The National Defense
Summary: The National Defense is the ONLY nationally-syndicated talk radio show geared towards active-duty military, reserves and their families.
The National Defense welcomes back a longtime friend of the program, Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns, to hear about what he's been up to since we last spoke with him. Anthony, among other activities, has recently performed for Pope Francis, the New York Mets, as well as participating in an event to raise funds for homeless female veterans.
November 28, 2015
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The National Defense recovers from their New Year's celebrations by grabbing a slice of pizza with an old friend of the program, Mark Evans, from Pizza 4 Patriots. Mark and his son cooked up an idea to provide pizza for troops on active duty overseas. With the Super Bowl coming up, Mark fills us in on his plans for 2016, including the big game, Veterans Day, and more. For more information check out the Pizza 4 Patriots website.
The National Defense takes a few minutes to speak with USAA financial guru, Bob Wiedower, about the Fed raising interest rates as well as everyone's favorite holiday dinner topic: LIFE INSURANCE. Jerry, Randy, Andy, and Nate wish you and yours a very happy, safe, and relaxing holiday season
The National Defense welcomes archivist Andrew Hinton from Texas Tech's Archive of Modern American Warfare to the program to discuss his organization's efforts to preserve the history, particularly digital records, of some of the more recent armed conflicts in American history. For more information on the project, please check out the AMAW website.
The National Defense kicks off this week's show by speaking with the creator of the first veteran employment TV program and getting an update on just some of the good work being done for veterans around the country, and the companies benefiting from them.
The National Defense welcomes the youngest grandson of US Military great General George Patton, Ben Patton, to the program. Randy and Jerry speak with Ben about his family's military history as well as his new project, I WAS THERE Film Workshops. The I WAS THERE program works to help veterans document their own stories of military service in order to help them both preserve their story of service, but to also cope with the sometimes difficult transition to civilian life.
The National Defense welcomes back the President and CEO of the American Humane Association, Dr. Robin Ganzert, to the program to talk about the recent bill passed in both houses on Capitol Hill and awaiting signature from the President to retire American service dogs ON American Soil. The VFW and the American Humane Association paired up after hearing the story of Army Specialist Brent Grommet and his service dog Matty.
The National Defense welcomes the director of the fantastic film "Kilo Two Bravo." Paul Katis, to the program to discuss his new film and the process of accurately telling this gripping story. "Kilo Two Bravo" is the story of a company of British soldiers who found themselves pinned down in a minefield in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2006. The film is available in many theaters across the country, as well as online. For more information, check out the webiste for "Kilo Two Bravo."
The National Defense is proud to welcome Nashville recording artist Amber Hayes to the program to discuss her single "Hero's Heart." Amber's song was originally created as a tribute to her uncle, Command Sgt. Major Bennie G. Adkins, who was recently awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the Special Forces in the Vietnam War. Amber has recently released an EP entitled "Running Out of Memories" and is currently touring the country with Ronnie McDowell. For more information on Amber Hayes, and to hear her song "Hero's Heart," check out her website at amberhayesmusic.com.
The National Defense welcomes the creator of the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel, Glenn Towery, to the program to discuss the inspiration for his channel, what exactly his program offers up for programming, and where he sees the Veterans Suicide Prevention Channel going in the future.
The National Defense opens up this week's show by checking in again with Dr. Andrew Lubin on the rapidly shifting picture of the refugee crisis in Europe. The Professor talks with Randy about Putin, and his activities in Syria, as well as the current crop of political hopefuls all seeking to be elected to the White House.
The National Defense opens up this week's show by highlighting a company offering incentives to veterans for starting their own small business. Scott Neuberger lives in the Kansas City area, and is a 20 year military veteran who now owns three stores in the KC area. Randy and Jerry discuss the stores, and the franchise's new "Ownership with Honor" program for military veterans; part of the VetFran program.