Vets Voice Radio: An interview with New American Legion Commander Rohan

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Our first guest is Denise H. Rohan, the newest American Legion Commander. Rohan, a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army, is the first woman to be elected to the top position of the 2 million member American Legion. National Commander Rohan discussed a “Soldier is a soldier,” Families First and other expectations.

Then we talk with Nikki Wentling of Stars and Stripes about The Houston Area VA Hospital staff’s successful efforts to stay open during Hurricane Harvey.

Leo Shane, Capitol Hill Bureau Chief of Military Times talks about legislative issues and Veteran’s issues in D.C.

Breaking Through by MomsRising: Standing Up to White Supremacists

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On the radio show this week we cover showing up for racial justice; how to talk with your children about the recent anti-Semitic, racist, and misogynistic white supremacist violence in Charlottesville; how people powered victories are happening right now and why; and we discuss how protecting net neutrality is critical to our democracy, activism, and lives.

*Special guests include: Judith Brown Dianis, Advancement Project, @adv_project; Sonia Smith-Kang, The Mixed Up Blog, @mixedupclothing; Rashad Robinson, Color of Change, @ColorOfChange; Steven Renderos, Center for Media Justice @mediajustice

40,000 Protestors Shut Down Neo-Nazi Rally

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Doug Cunningham of Workers Independent News joins us to talk about the anti-Nazi protests that went on over the weekend and how successful they were. In Boston there were 40,000 counter protesters in comparison to a couple dozen Nazis. We also talk about how in Missouri the ‘Right To Work” legislation has been put on hold so that the people of Missouri will have a chance to vote on it next year.