Eye on Veterans

Eye on Veterans

Eye on Veterans

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Each week, Navy veteran and Journalist Phil Briggs looks at life from the military veteran's perspective. From topics like treating PTSD, TBIs with marijuana and psychedelics to pushing Congress to pass better laws. Plus, we hear dramatic stories from combat vets, discover job openings, and meet celebrity actors, athletes, and musicians
  1. September 27, 2022
    23 min
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    BOOK REPORT: "Always Faithful" a Marine and his interpreter's escape from AFG
    We talk with Marine Corps Major Tom Schueman about his new book, “Always Faithful: A Story of the War in Afghanistan, the Fall of Kabul, and the Unshakable Bond Between a Marine and an Interpreter”. It’s a dual…
  2. September 23, 2022
    34 min
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    Will military vets force Congress to finally legalize cannabis?
    Veterans are creating a groundswell of support for federal medical marijuana legislation. (Which is frankly long overdue) Marine Special Operations (MARSOC) veteran Bryan Buckley is the co-founder of the Helman…
  3. September 20, 2022
    19 min
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    SEAL vet Dave Berkenfield says you can "Be the One"
    What can we do to end the suicide epidemic in the US? Former SEAL Dave Berkenfield offers some cool life experiences and highlights the principles of American Legion’s “Be the One" suicide prevention campaign.F…
  4. September 20, 2022
    10 min
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    America's Warrior Partnership, Doing what it takes to end suicide
    America’s Warrior Partnership believes that ending veteran suicide is not a program, it is an outcome. AWP employs a holistic approach to veteran care, such as helping veterans find a job, buy a home, repair th…
  5. September 20, 2022
    9 min
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    Vet Centers: A seperate place to begin your journey
    Vet Centers provide a wide range of counseling services to veterans, and their families, which is especially important to discuss during Suicide Prevention Month. We learned more from Michael Fisher, VHA’s Chie…
  6. September 09, 2022
    35 min
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    Toxic Loophole: Army vet fights illness, denied by VA and insurance
    Army veteran Mark Jackson is sick from diseases related to his time at a remote US military base in Uzbekistan. The VA has denied his claim, and The PACT Act, which was recently signed into law by President Bid…
  7. September 09, 2022
    13 min
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    College Scam Factories, Gov't cancels loan debts for some vets
    Attention student veterans- Do some homework before you enroll in school. USMC veteran Will Hubbard, Vice President for Veterans & Military Policy for Veterans Education Success explains how colleges like…
  8. September 02, 2022
    40 min
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    Left Behind: How botched AFG evac leads to death and What’s Next
    We discuss the anniversary of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan with Army combat veteran, Intelligence Officer, and fierce Afghanistan activist Matt Zeller. He cites specific examples of how the US State Dept…
  9. September 02, 2022
    30 min
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    From WWII holocaust to helping Afghan refugees
    In this episode, we hear the story of Jonathan Kantor, the grandchild of Jewish WWII Holocaust survivors who were hidden by righteous gentiles during the war. Kantor shares his grandparents' dramatic escape fro…
  10. August 22, 2022
    19 min
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    No Planet B: Sheets Laundry Club helps save the planet
    Former Blackhawk helicopter pilot Chris Videau went from saving soldiers on the ground to saving oceans from tons of plastic laundry bottles. Videau and his wife (also a veteran) founded Sheets Laundry Company,…
  11. August 22, 2022
    19 min
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    Rakkasan Tea Company: Rebuilding countries after combat
    Army combat veteran and Paratrooper Brandon Friedman wants to rebuild communities torn apart by war … one cup at a time. Freidman war took command of his first platoon 5 days after 9-11 and after deployments to…
  12. August 19, 2022
    24 min
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    VA on Toxic Exposure Claims: What vets need to do right now
    Now that the law establishes a service connection for 23+ health conditions, we asked VA Press Secretary, Terrence Hayes, “What do veterans need to do next?” Hayes is more than just a senior VA spokesperson. H…
  13. August 12, 2022
    38 min
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    Veteran Victory! From Toxic Protest on Capitol Hill to the President's signature
    On Wednesday August 10, President Biden signed “The PACT Act” into law. The signature took only minutes but the effort to secure health care and monetary benefits for vets dying from toxic exposures was a fight…
  14. July 29, 2022
    34 min
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    How Senators f***d over military vets
    Why did Republican Senators vote against The PACT Act?! Which would give care and benefits to vets dying from exposure to toxic burn pits in war zones? We checked in with Tim Jensen, combat vet and Grunt Style…
  15. July 25, 2022
    38 min
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    Cloud Warriors: How a Marine is hiring vets for awesome tech jobs
    Marine Corps veteran Jason Walters went from homeless to hi-tech executive. After enduring some painful life events, he fought to find a way into the growing software and IT field and became the founder of the…
  16. July 18, 2022
    53 min
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    Fight for Justice: How Rosie and LeRoy Torres took on SCOTUS, Congress, and TX!
    Iraq war vet and former TX State trooper LeRoy Torres lost his job after developing a debilitating lung disease caused by the toxic burn pits in Iraq. His wife Rosie is a fighter and after founding Burn Pits 36…
  17. July 08, 2022
    33 min
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    Wanna get away? Read "March on! " A Veteran's Travel Guide
    Off-the-beaten-path historical sites and great veteran-owned breweries! Navy veteran, historian, and beer lover Michael Embrich shares some excellent travel advice in his book "March On! A Veterans Travel Guide…
  18. July 01, 2022
    27 min
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    Hero Transformers: Defeating Addiction, PTSD in Florida
    Can drug/alcohol addiction or PTSD be cured at the beach? Army vet and Primary Therapist Tamara Evans discusses Transformations Treatment Center in Delray Beach, Fl., and their program “Help for Our Heroes”. It…
  19. June 28, 2022
    24 min
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    Vet The Vote: How can 100K vets restore trust in US Elections?
    In this era of smack-talk politics, and a media environment that stokes hate and fear ... how can we trust anything in politics? Or that our elections are actually functioning right? That's where "Vet The Vote"…
  20. June 17, 2022
    53 min
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    Tim Kennedy: SF vet, UFC Champ shares his "Scars and Stripes"
    Tim Kennedy is an elite Green Beret veteran who survived brutal combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. But he’s likely best known as a former UFC Champ and Mixed Martial Arts master. In his new book “Scars and Stripes…

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