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Veteran's Voice Radio Show

Veteran's Voice Radio Show with Northwest Veterans for Peace deals with matters of war and peace. Also deals with veterans health issues and the after effects of war.

Episode Archive

Veteran's Voice

Air date: 
Wed, 12/17/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

The guest is Deborah Nelson, author of The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes. Nelson is the Carnegie Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland College of Journalism. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 1997 and was a project editor on Pulitzer Prize-winning investigations in 2001 and 2006.

Veteran's Voice

Air date: 
Wed, 11/19/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Members of Northwest Vets for Peace interview Michael Schwartz, author of War Without End: the Iraq War in Context.

Michael Schwartz, professor of sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the war in Iraq at websites including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times, and Mother Jones, and in numerous magazines, including Contexts, Against the Current, and Z Magazine.

 

Veteran's Voice on 10/15/08

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Air date: 
Wed, 10/15/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Hosts Marvin, Bill and John speak with Iraq Vets Against the War Michael Williams and Seth Manzel,

Veteran's Voice on 10/08/08

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Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Northwest Vets for Peace host a special Membership Edition of this show. Their guests are Jose Vasquez, from Iraq Veterans Against the War and Aaron Glantz, co-author with Iraq Veterans Against the War of the new book Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veteran's Voice on 08/20/08

Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

The guest is Larry Scott of va.watchdog.org.  They  also discuss  an article by  Irene Weiser  on  Twelve Women Assaulted in  Iraq.  That  article is available on  commondreams.org. And they discuss an article called, Women and War: The Toll of Deployment on Physical Health. To reference it, go to www.sitemaker.umich.edu/afwomen/home. Also Elli George at oif@isr.umich.edu.

 

Audio

Veteran's Voice Radio Show

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program date: 
Fri, 08/16/2013

Discussion of veteran's issues with guests Arlene, Bridgette Smith and Ed Van Dyke

  • Length: 51:34 minutes (47.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

War Is Not Innate

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program date: 
Fri, 07/20/2012

Bill and Marvin interview John Horgan author of the book "The End of War." Humans are not born with a war gene. Horgan argues that war is socially and politically conditioned and can be unlearned and avoided.

  • Length: 52:35 minutes (24.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

"The Bunker Project"

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program date: 
Fri, 06/15/2012

Join Bill and me (Marvin Simmons) when we will interview Bud Brown and Robert Helmick of "The Bunker Project". Bud is a Viet Nam veteran and professor at Western Oregon University. Robert Helmick is a Gulf War veteran. They will explan what "The Bunker Project" is all about. Bud Brown also works with veterans involved with the justice system.

  • Length: 53:00 minutes (48.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance tell their stories

program date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires speak with members of the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance. The group is working to create a community of people who desire to find justice, answers and support for the generational victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin. It was founded by children of Vietnam Veterans to serve as a voice for the children of Vietnam Veterans including second and third generation victims of Agent Orange and Dioxin Exposures worldwide. The members of the group believe in empowering each other to hold the companies and governments responsible for causing devastation and suffering to our generations.

  • Length: 54:30 minutes (49.9 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Bonus Soldiers March and the Kellogg–Briand Pact

program date: 
Fri, 03/16/2012

Today Veteran's Voice presents an archival program on the Bonus Soldiers March, which started here in Portland. The Bonus Army was an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand immediate cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. They also discuss the Kellogg–Briand Pact (also called the General Treaty for the Renunciation of War or the World Peace Act) which was an agreement signed on August 27, 1928, by the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Italy. The Kellogg–Briand Pact is named after its authors: Frank B. Kellogg and French foreign minister Aristide Briand.

  • Length: 54:52 minutes (25.12 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

David Swanson, about his new book The Military Industrial Complex at 50

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program date: 
Fri, 02/17/2012
 

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for Peace speak with writer, reporter and speaker David Swanson, about his new book

The Military Industrial Complex at 50

. He is also the author of

Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union

,

War Is A Lie

, and

When the World Outlawed War

.

  • Length: 33:25 minutes (5.74 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 24Kbps (CBR)

Mark Thompson on his recent article, "The Other 1 Percent"

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program date: 
Fri, 01/20/2012

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview Time Magazine investigative reporter Mark Thompson about his recent article, "The Other 1 Percent," on the increasing disconnect and distance between the military and the rest of the U.S. population.

Thompson has reported extensively from Afghanistan and Iraq, reporting on the progress of the conflicts there and the unexpected lack of armor for the U.S. military, and has written four major pieces on the true costs of the Iraq war -- an early look at the war's wounded, a study of the U.S. troops killed in a single week, the lonely vigil of an Ohio family whose son was the first American soldier in this war to be listed as missing in action, whose remains were ultimately recovered in March, 2008, and the death of a GI at the hands of Army medicine a year after he was slightly wounded in Iraq.

  • Length: 50:55 minutes (46.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 48kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Revisiting Vietnam; Survival Guilt and Diagnosing PTSD and the Reintegration of Veterans

program date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011

Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for Peace discuss Marvin's recent three-month visit to Vietnam. They'll also talk about the "Survival Guilt" used to diagnose PTSD. And, if there is time, they will look at veterans reintegrating back into society.

  • Length: 53:11 minutes (48.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Women on War Part 2

program date: 
Fri, 11/18/2011

Today's show features Part 2 of "Woman on War," a panel discussion from the Veterans' Voice archive. This program was initially broadcast in the early 90's. Carolyn Mills interviews women who have been affected by war.

  • Length: 53:06 minutes (48.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Veteran's Voice 10/21/2011

program date: 
Fri, 10/28/2011

An interview with Don Blackburn, Viet Nam veteran-peace activist-poet,who will talk about "All You Have Given: Meditations on War, Peace & Reconciliation" his book of poems. He will also read from his book.

Don Blackburn was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1947 and raised in Southern California. Boyhood interests included sports, surfing, music and reading. He graduated from Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army 1966-68, in Viet Nam 1967-68, attached to the 116th transportation company for most of the time, in and around Cam Ranh Bay; he was also at Long Binh and Bear Cat for a short time. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1973 with a B.A. in English and went on to earn an M.A. at Humboldt in English/Teaching of Writing. Don taught at high school and university level for 27 years. He is a published poet and short story writer. Don maintains a home on forest land in Bandon, Oregon, and lives part of each year in Viet Nam where he volunteers with several humanitarian projects. He is a practicing Buddhist and a member of Veterans For Peace. Don Blackburn also belongs to a veterans group that does presentations in schools, works with veterans' issues, etc.

  • Length: 38:17 minutes (35.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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