Andrea and Roger talk about changes at the VA, a national emergency declaration that will hurt military families (in addition to our values), and the importance of providing equal access to college education for enlisted servicemembers. There is also a lot of laughing in this episode...a LOT.
This week, Andrea podcasts while driving as she and Roger welcome Malia Du Mont of Bard College. They talk about living your college dream, outranking your Reserve self as a civilian, and the best meal in CNY. They also talk about the loss of one of Upstate's own, Senior Chief Shannon Kent, of Pine Plains.
Andrea and Roger take a look back at Season 1 of the podcast and welcome special guest Chris Gibson, former Congressman from NY-19. They also talk about infrastructure decisions in Syracuse, servicewomen health studies, and the Blue Water Navy bill's immediate future in Congress.
Andrea and Roger talk about the shocking, public failures of the Veterans Benefit Administration. Also Happy Hanukkah, a welcome home to a Korean War vet, and a reminder to reach out this holiday season.
We are live from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY! We talk with representatives from the NY Division of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, and VFW. Plus, we get to see some unique military and veteran-related artifacts at the HOF. Please excuse the sound quality - this is our first live episode!
Antonio Delgado, Democrat candidate for New York's 19th Congressional District, joins Andrea and Roger to talk about his plan for upstate veterans and a wide range of topics. He also helps settle an ice cream score.
Andrea and Roger are joined by USMC vet and Common Defense organizer Alexander McCoy to talk about real people running for office, the need for more people *not* to run for office, and an overview of the things to watch for during the mid-term elections.