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Standing Room Only: Generation Speaks

On November 11th, veterans from multiple generations and wars gathered at the Bell Trace Senior Living Community to talk about war and how it has changed over time. Panelists ranged from age 35 to age 95. The veterans discussed how communication, education, and technology has changed in the military over the years. The audio in this episode is courtesy of …

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Standing Room Only: Why Vietnam Still Matters 50 Years Later

On November 5, four Vietnam Veterans sat on a panel at the Monroe County History Center and discussed their service along with why Vietnam is still important today. Local Vietnam veterans included Phil Zook, Cathy Peacock, Jim Kryway, and Jim Follette. Veteran and filmmaker Ron Osgood moderated the panel. Panelists will discuss their time abroad along with what it was …

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Veterans Court Coming to Monroe County

Nationwide there are more than 21.5 million veterans, many of whom struggle with PTSD, brain injury or trauma, and drug and alcohol addictions. This combination sometimes leads to problems as veterans reintegrate into civilian life, and some find themselves in court. Monroe County Chief Probation Officer Linda Brady has secured a $64,000 grant from the Indiana Judicial Center to fund …

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Daily Local News – June 14, 2016

The Bloomington Utilities Service Center won’t be LEED certified anytime soon; In other news from the Utilities Department, Bloomington’s water quality coordinator is optimistic that the city has got its problem with disinfectant byproducts under control; Bloomington PRIDE is holding a candlelight vigil tonight to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando; Last week, …

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“We Didn’t Ask” – A Secretive History in Vietnam

Everyone has a story to tell. And as loved ones grow older, those stories become more and more precious to their family members. But what do you do when they have stories that they don’t want to tell? Indiana University student David Crosman brings us the story of his Grand Uncle, Louis Adams, and his secretive involvement in the Vietnam …

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Art with Heart For Local Veterans

Elder Heart is the creation of former special forces Green Beret Magnus Johnson, who found himself apathetic and disconnected when he came to Indiana after eight years of military service. It was through working with Nashville Artist Jim Connor that Johnson began to feel connected  to civilian life once again, and he is now offering a similar outlet to other …

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