Iven Hale offers a special Veteran days commentary. The conflicts of today are different from the wars of a hundred years ago, to which Veterans Day traces its origin. Women are now a significant portion of the armed forces, and while the abstract conflicts of today often tout the need to protect women from patriarchal foreigners, they are more likely to be raped/assaulted by fellow soliders (at a rate of 70 times a day, or 3 rapes an hour 24 hours a day) She offers stories of women's experience of sexual assault in the military.
If you have been sexually assaulted in the Military or otherwise, you can call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.
Joe Clement hosts this show which deals with the global US national security state; the successful outcomes of the California prison system hunger strike, labor struggles in a Star Trek ("Deep Space Nine") episode; and the recent movie Hope Springs.
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Hope Springs is a 2012 movie starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones about a couple with 30 years of marriage going to a marriage counselor to renew their faded passion. Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Denise Morris give us a critical and yet very appreciative review of the film. 11:45 minutes (6.73 MB)