December 2016

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The following shows aired in November 2016. Click on the show date in the left column to listen to that show. Files are in MP3 format.
12/4/16 The Lost Tapes: Pearl Harbor. December 7, 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack by the Japanese Imperial Navy, a date that has for over seven decades “lived in infamy.”< To commemorate the attack that prompted the United States to enter WWII, Smithsonian Channel will premiere its new documentary series The Lost Tapes with its first installment: The Lost Tapes: Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.

Using archival footage, audio, radio reports, and rarely seen photographs, The Lost Tapes presents the events to the viewer as if they were occurring in real-time. With no interviews and narration, the series forces the viewer to experience the confusion and near pandemonium that occurred in Honolulu on that shocking day. Some of the primary media used in the series haven’t been seen for 70 years.

Our guest is The Lost Tapes: Pearl Harbor  producer, Tom Jennings, and much much more this week on Veterans Radio.

12/11/16 Gifts for Veterans. This week on Veterans Radio we will be highlighting companies that have gifts that veterans would love to find under their tree. If you have a company and/or product you think veterans would want, contact Veterans Radio and we will put your link on our website or, if time allows, have you on Sunday’s program.
Some organizations and products we’ll promoting Sunday are listed below.

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12/18/16 USO: Bob Hope and Lidia BastianichUSO came into being during a dark time in history. The U.S. was not at war, but the rest of the world seemed to be. Hitler’s troops stood at the English Channel and launched nightly air raids against London.

In the face of such threats, the U.S. instituted a military draft, calling hundreds of thousands of men to the colors, and Americans wanted to reach out to their young men. President Franklin D. Roosevelt asked charitable organizations to band together to provide morale and recreation services to service members. Actor-comedian Bob Hope —a man whose name would be virtually synonymous with the organization—held the first camp show in 1941, and for the next five decades, he was the face of the organization.Bob Hope Through the Years on You Tube.

Learn about the Bob Hope:An American Treasure exhibit at the Cleveland History Center
(this interview had to be rescheduled)

And in an uplifting PBS special, Lidia Celebrates America: Holiday for Heroes, Lidia Bastianich. meets with veterans who reflect on their service. Each discusses their longing to be reunited with family during holidays, the challenges and sacrifices of their work, and the pride they take in having defended our country. Together, they create a distinct image of the diversity of the United States military.
12/25/16 Merry Christmas from Veterans Radio We are taking this week off to be with our families and friends.
We hope you enjoy this special song.