Category: Supporting our Troops

Jr High Sets Standard for How Students Should Act… by acting like a bratty 12 year old…

Dear Rule-Makers at Public Schools, please be the solution instead of the problem…I realize you’re busy and you feel most comfortable following a big fancy handbook of rules, but students are people, and should be dealt with on an individual basis. I understand the need for some sort of order, maybe some protocol, but if the details offered in this article are correct, you just look silly, and you make me want to homeschool the kids I haven’t even had yet…  And you guys wonder why teens are so angsty… I was in the 8th grade (like 18 years ago)...

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Do We Really ‘Support Our Troops’?

Today, BROADSIDED presented perhaps one of the most difficult programs ever – talking about the epidemic of Military Sexual Assault,  Part II in the series.  The original program aired August 11, 2011.  We spoke of the issue in the abstract, fact and figures.  While we did have a victim on the program, Panayiota Bertzikis, she had laser-like focus on The Military Rape Crisis Center, of which she is the founder and Executive Director.  Ms. Bertzikis is admirably far more interested in getting help for other victims.  It was our impression that’s how she copes with her attack.  A very...

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This Week on BROADSIDED – Rape In the Military, the Rest of the Story…

On August 11th of this year, we presented a one-hour program exposing the pervasive problem of sexual assault within the ranks of the United States military and the response we received from that show was overwhelming. We were contacted by military personnel from across the country and knew we had only scratched the surface.  We spoke of the issues in the abstract-facts, figures, numbers-but there was no real ‘face’ on the topic.  As legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey used to say, “…and now, the rest of the story.” One case in particular caught our attention, that of former servicewoman, Terri...

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Women on the Front Lines: From War to Peace ~ ((LIVE)) Wednesday, 11am EST

What does it take to take a stand?  Can you imagine standing in front of a soldier who is shooting at demonstrators and trying to block him from firing? Can you imagine being a woman in Afghanistan and taking a job, knowing the Taliban might kill you for it? Can you imagine going to war zones, reporting on peace efforts? Live Wednesday on YAK, 11am-12pm EST, we’ll talk with brave women around the globe who are taking a stand and making a difference. Joining us are Susan Macaulay, founder of Amazing Women Rock, talking with Huwaida Arraf, an American-born...

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How Can Yoga Serve Our Troops? Resources for our Vets & Military

  ” Within the first five minutes of my first yoga class, I was knocked out and I slept through the whole class. But when I woke up,  I felt rested for the first time in years. I actually felt like I had some good sleep. And that was a big, big turning point for my healing.” -Hugo Patrocinio, former marine who served two deployments in Iraq This past Friday, September 16th at 11 am EST / 8 am PST / 9 am MST we turned our gaze to the large population of those who are returning from service...

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