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Veteran's Voice Radio Show

Veteran's Voice Radio Show with Northwest Veterans for Peace deals with matters of war and peace. Also deals with veterans health issues and the after effects of war.

Episode Archive

Veteran's Voice on 01/20/12

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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Mark Thompson on his recent article, "The Other 1 Percent"

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview Time Magazine investigative reporter Mark Thompson about his recent article, "The Other 1 Percent," on the increasing disconnect and distance between the military and the rest of the U.S. population.

Veteran's Voice on 12/16/11

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Fri, 12/16/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Revisiting Vietnam; Survival Guilt and Diagnosing PTSD and the Reintegration of Veterans

Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for Peace discuss Marvin's recent three-month visit to Vietnam. They'll also talk about the "Survival Guilt" used to diagnose PTSD. And, if there is time, they will look at veterans reintegrating back into society.

Veteran's Voice on 11/18/11

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Fri, 11/18/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Women on War, Part 2: Carolyn Mills interviews women affected by war

Today's show features Part 2 of "Woman on War," a panel discussion from the Veterans' Voice archive. This program was initially broadcast in the early 90's. Carolyn Mills interviews women who have been affected by war.

Veteran's Voice on 10/21/11

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Fri, 10/21/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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An interview with Don Blackburn, Viet Nam veteran-peace activist-poet

An interview with Don Blackburn, Viet Nam veteran-peace activist-poet,who will talk about "All You Have Given: Meditations on War, Peace & Reconciliation" his book of poems. He will also read from his book.

Veteran's Voice on 09/16/11

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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From the Veteran's Voice archives "Women on War"

Co-host Marvin Simmons writes from Duc Hoa, Viet Nam: "The radio show this month is a celebration of our 20 years with KBOO 90.7 fm radio. The program is an archival show from the early 1990's called "Women on War." The host is Carolyn Mills, who interviews 3 women whose lives have been affected by war."

Veteran's Voice on 07/15/11

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Fri, 07/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Northwest Vet for Peace Bill Bires on his life

Veteran's Voice honors co-host Bill Bires by interviewing him about his work and life. Bill is President of Northwest Veterans for Peace. He worked as a copper miner and a Teamster. He also survived atomic bomb testing in Nevada and a combat tour in Korea. He'll talk with his good friend and co-host Marvin Simmons about his life.

Read about the friendship between Bill and Marv at http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/04/kboos_veterans_voices_radio_sh.html

Veteran's Voice on 06/17/11

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Fri, 06/17/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Interview with Arlene Edwards, who was a nurse in Vietnam at the 45th Surgical Hospital in 1968.

Co-hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires interview Arlene Edwards, who was a nurse in Vietnam at the 45th Surgical Hospital in 1968. The 45th was first organized in 1943 at Camp White, Oregon as the 45th Portable Hospital. It was designed to be carried by men, pack animals or vehicles.

During the Vietnam War the operational site for the 45th was near Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. The 45th treated thousands of soldiers, the vast majority of whom were severely wounded combat casualties. On numerous occasions during the TET Offensive in early 1968 and at other times, personnel worked around the clock to care for the large number of casualties.

Veteran's Voice on 05/20/11

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Fri, 05/20/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi, pt 2

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Vets for Peace interviews Bob Chenoweth who was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five years and a member of the Peace Committee while in prison. Members of the Peace Committee were deeply affected by their combat experiences and as a result re-examined their basic assumptions about the war. They made radio and print statements against the war while in prison. In this second part of a two-part interview Chenoweth discusses some of his experiences in prison.

Veteran's Voice on 04/15/11

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Fri, 04/15/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Bob Chenowith, former prisoner of war in Hanoi

Host Marvin Simmons of Northwest Vets for Peace interviews Bob Chenoweth who was a prisoner of war in Hanoi for five years and a member of the Peace Committee while in prison. Members of the Peace Committee were deeply affected by their combat experiences and as a result reexamined their basic assumptions about the war.

Veteran's Voice on 03/18/11

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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Portland Vet Center

Northwest Vets for Peace speak with Ryan McNabb, Outreach Specialist at the Portland Vet Center.

Audio

Veteran's Voice Radio Show

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program date: 
Fri, 08/16/2013

Discussion of veteran's issues with guests Arlene, Bridgette Smith and Ed Van Dyke

  • Length: 51:34 minutes (47.21 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

War Is Not Innate

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Fri, 07/20/2012

Bill and Marvin interview John Horgan author of the book "The End of War." Humans are not born with a war gene. Horgan argues that war is socially and politically conditioned and can be unlearned and avoided.

  • Length: 52:35 minutes (24.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

"The Bunker Project"

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Fri, 06/15/2012

Join Bill and me (Marvin Simmons) when we will interview Bud Brown and Robert Helmick of "The Bunker Project". Bud is a Viet Nam veteran and professor at Western Oregon University. Robert Helmick is a Gulf War veteran. They will explan what "The Bunker Project" is all about. Bud Brown also works with veterans involved with the justice system.

  • Length: 53:00 minutes (48.52 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance tell their stories

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Fri, 04/20/2012

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires speak with members of the Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance. The group is working to create a community of people who desire to find justice, answers and support for the generational victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin. It was founded by children of Vietnam Veterans to serve as a voice for the children of Vietnam Veterans including second and third generation victims of Agent Orange and Dioxin Exposures worldwide. The members of the group believe in empowering each other to hold the companies and governments responsible for causing devastation and suffering to our generations.

  • Length: 54:30 minutes (49.9 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Bonus Soldiers March and the Kellogg–Briand Pact

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Fri, 03/16/2012

Today Veteran's Voice presents an archival program on the Bonus Soldiers March, which started here in Portland. The Bonus Army was an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C., in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand immediate cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. They also discuss the Kellogg–Briand Pact (also called the General Treaty for the Renunciation of War or the World Peace Act) which was an agreement signed on August 27, 1928, by the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Italy. The Kellogg–Briand Pact is named after its authors: Frank B. Kellogg and French foreign minister Aristide Briand.

  • Length: 54:52 minutes (25.12 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)

David Swanson, about his new book The Military Industrial Complex at 50

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Fri, 02/17/2012
 

Hosts Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for Peace speak with writer, reporter and speaker David Swanson, about his new book

The Military Industrial Complex at 50

. He is also the author of

Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union

,

War Is A Lie

, and

When the World Outlawed War

.

  • Length: 33:25 minutes (5.74 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 24Kbps (CBR)

Mark Thompson on his recent article, "The Other 1 Percent"

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program date: 
Fri, 01/20/2012

Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace interview Time Magazine investigative reporter Mark Thompson about his recent article, "The Other 1 Percent," on the increasing disconnect and distance between the military and the rest of the U.S. population.

Thompson has reported extensively from Afghanistan and Iraq, reporting on the progress of the conflicts there and the unexpected lack of armor for the U.S. military, and has written four major pieces on the true costs of the Iraq war -- an early look at the war's wounded, a study of the U.S. troops killed in a single week, the lonely vigil of an Ohio family whose son was the first American soldier in this war to be listed as missing in action, whose remains were ultimately recovered in March, 2008, and the death of a GI at the hands of Army medicine a year after he was slightly wounded in Iraq.

  • Length: 50:55 minutes (46.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 48kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Revisiting Vietnam; Survival Guilt and Diagnosing PTSD and the Reintegration of Veterans

program date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011

Marvin Simmons and Bill Bires of Northwest Vets for Peace discuss Marvin's recent three-month visit to Vietnam. They'll also talk about the "Survival Guilt" used to diagnose PTSD. And, if there is time, they will look at veterans reintegrating back into society.

  • Length: 53:11 minutes (48.69 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Women on War Part 2

program date: 
Fri, 11/18/2011

Today's show features Part 2 of "Woman on War," a panel discussion from the Veterans' Voice archive. This program was initially broadcast in the early 90's. Carolyn Mills interviews women who have been affected by war.

  • Length: 53:06 minutes (48.61 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Veteran's Voice 10/21/2011

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Fri, 10/28/2011

An interview with Don Blackburn, Viet Nam veteran-peace activist-poet,who will talk about "All You Have Given: Meditations on War, Peace & Reconciliation" his book of poems. He will also read from his book.

Don Blackburn was born near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1947 and raised in Southern California. Boyhood interests included sports, surfing, music and reading. He graduated from Hawthorne High School in Hawthorne, California in 1965. He served in the U.S. Army 1966-68, in Viet Nam 1967-68, attached to the 116th transportation company for most of the time, in and around Cam Ranh Bay; he was also at Long Binh and Bear Cat for a short time. He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1973 with a B.A. in English and went on to earn an M.A. at Humboldt in English/Teaching of Writing. Don taught at high school and university level for 27 years. He is a published poet and short story writer. Don maintains a home on forest land in Bandon, Oregon, and lives part of each year in Viet Nam where he volunteers with several humanitarian projects. He is a practicing Buddhist and a member of Veterans For Peace. Don Blackburn also belongs to a veterans group that does presentations in schools, works with veterans' issues, etc.

  • Length: 38:17 minutes (35.05 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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