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    Broadcast TODAY- Veterans: Battles Faced on the Homefront

    Lena Scheibengraber

      Veterans: Battles Faced on the Homefront

      Living among us are veterans who have served in WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  The ages of veterans can be anywhere from their twenties to their nineties.  They are men and women.  At home, they face short and long term issues.  What are those issues, and how can we help them? 

      Hosted by Denise Callaway.


      BOB CURRY is a Vietnam combat veteran.  He is the founder of Dryhootch of America, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans be part of the home community. Dryhootch is an alcohol free coffee house that provides access to a wide range of services, including legal help, housing assistance programs, family peers, addiction programs, and music, art, and writing programs.

      LEAH LOCKETT is a veteran who served as an engineer officer in the U.S. Army.  She was stationed in Germany and then deployed to Iraq as a 2nd lieutenant from 2003-2004.  Ms. Lockett was the only female officer in a company of 130 soldiers.  Since her discharge, she has worked with various community organizations in support of veterans’ needs.

      ROBERT COCROFT is president and CEO of the Center for Veterans Issues, (CVI), a non-profit advocacy organization that provides services and housing to low-income veterans and their families.  He is a retired U.S. Army brigadier general.  For eight years, he served as deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

      Here’s where to go to attend Wisconsin's only weekly TV program taped in front of an audience: 1034 N. 4th Street, 2nd floor 
(Main entrance across from the Bradley Center on 4th with elevator access off the parking lot on 4th and Highland.)

      Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

      The forums are free and open to the public. Bring your lunch or buy it at Turner Hall Restaurant. A server will be available to take your order. The restaurant provides complimentary coffee during the recording. Come with a friend and join the conversation. 

      CAN'T ATTEND? Watch on Milwaukee Public Television, Channel 36.1 - Friday, 9 PM and Sunday, 9 AM or at www.mptv.org/shows/fourth_street_forum/

      Programs also run on Time Warner's, "On Demand". Check listing.  All programs are available from the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.