Dr. Andrew Pomerantz is chief
of Mental Health at the White
River Junction VA hospital. He’s an associate professor of psychiatry
at Dartmouth Medical School. He spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the
treatment and community support programs that are in place for returning veterans.
Military veterans got a chance to bring their concerns
directly to the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs; The Attorney
General’s office has issued a key Constitutional ruling regarding hemp
legislation passed by lawmakers this year; First Lady Laura Bush came to
Woodstock today to celebrate a grant for Vermont’s only national park; and
commentator Charlie Nardozzi shows how East meets West when you plant bamboo.
Plans are being drawn up for two different memorials to Vermonters killed in
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
as VPR’s Ross Sneyd reports, the public has been asked to help plan one of the
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.
all turbulence in the national economy and on Wall Street mean for Vermont? State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
examines the health of the state’s investment accounts, and Vermont’s economic outlook. Also, Staff Sergeant Alaria O’Brien shares her story of helping help other Iraq and Afghanistan veterans get
medical and psychological services after
deployment. And the Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival is underway – we get a peek a few of the films.