Season 1


Also-Serves-ThumbThe Family Serves As Well, broadcast June 15th, 2015

Serving in the military doesn’t just impact the service member, the family also serves. In this episode Blue Star Moms and family readiness experts will share their experiences and perspectives.







VV-CALVET-thumb Your VA: Cal Vet, broadcast May 18th, 2015

The final installment Your VA: CalVet outlines programs they offer including Vet Homes, Home Loans and Veteran Services as well as a special Memorial Day tribute with footage from General Mattis.







VV-VA-thumb Your VA: Federal Veterans Affairs, broadcast April 20th, 2015

This is the 3rd episode in our “Your VA” series. The VA’s structure and history is discussed. Guests include the Director of VA Nor CA Health Care, reps from the Regional VA in Oakland as well as the Concord VA.







va-office Your VA: Contra Costa Veterans Service Office, broadcast March 16th, 2015
Take a tour and meet the staff of Contra Costa’s Veteran Service Office. This county department was created to help veterans and their families obtain veterans’ benefits from federal, state and local agencies.






jobs-thumbReboot 3: Veterans Serving in the Community, broadcast February 16th, 2015
Reboot 3: Veterans Serving in the Community highlights the opportunities and importance of veterans continuing to serve in their community. This show features community service opportunities that exist for veterans looking to extend their spirit of service and connection to their community.





jobs-thumbReboot 2: Jobs for Vets, broadcast January 19th, 2015
This is our employment show and the 2nd episode in our “Reboot” series. “Jobs for Vets” highlights the challenges and rewards veterans face when looking for employment. Guests include successfully employed veterans, employment counselors and employers who specialize in hiring vets.






education-thumbReboot: From Service Member to Student, broadcast December 15th, 2014
This is the education for veterans episode. VA benefits are discussed and how they can help student veterans pay for their continued education. Guests include local college students and program leaders who will share their experiences and insights.





War-ink-thumb"The War Ink Special", broadcast November 17th, 2014
This episode profiles the War Ink virtual photo exhibit sponsored by the Contra Costa Library. War Ink shares the stories of veterans through their tattoos which memorialize fallen comrades and tell the stories of combat in their own words. Guests include War Ink co-creator Jason Deitch and various participants.
 




 
suicide-thumbSuicide: It's Worth Talking About, broadcast October 20th, 2014
This poignant episode discusses suicide in the veteran community and offers resources for those needing immediate help. Guests include VA Suicide Prevention Coordinator Brian Adkinson as well as veterans Brian Vargas and Joshua Stanley who share their emotionally
charged stories.





va-suppo-thumbCaregiver Support, broadcast September 15th 2014
Caregivers: the unsung heroes who provide critical support to veterans. Resources and benefits for veterans and their caregivers is discussed. Guests include Mike Conklin from the Sentinels of Freedom Program as well as Shon Tamblyn from the VA Caregivers Support Program.






Stress-thumbPost War Stress and Daily Life, broadcast August 18th, 2014
This show outlines veterans who have used creativity as an outlet to cope with their combat experiences. Authors Joe Callaway, Bon Whitworth and Zakariah Bass discuss their combat novels. Photographer and veteran Dottie Guy shares her artwork and discusses re-entering civilian life.






PilotPilot Episode, broadcast on July 21st, 2014
The first episode of this live, call-in series produced for veterans by veterans. Nathan Johnson introduces himself as the host and highlights the topics that will be covered in upcoming shows. An overview of the website is shown as well as discussion of the resource and event pages.