14-50 Story 1: Veterans and Employment

 

Synopsis: We see the honors at every major sporting event – the big flag on the field, the cheers, the signs – all for our veterans. It’s wonderful that America is honoring it’s military men and women, but we also need to remember that many of them come back from active duty without good jobs. We talk to two men whose organizations are trying to remedy that shortfall, and to a woman who writes about opportunities for some veterans to get back into life and work after stress-related injuries.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Eric Eversole, Vice-President of the US Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of Hiring Our Heroes. Eric Engquist, Assistant Vice President of USAA’s Military Transition Program Stephanie Westlund, author of Field Exercises: How veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities.

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