Veterans Day 2021 shows on Connections with Evan Dawson On-Demand

Veterans Day 2021 shows on Connections with Evan Dawson On-Demand

Thu, 11/11/2021 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Connections with Evan Dawson

Join the conversation on Connections with Evan Dawson for two shows featuring on veterans for Veterans Day 2021. At 12pm  transitioning back to civilian life  and  at 1pm remembering 1983 Beirut Bombing. Listen On-Demand to the Archive

We bring you two conversations with local veterans on Veterans Day. 

Listen to the Archive: First at 12pm, when members of the military leave active duty, they may face challenges re-entering civilian life. We talk about Operation Green Light, a program geared at easing that transition. Our guests:

  • Jason Skinner, U.S. Army veteran, and director of Livingston County Veterans Services
  • Mike Eastman, Brigadier General (ret), and executive director of the ETS Sponsorship Program

Listen to the Archive: Then in our second hour, a 1983 bombing in Beirut took the lives of more than 240 U.S. service members, including local Marines. We sit down with a one of the survivors. Our guests:

  • Mike Zawacki, Beirut Marine veteran 
  • Hicham Bou-Nassif, associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College 

Connect here to learn how to listen and join the discussion. 

Learn about additional Veterans programming from American Veterans and resources in our community for local veterans at WXXI's Veterans Connection


The broadcast of the American Veteran series is made possible locally with support from: