Interview: Matt Howard on the winter soldier hearings

Last month the group Iraq Veterans Against the War held the winter soldier proceedings near Washington, D.C. Matt Howard of Burlington was there. Howard was a Marine Corporal and served during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and later went back in 2004. He speaks with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the experience.

VT Edition Interview: Noah Baker Merrill on Direct Aid Iraq

According to UN figures, two million Iraqi refugees have fled into neighboring countries since the U.S. invasion in 2003. Now, one Vermont man is working to make sure they have access to health care. VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with Brattleboro resident Noah Baker Merrill, who is the founder and coordinator of a grass roots medical relief project called Direct Aid Iraq.

Vermont Edition interview: traumatic brain injury among Iraq veterans

Just a under a year ago, the Vermont National Guard started a new effort to help identify whether veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq were suffering from traumatic brain injury. Over the first year of the program, its mandate and staffing have increased to deal with the large numbers of veterans who need assistance in readjusting to civilian life.