Saluting National Veterans and Military Families Month
Comcast Newsmakers salutes our nation's military community. Throughout National Veterans and Military Families Month, explore advancements in mental-health resilience, caregiver support, and the transition from service to career.
It all leads to a special Facebook Live celebrating military families' service and sacrifice Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. ET on Comcast Newsmakers' Facebook page.
Service Dogs for Veterans
Relief and Refuge: Military Family Fisher H...
Understanding Military Experience and Cultu...Each year, approximately 200,000 service members transition from the military back to their civilian communities, leaving some with a sense of detachment and isolation.
Megan King of Team RWB (Red, White and Blue) discusses programs available to foster connectivity between veterans and civilians through community-based physical and social activities.
Supporting Military CaregiversOur nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers are comprised of spouses, parents, family members and friends.
Betsy Eves of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation shares how her organization is strengthening and empowering America’s military caregivers, resulting in a significant impact on health care outcomes for those who have served in uniform.
Hope After Tragedy: The Living Legacy of Se...More than 15,000 U.S. service members have lost their lives since 2006, significantly impacting surviving families and loved ones.
Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), joins host Paul Lisnek to discuss a nationwide peer support network for bereaved military families — carrying forth the living legacies of service and sacrifice.
Video Gaming and Veterans: Fostering Commun...
Expanding Veteran Health Care: The VA MISSI...
From Service to Career: Transitioning to Ci...Approximately 2 in 3 employers report that veterans outperform their civilian counterparts, yet challenges persist as vets transition back into the workforce.
Wendi Safstrom of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation shares how employers are working to bridge the military-civilian divide.
Veterans With Disabilities: Career Building...
Hidden History: Native American Boarding Schools
Gina Jackson, Program Director for Native Americans in Philanthropy, joins Ellee Pai Hong to discuss the Healing Campaign, which aims to inform the public about Native American boarding schools and their lasting impact on the Native American population.
Voting Rights and Access
Native American Education and Culture
Supporting LGBTQ Military Families
Alicia Hinds Ward of The American Military Partner Association discusses her organization’s growing support network for LGBTQ troops and families.
A New Approach to Treating PTSD
Benjamin Patton, Founder and Executive Director of the Patton Veterans Project and grandson of famed U.S. Army General George S. Patton, discusses a new approach to help veterans through the power of filmmaking.
Pioneering America's Gay Rights Movement
Mark Segal, LGBTQ activist, journalist and publisher of Philadelphia Gay News, reflects on the history of the LGBTQ equality movement and the status of LGBTQ rights today.
Deaf Americans at Work: Closing the Employment Gap
Eric Kaika of TDI, Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Inc., discusses the un- and under-employment of the deaf and hard of hearing community.
Advancing Accessibility in Medical Technology
Clark Rachfal of the American Council of the Blind discusses advocacy efforts to ensure medical devices are designed to be both inclusive and accessible.
STORIES FROM YOUR REGION
Free Healthcare for Low Income Adults in FredericksburgOpened in 1993, the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic provides comprehensive health care free of charge to low income and underserved people in the Fredericksburg region. Executive Director Karen Dulaney tells Elena Russo about all the services they offer and how they are able to provide this assistance free of charge.
Children being Impacted by Relationships
Food Insecure in Fredericksburg
Business Leaders Take More Active Role
The Longest Free-flowing River in VirginiaThe Friends of the Rappahannock works at the local, state and federal level to ensure the protection for the Rappahannock River. Their Development Coordinator, Carleigh Starkston talks with Elena Russo about a grant they received to help continue their pollution reduction efforts and aid their restoration projects around the Rappahannock.
39% of Households are StrugglingALICE is a United Way acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed and represents individuals and families who are working but are still facing financial hardships. Grace Draper, Corporate Relationship Manager for the Rappahannock United Way explains to Elena Russo who is eligible for ALICE and how ALICE can help.
Public Libraries are Vital to the Community