veterans

KSJD Interviews
9:06 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Jennie's Secret: The Woman Who Posed As A Man To Fight In The Civil War

Credit 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.

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KSJD Interviews
10:42 am
Mon May 18, 2015

Dedication of Open Space To A Fallen Cortez Soldier

Paul Adams rides one of the new mountain bike trails at the Geer natural area.
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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.

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Veteran's Affairs
4:09 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Veteran's Affairs - April 24th, 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.

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KSJD Interviews
11:03 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Veteran's Affairs - March 27th, 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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Big Fat Farm Show
10:05 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Veterans Find Healing In Farming

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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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Veteran's Affairs
11:47 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Veteran's Affairs - February 27th, 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 from VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 44 about how vets who are passing through Cortez can get help at the local Vets Center, why it is important for women vets to be able to meet with each other, and current events and activities that local veterans organizations have going on.

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Veteran's Affairs
3:46 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Veteran's Affairs - January 30th, 2015

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly program on veterans issues in the Four Corners area, KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from VFW Post 5231 and DAV Chapter 44 about the new "Choice" program that has been set up for vets who live over 40 miles from a VA medical center, new services that will be offered in their Cortez Veterans Outreach Center, and the schedule for updates on the veterans business directory.

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Veteran's Affairs
11:12 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Veteran's Affairs - December 26th, 2014

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly program dedicated to veterans issues, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia of local VFW Post 5231 and Montezuma County Veterans Service Officer Rick Torres about what resources are available to veterans through the county office, and why access to these services is important for servicemen and women and their families.

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Veteran's Affairs
9:37 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Veteran's Affairs - November 28th, 2014

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In this episode of KSJD's monthly veteran's affairs program, KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans about their upcoming Christmas Bazaar fundraiser and what veterans can expect at the new Veterans Outreach Center in downtown Cortez.

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Veteran's Affairs
9:46 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Veteran's Affairs - October 24th, 2014

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KSJD's Jeff Pope talks with Bert Valencia and Darla Sanders from local VFW Post 5231 and Disabled American Veterans in this special Fall Membership Drive episode of KSJD's monthly veteran's affairs program looking at issues facing military servicemen and women in the Four Corners area and beyond.

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