Veterans’ Voice on 95.9-FM WATD

Thursday nights 7:00-8:00 PM on 95.9-FM WATD

(Veterans’ Voice Story Hour airs Thursdays at 8 PM on TIC)

(Click Here to Watch Past Episodes Online via Vimeo)

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Email:
 Veteransvoice@959watd.com

Phone: Call-in live at (781) 837-4900

Sponsored by: ushealthplan

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About the Show | About The Host | Show Audio Archive | 2014/2015/2016 Audio Archive | Veteran BookstoreUpcoming Show Themes | Special Internet Features | Veterans’ Jobs | Attended Events | Upcoming Veteran Events | Important Veteran Links | Comments on The Show

About the Show

Veterans’ Voice Radio’s goal is to help veterans and active members of the military identify and apply for local, state and federal benefits, along with programs they may qualify for. Housing, education and training for careers are just some of the various topics that are discussed during the show. Guests from numerous Veterans agencies will help vets navigate through the process of applying for and receiving benefits, and help answer any other questions veterans may have about these subjects.

Each week, we feature a Veteran’s Voice segment to start the show. It consists a veteran telling their own story about their experiences in the military.

We are looking for veterans to appear on the show, whether through call-ins or an in-studio discussion. If you are interested in this great opportunity to share your story and help fellow veterans, please contact Gregg Brasso at 781-985-1551 or at Veteransvoiceradio@gmail.com


About the Host

Veterans' Voice Host Gregg Brasso

Veterans’ Voice Host Gregg Brasso

“As a Gold Star family, I realized at an early age that veterans and their family issues carry on long after the wars have ended. After a career in high tech sales and marketing, I have spent the last 8 years helping veterans identify and apply for local, state, and federal programs and benefits they have earned. While working as an outreach specialist with the Veterans Upward Bound program at UMASS Boston, I helped veterans identify military transfer credits, GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits, and help plan an educational path that will lead to post secondary education and onto meaningful full time careers. The Veterans’ Voice radio show will address these and other veterans issues and to provide direction to benefit application.”

- Gregg Brasso


Show Audio Archive

(Currently upgrading our archiving system – please simply listen in live!)

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Key:

VV =  Veteran’s Voice (intro story)

CI = Call In Guest

I-S = In Studio Guest


4/20/2017 – #145  - 3-Year Anniversary Show

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4/13/2017 – #144

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4/6/2017 – #143

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Gregg Brasso, Host
Chuck Delaney, Co-host
Bedford VA Peer Counselor

Guests

Allan Kelly
HUD/VASH Peer Support Specialist
Judy Lipton LICSW
HUD/VASH Program Manager
Stacey Berry LICSW
HUD/VASH Social Worker


3/30/2017 – #142 – 4th Senior Veterans Night

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Host- Gregg Brasso
Co-host – Chuck Delaney, Bedford VA
Ally Rodriguez Plymouth Veterans Employment Rep

Geriatric Mental Health Professionals at the Brockton and Jamaica Plain VA Hospitals

Gayle Clark- LICSW
Lindsey Jacobs-PhD, MSPH
Patricia Bamonti-PhD


3/23/2017 – #141 – Homeland Security

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3/16/2017 – #140 – Recruit Military

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03/09/2017 – #139

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03/02/2017 – #138 – Remember My Service

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• VV Mr. Bill Smith Navy Korean War Vet

• HOST Gregg Brasso VVN CEO & Executive Producer

• COHOST Chuck Delaney Bedford VA Peer Support Specialist

• COHOST Charlie Duquette Vet Employment Rep & VVN Producer

• I-S Ms. Sharlene Hawkes RMS – a Division of Story Rock Inc.

• I-S Ms. Ally Rodriguez Vet Employment Rep Plymouth Career Center

• I-S Mr. Keith James Singer/Songwriter Twilight Showcases The Wall

• I-S Mr. Jim Bunnell Executive Director Talking Information Center (TIC)

• I-S Dr. Thomas Kane Director of the William Joiner Institute UMass Boston


 

2/16/2017 – #137 - SBA and Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC)

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• VV Ted Mulvehill Vietnam Vet & VSO Norwood MA

• HOST Gregg Brasso VVN CEO & Executive Producer

• COHOST Chuck Delaney Bedford VA Peer Support Specialist

• I-S GUEST Dr. Meghan Lovering Director  Bedford VA VITAL Program

• GUEST Brian LaFauci Director – Veterans Business Outreach Center N.E.

• C-I GUEST Ray Milano Director – VBOC National Program SBA Wash D.C.

• COHOST Chuck Delaney Bedford VA Peer Support Specialist

• COHOST Charlie Duquette Vet Employment Rep and VVN Producer


 2/9/2017 – #136

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2/2/2017 – # 135 SBA, VBOC and VETRN

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• VV Chuck Pernick Col US Army/Ret. & CEO Safety First Co.

• HOST Gregg Brasso VVN CEO & Executive Producer

• GUEST Brian LaFauci Director – Veterans Business Outreach Center N.E.

• C-I GUEST Ray Milano Director – VBOC National Program SBA Wash D.C.

• COHOST Chuck Delaney Bedford VA Peer Support Specialist

• COHOST Charlie Duquette Vet Employment Rep and VVN Producer

1/26/2017 – #134

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1/19/2017 – #133

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1/12/2017 – #132

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MassBay the Best for Vets – 1/5/2017 – #131 

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  • VV   Kevin Cook PO 1st Navy CB OIF VSO Milton/Randolph
  • HOST  Gregg Brasso  VVN CEO & Executive Producer
  • COHOST  Chuck Delaney Bedford VA Peer Support Specialist
  • C-I GUEST  Charlie Duquette Vet Employment Rep (DVOP)
  • C-I GUEST  Don Shepard Marine Vet President MassBay Bunker
  • C-I GUEST   Liz Watson Director Mass Bay STEM Program
  • C-I GUEST  Kevin Cook VSO Milton/Randolph
  • C-I GUEST  Dr. Caplan “Johnny & Jane come marching home”
  • C-I GUEST  Marie Hahs MassBay Vet Coordinator Mil Services 

List of Upcoming Veterans’ Events

 (To submit an event, contact veteransvoiceradio@gmail.com)


Click Here for the Quarterly VET NET NEWS Resource Events & Networking Calendar

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For more events, check back soon!

Veterans’ Voice Attended Events


Attended Events photos have moved, please check our Facebook page for current attended events!


Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Gregg Brasso participated in an ice-bucket challenge to benefit ALS, in Hull.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 – Massachusetts Stand Down presented by Volunteers of America – this event is for homeless veterans. Visit voamass.org for more information.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 - The 2014 Run to Home Base presented by New Balance - an exciting fundraising event that helps provide much needed services to local veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Visit www.runtohomebase.org for more information.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014Honor Flight New England sends 63 WWII veterans to Washington D.C. for the day. Visit honorflightnewengland.org for more information on this amazing organization.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – Veterans & Community Job Fair. North Shore Community College Gym: 300 Broad Street, Lynn. Hosted by North Shore Community College, Salem State University & North Shore Career Center. For more information on this event, contact Kristine Babcock at kbabcock@northshore.edu or call 978-646-5305.


 

Click Here For 2014, 2015 and 2016 Veterans’ Voice Show Audio Archive

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Veterans’ Bookstore - Egypt Country Store in Scituate

 


Current/Upcoming Show Themes

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Veterans’ Voice Special Internet Features

The Wounds We Cannot See: A Documentary (2017) Official Trailer 2 from Alexander Freeman on Vimeo.

The Liberation of Kuwait – Trailer from RMS Productions on Vimeo - selected for GI Film Festival, May 2017

The Journey Home (Trailer) - (Vietnam 50th feature documentary) selected for the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival March 16-18

Vettes to Vets.mp4 from Bobbo on Vimeo.

Social Security PSA


 

Listen to LauriBeth Quinlivan’s song, A Mother’s Love is a Blessing here:

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Listen to Jim O’Brien’s full veteran’s story here:

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Ask the workshop facilitator – “Avoiding the black hole”

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Norwood One Stop Career Center – “Ask the workshop facilitator”

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PSAs from the Blinded Veterans’ Association

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http://www.napsnet.com/radio/mp3/ck0320.mp3

http://www.napsnet.com/radio/mp3/011611.mp3

http://www.napsnet.com/radio/mp3/ck0358.mp3

http://www.napsnet.com/radio/mp3/011552.mp3

http://www.napsnet.com/radio/mp3/011263.mp3

http://www.napsnet.com/radio/mp3/011543.mp3

http://www.napsnet.com/radio/mp3/011414.mp3


Veterans’ Jobs

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VETRN Veteran Entrepreneurial Training & Resource Network

Important Veterans Links

VETRN - Veteran Entrepreneurial Training & Resource Network

Mass. Housing

Heartillary Group

Veterans Business Owners Initiative 

Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Services

Department of Veterans Services

Veterans Upward Bound

Mass. Vets Advisors

Mass. One-Stop Career Center

American Credit Counseling Service (ACCS)

Veterans Development Corporation

Honor Flight New England

Veteran Employment Services

DAV Department of Massachusetts

VA Boston Healthcare System

Hero 2 Hired

Home Base Program

Run To Home Base

Wounded Warrior Project

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More being added – Check back soon!

 


Comments About The Show

“Congrats on the launch of Veterans’ Voice! I have no doubt that with your passion for veterans and the relationships you’ve established, the program will be a success.”

– Ray Milano

“I called in tonight and I can tell y’all are going to have a great show. Thanks for all y’all support for the troops and veterans. Great show, look forward to being more involved.”

– Patrick Arabie

“Great show. I served in Navy at end of Vietnam War. Worked with POW’s to help them recover from physical and emotional issues, will continue to listen. Thanks.”

–  Ken D.

“Thank you for having us on the show. We had a wonderful time and we are so grateful that you would invite us! We would love to come back anytime you want us there! We’ll definitely be calling into your program. You and Kyle are doing such amazing work for the veterans!”

            – Stephanie Paauwe from ACCS, guest in studio 5/14

About the Author

WATD online and on air contributors include, but are not limited to: The Associated Press, Precision Weather Forecasting, local news stringers and reporters, in-house news and internet media staff, State House and town hall reporters, freelance reporters, special feature reporters and producers, and on air radio hosts and personnel.