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Your Call: Veterans put politicians to the test

Aug 3, 2016

 


On the August 3rd edition of Your Call, we’re talking about what happens to veterans once they return home.

More than 90,000 soldiers have been deployed to a combat zone four or more times, the largest number in modern history. Politicians at the recent conventions talked about the importance of taking care of veterans, but who’s pushing for legislation that addresses trauma, PTSD, violent behavior, and suicide? Fifteen years after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, why haven’t these issues been seriously addressed? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

 Guests

Michael McPhearson, veteran, executive director of Veterans For Peace

Perry O’Brien, veteran, co-founder of #VetsVsHate

Web Resources:

Vets vs Hate

Veterans for Peace

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Bill Moyers and Company: Why Do Veterans Support Donald Trump?

TruthOut: Veterans Urge Presidential Candidates to Say No to Militarism

New York Times: Veterans Aren’t Campaign Props

New York Times: Veterans Worry Baton Rouge and Dallas Shootings Will Spread Stereotypes

The San Diego Union Tribune: Veteran Suicides: What Might Have Saved Them?