Save the Government, Memories of Vietnam, Know Our Veterans

Save the Government, Memories of Vietnam, Know Our Veterans

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 6, Episode 269

  • Nov 11, 2017 5:00 pm
  • 2:26:07 mins

Raven Rock (19:11) Garrett M. Graff is a magazine journalist and historian, writes about politics, technology, and national security—helping to explain both where we’ve been and where we’re headed. He currently serves as the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program. Imagine there was a foreseeable tragedy that would wipe out the country.  What would the government do?  Do they have a plan to save the human race?  according to Garret M. Graff, author of Rock Raven: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself-While the Rest of Us Die,  the government had a plan like this for the cold war, and not everyone would live.  Graff explains the details of the plan to save the government. Memories of Vietnam (1:09:00) Terry Herschal served as a medic in Vietnam. In honor of Veterens Day we revisit this interview Dr. Matt Townsend conducted back in 2012. Terry Herschal shares the story of how and why he chose to serve his country, also when he was shot, when he had to take a life, and why America needs to know more about what it means to serve your country.  Moral Obligation to Know Our Veterans (1:56:10) Mike Haynie is the founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Veteran’s Day is coming up this Saturday, and as we remember the sacrifices that have been made in the name of freedom, we like to think we are there for and support those who have fought for our country. But, as Americans, how supportive of our Veterans are we really? Mike Haynie is the founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the nation’s first, interdisciplinary academic institute focused purposefully on informing and impacting the policy, economic, wellness, and social concerns the nation’s veterans and their families. Mike Haynie explains how US citizens need to know our Veterans.

Episode Segments

Raven Rock

Nov 11, 2017

Garrett M. Graff is a magazine journalist and historian, writes about politics, technology, and national security—helping to explain both where we’ve been and where we’re headed. He currently serves as the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program. Imagine there was a foreseeable tragedy that would wipe out the country.  What would the government do?  Do they have a plan to save the human race?  according to Garret M. Graff, author of Rock Raven: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself-While the Rest of Us Die,  the government had a plan like this for the cold war, and not everyone would live.  Graff explains the details of the plan to save the government.

Garrett M. Graff is a magazine journalist and historian, writes about politics, technology, and national security—helping to explain both where we’ve been and where we’re headed. He currently serves as the executive director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program. Imagine there was a foreseeable tragedy that would wipe out the country.  What would the government do?  Do they have a plan to save the human race?  according to Garret M. Graff, author of Rock Raven: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself-While the Rest of Us Die,  the government had a plan like this for the cold war, and not everyone would live.  Graff explains the details of the plan to save the government.

Moral Obligation to Know Our Veterans

Nov 11, 2017

Mike Haynie is the founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Veteran’s Day is coming up this Saturday, and as we remember the sacrifices that have been made in the name of freedom, we like to think we are there for and support those who have fought for our country. But, as Americans, how supportive of our Veterans are we really? Mike Haynie is the founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the nation’s first, interdisciplinary academic institute focused purposefully on informing and impacting the policy, economic, wellness, and social concerns the nation’s veterans and their families. Mike Haynie explains how US citizens need to know our Veterans.

Mike Haynie is the founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Veteran’s Day is coming up this Saturday, and as we remember the sacrifices that have been made in the name of freedom, we like to think we are there for and support those who have fought for our country. But, as Americans, how supportive of our Veterans are we really? Mike Haynie is the founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the nation’s first, interdisciplinary academic institute focused purposefully on informing and impacting the policy, economic, wellness, and social concerns the nation’s veterans and their families. Mike Haynie explains how US citizens need to know our Veterans.