Veterans Coming Home: Military Sexual Trauma
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.
Most Rev. Mitchell Rozanski
The Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski was installed as the ninth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield on Aug. 12, 2014 at St. Michael’s Cathedral. Rozanski, of Polish heritage, has been auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, where his duties included ministry to Hispanics, as well as to clergy and religious. He sat down with Connecting Point’s Jim Madigan recently for an interview.
Women in War
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.
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.