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Coming Up Wednesay, October 22

October 21, 2014
  • Veterans Coming Home: PTSD: Veteran Leigh Paz from the VA and Iraq War Veteran Andrew Bellizi discuss their battles with PTSD.
  • Enterovirus D68: Baystate Medical Center’s Dr. J Michael Klatte discusses Enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness affecting children nationwide.
  • CISA: Farm to Table: CISA’s Phil Korman visits E. Cecchi Farms in Feeding Hills to learn how the farm provides food to a West Springfield Restaurant.
  • Mohawk Trail: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the world-famous Mohawk Trail, with a look at the creation and history of this iconic autumn leaf-peeping route.

Veterans Coming Home: Military Sexual Trauma

October 20, 2014

Jim Madigan takes a look at the new “Women’s Health Center” at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leeds. At this center attention is being paid to what is known as MST: Military Sexual Trauma, including both sexual harassment and actual assaults, and it’s now being treated as one more very important component of the overall physical and psychological health needs of female veterans. Madigan talks with one Army veteran and three women who work at the Center in Leeds about this issue.

WGBY’s Veterans Coming Home

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Mason Square Boxing Coach

Rupert Daniel, a Springfield police officer, takes time out of his schedule to coach some twenty boxers ages 6 to 22 at the Dunbar Community Center in Springfield. Rupert a Lieutenant on the Springfield force was tired of locking up kids and sending them into the Juvenile court system. Mason Square Boxing gets them off the street and teaches them life lessons like discipline, respect and commitment.

Mason Square Boxing on Facebook

Women in War

October 20, 2014

Charly Oliva, a US Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Deputy Director of the Department of Veterans Services for the City of Springfield, discusses her experiences as woman serving in combat zones in the U.S. military and the changing role of women in the service today.