veterans

Veteran's Affairs - August 28th, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders of local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 about the 2015 Veterans Business Directory that is nearing completion, services available at the Cortez Veterans Outreach Center, and upcoming events and services that benefit local vets.

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In this edition of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Jeff Pope talks with Bert and Sandi Valencia about the impact on families when a loved one in the military is deployed overseas, and details about the upcoming George Geer Memorial Car Show.

Yoga for Military Veterans

Aug 3, 2015
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Yoga is known for its health benefits and a way to alleviate the stress of everyday life, and has been shown to be particularly helpful to veterans. 

Veteran's Affairs - June 26th, 2015

Jun 26, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders of local VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about a Vietnam veteran who is traveling through the Four Corners area on an electric scooter to raise money for veterans groups in Vernal, Utah, and updates on the Cortez Veterans Outreach Center and the VA's new Choice program.

Veteran's Affairs - May 29th, 2015

May 29, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Darla Sanders from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 and local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about their upcoming business directory, awards that were recently given to local supporters of veterans, changes to the Choice program being offered by the Veterans Administration, and new legislation that will affect Vietnam veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange.

Courtesy of Ruth Morehart Estate/Dwight Historical Museum.

This is the story of Jennie Hodgers a woman who posed as a man named Albert Cashier during the Civil War and went on to live most of her life as a man in the tiny town of Saunemin, Illinois. Through the years the town has been ambivalent about their most famous citizen & has struggled to figure out what to do with her old house.

Cortez Journal

Open space is a vital aspect of community planning, and key to the quality of life for residents. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez City Manager Shane Hale, and Tim Cline, Chairman of the Cortez Planning Commision, about a new parcel of open space that the City of Cortez will be dedicating on Memorial Day in honor of a local veteran who was killed in action during the Iraq war.

Veteran's Affairs - April 24th, 2015

Apr 24, 2015
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Sexual trauma and harassment in the military is an issue that can take many forms. In this episode of KSJD's monthly look at veterans affairs, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44, and Sandi Valencia, a woman veteran who served in the Army during the Invasion of Kuwati, about how women and men confront sexual trauma in the ranks of the military, and what can be done about it. Sandi Valencia also shares a poem she wrote about serving as a woman in the military, and it is also available below as a separate audio file.

Veteran's Affairs - March 27th, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
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In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia from local VFW Post 5231 about a new therapy group being offered at the Cortez Vets Center, why services for women vets is starting to take on more importance at the VA, and changes to the new Veterans Choice program that is allowing vets to see medical providers outside the VA system if they live over 40 miles away from a VA clinic.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Sarah Syverson talks with Edit Aquarian, founder and project manager of Veterans Homestead Project, and Gregory Hopkins, a disabled combat veteran with PTSD and owner/operator of Breen Mesa Farm located near Breen, Colorado, about a farming program for veterans that aims to help vets create a peaceful, self-sustainable lifestyle after returning from combat situations.

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