BackStory--a new call-in public radio show about American history hosted by historians Peter Onuf, Ed Ayers, and Brian Balogh--is looking for callers for a show about the veteran in American history who have a question or comment about this topic to share with the hosts.
Here is the blurb for the Veterans show, which might help you think about questions/comments:
"Rambo, Elvis Presley, and former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders have one important thing in common: military service. So who are America’s veterans? Soldiers travel far away to risk their lives, but how easy is returning home? How do we welcome veterans back from wars we’ve viewed unfavorably (think WWII vs. Vietnam)? In 1944, the GI Bill allowed vets to attend college and buy homes; today, some lawmakers are questioning the feasibility of full scholarships. What have vets been promised in the past? How did soldiers deal with the psychological wounds of war in the days before PTSD? Does military service make for effective political leaders?"
If you would like to be a caller, please email me ASAP and I can give you more details. We are recording calls for this show this Friday, 9/26, from 8-10am. Being a caller takes about eight minute, and it's recorded, not live. You can learn more about the show, listen to episodes, make comments, and sign up for our podcast at www.backstoryradio.org. Hope to hear from you soon!
Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.
Producing Assistant of Research
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