March 9, 2016
In this episode we Go Across the Fence and Behind Enemy lines with John Stryker Meyer, US Army Special Forces MACV SOG...Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Today's missions are classified but the missions in Vietnam are mostly cleared and thrilling stories from the breed who began it all in the jungles of South East Asia.
Special Operator J Stryker "Tilt" Meyer is the author of "Across the Fence; The Secret War in Vietnam, and "On the Ground, The Secret War in Vietnam" which he is co author.
Learn more before you listen by going to John's web site.
February 25, 2016
In this episode we get the opportunity to speak with Lorelei Kelly who is the Resilient Democracy Project Lead at, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. We learn about her background and discuss congress and how it currently operates, what is wrong with it and what its going to take to "save itself from an imposed lobotomy".
This was a great interview and full on knowledge thanks to Lorelei experience working with members of congress.
February 18, 2016
In this episode David and Joe explore the concept of homegrown terrorists, the extent of their network and their impact upon the American psyche with Peter Bergen.
Peter Bergen is a print, television and web journalist, documentary producer, think tank director, and the author of five books, three of which were New York Times bestsellers and three of which were named among the non-fiction books of the year by the Washington Post. The books have been translated into twenty languages and have been turned into three documentaries, two of which were nominated for Emmys and one of which won an Emmy.
He is Vice President, Director of the Fellows Programs and the International Security Program at New America in Washington D.C.; Professor of Practice at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University where he is the co-director of the Center on the Future of War; CNN’s national security analyst and a fellow at Fordham University’s Center on National Security. He is the editor of the South Asia Channel and the South Asia Daily, online publications of Foreign Policy magazine. Bergen is on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, a leading scholarly journal in the field, and has testified before multiple congressional committees about Afghanistan, Pakistan, al-Qaeda, drones and other terrorism-related issues. He is a member of the Homeland Security Project, a successor to the 9/11 Commission, and also of the Aspen Homeland Security Group. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy and writes a weekly column for CNN.com. He has held teaching positions at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University where he taught graduate students courses in his areas of expertise: Al-Qaeda and allied groups and U.S. national security.
February 3, 2016
John D. Carlson is Associate
Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University where he is also Associate
Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. His research
intersects religion, politics, and ethics, with particular emphasis on issues
of war and peace, religion and violence, human rights, and a variety of other
social and political issues.
John received his BA from
Vanderbilt University in political science and MA and PhD in religion and
ethics from The University of Chicago Divinity School.
He is coeditor of, and
contributor to, three books, most recently From
Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion,
Violence, and America (University of California Press, 2012). His other
books include The Sacred and the
Sovereign: Religion and International Politics (Georgetown, 2003) and Religion and the Death Penalty: A Call for
Reckoning (Eerdmans, 2004). He is also the author of two dozen journal
articles and book chapters—in addition to a number of shorter essays.
He is currently co-directing a Luce
Foundation-funded grant on Religion and Global Citizenship, a project exploring
the question of what duties citizens owe to others and whether and how religion
informs, expands, or limits those duties.
He is also a Commander in the US
Navy Reserve with over twenty years of combined active and reserve experience.
From 2014-15, he was deployed to Djibouti, East Africa where he served as the
military liaison to U.S. Embassy Djibouti. He is currently the commanding
officer of a US Pacific Fleet reserve unit in San Antonio, TX.
He is married with two young
sons and a very old dog.
January 20, 2016
In this Episode we have in studio Daniel Rothenberg,
Professor of Practice, School of Politics and Global Studies
Co-Director, Center on the Future of War
Lincoln Fellow for Ethics and Human Rights Law
Eight years experience working in the Middle East on Civil Societies and Rule of Law issues
Co-Editor of Drone Wars, with Peter Bergen
Daniel will be discussing the failed states in the Middle East, the Center on the Future of War and the critical issues facing the US in the short and near term.
June 24, 2015
Our interview with the 17th Surgeon General of the United States and former Green Beret, Dr Richard Carmona will be available to view on You Tube tomorrow at 11 am Arizona Time. The web site, "Vets on Media", no longer exists and our shows next season will be for a different radio station. Thank all of you who have tuned in. We now have a body of work that is gaining interest from those who can make our next season much, much better
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June 18, 2015
Guests this week on the Veterans Heritage Hour are Ashley Durham and Alec Griffith, former VHP members from Cactus Shadows High School. They will discuss their respective experiences of interviewing veterans and how these interviews changed their lives. Ashley just finished her freshman year at ASU’s Barrett Honors College. Alec just finished his first year at UCLA. The story does end with the interview as WWII, Iwo Jima Veteran, Walter " Doc" Davidson
June 11, 2015
Today, Joe and David got a little personal about each other, sharing with you al who these guys are and where they have been over the years. Telling about their travels to far away lands and people they have com across in this journey we call life. They also re-capped a bit on some of the very special guests they have had on this show since the start in Feb of this year 2015. Grab your favriote drink and sit down, you don't want to miss this show!