The National Defense welcomes friend of the program, Dr. Andrew Lubin, back to the program to discuss the current events and topics affecting the U.S. military around the world. For the first segment of this week's show Dr. Lubin addresses the ISIS threat in the Middle East, the role that America and Europe is playing, and what to expect in the future from ISIS.
Randy continues his conversation with Dr. Andre Lubin and in this segment we delve into the spread of ebola in west Africa as well as Texas. Dr. Lubin talks facts when it comes to the likelihood of Americans contracting the deadly disease, the hype and panic surrounding the disease and more.
Randy speaks with the man who knows everything about money, Scott Halliwell of USAA. This week Scott tackles the sticky subject of financial planning and budgets in couples that have distinctly different strategies for handling their money. Scott offers common sense financial advice, but will not take sides with you during an argument with your spouse.
The National Defense welcomes Steve Caldeira, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association, to the program to talk about the Vet Fran; Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative of the IFA. Vet Fran is a collection of over 600 franchises around the country that offer special opportunities to military veterans seeking to open up their own franchise. For more information on this great program of the IFA, check out the Vet Fran website.
Randy continues his discussion on Vet Fran with IFA Chief, Steve Caldeira, as they discuss some specific stories of veterans struggling to transition their skills honed in the military to civilian life. Randy and Steve also talk about the award that the Vet Fran program recently was honored with.
Randy speaks with Bill Deutsch, the creator of the syndicated veteran's hiring television show, "Hiring America." The VFW has partnered with "Hiring America" and has watched it grow and spread into more than 80 TV markets year after year. This is the third year of "Hiring America" and for moreinformation on the program, where you can watch it, or getting your story out, check out the Hiring America website.
The National Defense wraps up this week's show by discussing the new iPhone, Apple Payments, and the many other outfits that offer some of the new digital payment systems. Scott talks security, safety, and how these new payment processes compare to existing credit and debit systems.
The National Defense welcomes Gordon Logan from SportClips back to the program as he continues his run as one of the most frequent and long running guests on the radio show; and with good reason. Gordon talks with Randy and Jerry about the various veteran support initiatives that his company has partnered up with the VFW on, and this week, he fills us on on the specifics of the "Help a Hero" scholarship.
Randy and Jerry talk with Scott Halliwell from USAA and pick his brain for some excellent, common sense, financial advice on what you should consider before you start a small business, and even more importantly, CONTINUE running your small business.
Jerry and Randy are proud to welcome the newest National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Stroud, to the program. Randy and Jerry talk to the Air Force veteran about his role in the top elected office of the VFW, and what his experience has been so far, as well as what projects he is already hard at work on.
Randy and Jerry continue their talk with VFW Nat'l Commander John Stroud about what he sees in the upcoming year, the changing demographics of American veterans, and other issues as well in the final segment of this week's edition of The National Defense.
The National Defense welcomes Commerce Bank's Adewale' Soluade and Mike Moore to discuss their company's new veteran hiring initiative, "Mission: Hire." Adewale' serves as the Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager for Commerce, and heads up the program to bring more military servicemembers and veterans to work for the midwestern bank. Mike Moore, an Army Veteran and current VP of Commerce Bank's I.T. Business Office also joins the conversation. For more information, check out the Mission: Hire portion of the Commerce Bank webiste.
Jerry and Randy welcome a friend of the program, Sebastian Junger, back to the program to discuss his most recent activities overseas covering Americans in armed conflict. Sebastian partnered with the late Tim Hetherington on the amazing Afghan documentary "Restrepo" and has now eady released his new documentary "Korengal" about further American military action in the infamous Korengal Valley.
The National Defense welcomes Laurie Neff, Director of the Clinic for Legal Assistance to Servicemembers, joins the program to discuss the new directives handed down by the DoD regarding PTSD, discharges, and medical benefits that once might have been denied. Beyond simply being compensated for military service after up to even 30 years time, honor is also being restored to those who served.
Jerry and Randy welcome Emil Micheal, the Senior Vice President of Uber Taxi to talk about what Uber is, what it is becoming, and some fantastic news regarding the future of their company. Uber has assembled a who's who list of former military leaders to support Uber's goal of hiring 50,000 veterans or their family members. Check out the Uber website for more information on the company and this incredibly positive initiative.