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Live at CCSU: The Returning Veterans Summit
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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10/12/2007
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Governor Jodi Rell calls for a Returning Veteran's Summit.

 

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Comissioner Linda Schwartz and Professor Jim Malley talk to John Dankosky at CCSU.Comissioner Linda Schwartz and Professor Jim Malley talk to John Dankosky at CCSU.Today, we're broadcasting live from the Student Center at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. It's the site of a daylong Veteran's Issues Summit. Returning Veterans will be telling Governor Jodi Rell, State Veteran's Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz, and a number of their peers what their concerns are as they come home after fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Today, we'll hear from veterans attending the event, and their stories. We'll hear about a study by CCSU Professors about veteran's needs, and we'll also talk with prominent veteran's advocates.

This is one of a series of conversations we've held with Connecticut Veteran's Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz. She is a Vietnam war veteran herself, and has been very active in trying to make sure that Connecticut's returning troops are able to get the benefits they not only need, but deserve. And, it's not always an easy process.

For a slideshow of pictures from the live program at Central Connecticut State University, please visit our Flickr Page.

If you have questions or comments for us, send us an email at wherewelive@wnpr.org.


 
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