April 2013

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The following shows aired in April 2013. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
4/6/13 “SERVANT OF GOD,” Father Emil J. Kapaun, Chaplain, US Army
 
In 1950, Father Emil J. Kapaun, Chaplain, US Army, a native of Pilsen, Kansas, was Chaplain of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Calvary Division, Korea. He distinguished himself on the field of battle, both, as a soldier and a Chaplain. During the early days of the Korean War Father Kapaun, ministered both spiritually and physically to his fellow soldiers, particularly the sick, wounded and dying. Captured, 2 November 1950 by North Korean-Chinese Soldiers, Father Kapaun was confined at Prison Camp #5, Pyoktong, North Korea until his death, at the hands of his captors, 23 May 1951. Granted title of “Servant of God” by the Catholic Church Father Kapaun is the Most Decorated Chaplain in US military history. On April 11 President Obama will award the Congressional Medal of Honor for Father Kapaun.
 
Join Veterans Radio Host Bob Gould and guests: Father John Hotze, Priest and Judicial Vicar for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, Roy Wenzl, national award winning reporter for the Wichita Eagle and co-author of The Miracle of Father Kapaun, William “Bill” Funchess, soldier and fellow POW who was THERE at camp 5 all together to honor a great humanitarian.
4/13/13 Powerful Peace: A Navy Seal’s Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War
 
J. Robert DuBois is a security advisor who was once labeled a “smart power authority” while assisting U.S., British and Iraqi forces in Baghdad. A multilingual Navy SEAL with experience in more than thirty nations, he retired in 2006…then headed back into Iraq and Afghanistan to support commanders facing complex threat situations. In Powerful Peace, J. Robert DuBois takes on a crucial, unprecedented mission for a U.S. Navy SEAL: the relentless pursuit of interpersonal and international peacemaking. With gut wrenching candor and surprising moments of comedy, he narrates a personal journey through decades of conflict, its often-absurd origins, its ever-present innocent victims, and its potential solutions.
4/20/13 Helping Civilian Mental Healthcare Providers Work With Their Military Patients. This week on Veterans Radio we will be discussing the stigma many veterans have about going to see civilian mental health providers issues, and therefore refuse to visit these providers. Most soldiers returning from deployment believe that civilian mental health providers do not understand their specific issues, and therefore refuse to visit these providers.
 
What our guests have been doing to implement a Two-Tier program to teach and instruct civilian mental health providers on the differences between civilians and soldiers when it comes to their therapy, and to remove the barriers soldiers have when choosing to to visit mental health care providers. For more information go to www.starproviders.org
4/27/13 AT EASE. How time flies! With its April 27 edition, “At Ease” begins its second year on Veterans Radio. Host and bestselling author Dwight Jon Zimmerman celebrates the start of the show’s sophomore year by welcoming new guests artist/writer Wayne Vansant and retired SEAL Mike Ritland, and returning guest New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts who talk about their latest books.
 
PIRATE ALLEY by Stephen Coonts is the latest thriller starring his heroes Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini. A luxury cruise ship is captured by pirates off the Horn of Africa who enforce their authority with shocking savagery and a callous disregard for human life.
 
TRIDENT K9 WARRIORS by Mike Ritland with Gary Brozek is the fascinating story of today’s military working dogs from the point of view of a retired SEAL who trains them. For the first time ever, readers get an inside look at these elite K9 warriors—who they are, how they’re trained, and the extreme missions they undertake to save countless lives on the field of battle.
 
THE GRAPHIC HISTORY OF GETTYSBURG by Wayne Vansant is a brilliant achievement. Rich in drama, accurately detailed, this is a benchmark addition to the historiography of the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War.