US Military http://kwgs.org en ST on Health: The Wall Street Journal's Extraordinary Multimedia Journalism --- "The Lobotomy Files" http://kwgs.org/post/st-health-wall-street-journals-extraordinary-multimedia-journalism-lobotomy-files <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks with Michael M. Phillips, a staff reporter at the Washington, D.C., bureau of The Wall Street Journal. Phillips has reported on the U.S. ground war in Afghanistan since 2001, and he went to Iraq to cover a certain American battalion several times between 2003 and 2006. He writes often about the aftermath of these wars, including post-traumatic stress, suicide, and other issues facing veterans and their families. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 20:36:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 51489 at http://kwgs.org ST on Health: The Wall Street Journal's Extraordinary Multimedia Journalism --- "The Lobotomy Files" Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) Speaks on "Perspectives of American Military Intervention" http://kwgs.org/post/col-ann-wright-ret-speaks-perspectives-american-military-intervention <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and a twenty-nine-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. A well-known peace activist, Col. Wright obtained a master's as well as a law degree at the University of Arkansas; she also earned a master's in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. In 1987, she joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia. Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:45:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 46847 at http://kwgs.org Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) Speaks on "Perspectives of American Military Intervention" Mikey Weinstein Is Fighting, Forcefully and Tirelessly, for Military Religious Freedom in America http://kwgs.org/post/mikey-weinstein-fighting-forcefully-and-tirelessly-military-religious-freedom-america <p>On this edition of ST, we present a conversation with the equally vociferous, aggressive, and relentless Michael L. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:23:48 +0000 Rich Fisher 46503 at http://kwgs.org Mikey Weinstein Is Fighting, Forcefully and Tirelessly, for Military Religious Freedom in America "Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History" http://kwgs.org/post/bradley-manning-wikileaks-and-biggest-exposure-official-secrets-american-history <p>Our guest on ST is Denver Nicks, a writer and freelance journalist based in New York City. Originally from Oklahoma, Nicks has written about such varied subjects as street art in Poland, a failed coup in the Philippines, and the working-class underbelly of Wall Street in the midst of the financial meltdown. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:36:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 41712 at http://kwgs.org "Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History" "The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military" http://kwgs.org/post/real-story-americas-servicewomen-todays-military <p>Today on ST, we speak by phone with the author and journalist, Tanya Biank, whose book, "Army Wives," is the basis for the popular series of the same title on Lifetime TV. Biank is also the daughter, sister, and wife of U.S. Army colonels, and during her days as a newspaper reporter, she traveled around the globe with American soldiers. Biank's new book, just out, is called "Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military" --- and this is what we're discussing with her on our program.&nbsp; Given the decision, announced one week ago, by U.S. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:18:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 33327 at http://kwgs.org "The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military" Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washinton Post on "The War within the War for Afghanistan" http://kwgs.org/post/rajiv-chandrasekaran-washinton-post-war-within-war-afghanistan <p>On this edition of our program, we are pleased to speak with Rajiv Chandrasekaran, a senior correspondent and associate editor with The Washington Post, whose newest book (just out in June of this year) is called "Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan." This book, like much of Chandrasekaran's tireless reporting over the last several years, basically explores America's response to both al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan --- a complex, often difficult, and ongoing military engagement that now stands as the longest war in U.S. history. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:18:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 26135 at http://kwgs.org Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washinton Post on "The War within the War for Afghanistan" "Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century" http://kwgs.org/post/police-training-and-nation-building-american-century <p>Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Jeremy Kuzmarov, the Jay P. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 19:47:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 25618 at http://kwgs.org "Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century" Yale University Historian David Blight on How We Remember the Civil War http://kwgs.org/post/yale-university-historian-david-blight-how-we-remember-civil-war <p>Tomorrow, of course, is the Fourth of July, America&#39;s birthday. But, in the meantime, today (July 3rd) is the 149th anniversary of Pickett&#39;s Charge, the failed Confederate infantry assault on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg: the unsuccessful attack (named for Maj. Gen. George Pickett) that&#39;s now basically seen as the beginning of the end of the Southern war effort. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 21:10:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 21648 at http://kwgs.org Yale University Historian David Blight on How We Remember the Civil War One US Army Veteran and His Cross-Country Bike Trek to Raise PTSD Awareness http://kwgs.org/post/one-us-army-veteran-and-his-cross-country-bike-trek-raise-ptsd-awareness <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak with Thomas Skinner, a US Army veteran who&#39;s been battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) for more than two decades. Over the years, ever since he was honourably discharged from Fort Eustis in Virginia, Skinner has worked as a truck driver, a wildlife photographer, and at a few other jobs. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:56:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 17560 at http://kwgs.org One US Army Veteran and His Cross-Country Bike Trek to Raise PTSD Awareness America's Defense Budget in an Age of Cutbacks http://kwgs.org/post/americas-defense-budget-age-cutbacks <p>Significant and far-ranging budgetary cutbacks are planned, over the next several years, for the United States Armed Forces --- how, if at all, will these reductions affect our country&#39;s military stature on the world stage? And how, if at all, will they influence our own feelings (or perceptions) of security here at home? On today&#39;s show, we welcome Col. Thomas X. Hammes (USMC, Retired), who recently gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations entitled &ldquo;Defense in Times of Austerity.&rdquo; In his three-decade stint in the Marine Corps, Col. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 00:14:39 +0000 Rich Fisher 17220 at http://kwgs.org America's Defense Budget in an Age of Cutbacks