than a million vets are currently waiting for their benefits claims to be processed. And the average wait time is 273 days. We’ve heard these stories for years. Why is this still happening? Join us at 10 or post a comment here. President Obama had promised to revamp what he calls a “broken VA bureaucracy.” So what has changed under his administration? It's Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.

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11:24pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Iraq and Afghanistan veterans face an uncertain future after war

Since 2001, about 2.5 million people have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, at least a third of them more than once. When they return, many veterans need long term physical and mental care. But they often don't get it.

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11:04pm

Mon May 13, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

The Ripple Effects of PTSD

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What veterans have seen at war doesn’t just affect them – it also affects the people around them. Journalist Mac McClelland has been reporting on how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects families and how they cope when very little treatment is available. KALW’s Casey Miner interviews McClelland about her recent article in Mother Jones magazine titled, “Is PTSD contagious?” 

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6:15pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Politics

The war comes home: transitioning to civilian life

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Aaron Glantz is a reporter with the Center for Investigative Reporting and author of the book, The War Comes Home. He talked with KALW about what makes the transition to civilian life so hard.

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6:10pm

Wed April 10, 2013
Politics

A ‘doorkicker’ on campus: UC Berkeley student and Iraq veteran tells his story

UC Berkeley student and Iraq veteran Dave Smith

For many of us, ten years can seem like a long time. Things that happened a decade ago feel far away. But for veterans of the Iraq war, and their families, ten years can feel like very little – because the damage wrought by that war is still right there with them.

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