Veterans’ Voice

Thursday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM

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

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508-296-VETS (8387)

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 will be 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

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
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3/19/2015 – #45 – Wounded Warrior Project

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3/12/2015 – #44 - Veterans Home Buyers Night

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3/5/2015 – #43 – Womens Night with Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg

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2/19/2015 – #42 - 2 hour show with common ground on addiction and PTSD

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2/12/2015 – #41 – Suicide Awareness

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2/5/2015 – #40 – Chelsea Soldiers Home

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1/29/2015 – #39 Major Topic – Massachusetts National Guard

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1/22/2015 – #38 Major Topic – Veterans’ Employment/Recruitment Radio

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1/15/2015 – #37 Major Topic – AmVets

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1/8/2015 – #36 Major Topic – Veterans’ Inc.

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1/1/2015 – #35 Major Topic – Look Back on 2014 and What’s Ahead for 2015

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Rita S. DuQuette Irish Blessing Video Clip

Listen to Charles DuQuette’s Veteran’s Story here

Streaming Speaker

2014 Veterans’ Voice Show Audio Archive

Upcoming Show Themes

3/26 – Chelsea Soldiers Home Night

4/2 – Suicide Awareness Night

4/9 – Homeland Security Night

4/16 – Recruitment Radio Night

4/23 – 1 Year Anniversary Night

4/30 – Gold Star Night with Melida and Carlos Arredondo

Veterans’ Voice Special Internet Audio Features

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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Veterans’ Jobs

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List of Upcoming Veterans’ Events

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Ongoing Healing with Horses Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship Program located at the BINA Farm Center, 39 Miller St, Norfolk. The Healing With Horses program uses both mounted and un-mounted equine assisted activities to assist in physical and emotional healing in a safe and peaceful environment. Healing With Horses helps participants with challenges including, but not limited to, Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Anxiety, Amputations and other physical limitations. To register or for more information, please contact Eileen Polasky, 508-651-2462 or email

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 at 12:00 P.M. – Luck of the Draw Darts


Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:30 am – 3:00 pm – The 5th Biennial Women’s Health Conference - Westin Copley Place Essex Ballroom • Boston, MA Keynote Address by Massachusetts Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Friday, May 15, 2015 – Historic Oval Invitation located at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, 205 E. Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT. Come watch Midgets, Sprints, TQ’s, Super Modifieds, Champ Cars, Vintage Outlaws, Stock Cars and more take to the 5/8 mile oval. This event is free for all active military and veterans. Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is now offering military discounts ranging from 5%-10% (based on the event) to veterans and active military alike for their upcoming 2015 events. For a full list of events and discounts, visit

For more events – Check back soon!

Veterans’ Voice Attended Events

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


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


Sunday, May 18, 2014Honor Flight New England sends 63 WWII veterans to Washington D.C. for the day. Visit 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 or call 978-646-5305.

Important Veterans Links

NAC Logo

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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Past Veterans’ Voice Special Guests


Robert Pearson Jr, Regional Director of Wounded Warrior Project


Deb Goldberg-Mass State Treasurer

Sue Katz.  American Credit Counciling

Lauri-Beth Quinlivin. Mustard Seed

Laura Piscopo. Mass Dept of Veterans Services


David stone, Vet center

Chuck Delaney

        Dale Kurtz,  Veterans court


Chuck Delaney, South shore suicide coalition


 Cheryl Poppe – Director Chelsea Soldiers Home


       Staff sergeant Blake Overbay , National guard.


   Recruit radio’s Mike Kelley


Jim Peecey, Massachusetts Commander of AmVets

Tom Savory, Past Commander of AmVets


Richard Turner, Services Advocate, Veterans’ Inc

Tony Forzaglia, Employment and Training Specialist, Veterans’ Inc


Emily Spencer, Founder of Heartillary Group


Mike Johns, President of the Massachusetts VSO

Ted Mulvehill, past VSO President

George Pontes, Weymouth VSO


Jim and Lauribeth Quinlivan, Mustard Seed Music and Sports Promotions


Andy McCarty, Director, Veteran and Military Services at  Northeastern University


Bob Grazier, VFW

Paul Spera, VFW


Coleman Nee, Secretary of Veterans’ Services


Viviana Marcotte, Director of the Women Veterans’ Network

Sue Katz, from American Consumer Credit Counseling

Gail Cavanaugh-McAuliffe, Director of the SHARP/SAVE programs


Mike Kelley of the Plymouth Career Center


Jim Middleton, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth


Phil Oakley, Founder and CEO of i3 LLC

General John Custer, Director of EMC’s Federal Strategic Missions and Programs


Christie Spadafora, Biotechnology Project Director at Quincy College

Kyle Riding, Chair of Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Quincy College


David Price, Director of Aviation Studies at Bridgewater State University

John Kreeft, Director of Aviation Studies at North Shore Community College


Joe DiDonato, Founder and CEO, TechBootCamps

Mike Kelley, Veterans’ Employment Representative (DVOP), Plymouth Career Center


John P. “Jake” Comer, Past National Commander, American Legion

Charles Towers, Department Commander, American Legion

Frank MacDonald, Alternate National Executive Committeeman, American Legion

James Fratolillo, Past Department Commander, American Legion

Francisco Urena, Commissioner of Veterans Services in Boston


George O’Connor, Director of Veterans Education at the Massachusetts Department of Education

Caitlyn Dean, Outreach and Administrative Support Coordinator

Sue Katz, American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC)


George McCravy and Gil Bernard, Massachusetts State Police

Francisco Urena, Commissioner of Veterans Services in for City of Boston Veterans Services


David Stone, Fall River Vet Center

Amy Bonneau, Boston Vet Center


Charlie DuquetteMass. One-Stop Career Center


Dale Kurtz, Norfolk County VA

Peter Cook and Herb Brockert, Mentors at Veterans Treatment Court


Ken Forchielli, Hero 2 Hired

Chris KingMassachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services


Carolyn Mason-Wholley, Women Veterans Program Manager at Dept of Veterans Affairs – VA Boston Healthcare System

Christine TronDAV Department of Massachusetts

Lovelle Seymore, Outreach Advisor at Veterans Upward Bound, UMASS Boston


Francisco UrenaCity of Boston Veterans Services

Joe Byron, Honor Flight New England


Mark Voner and David Hanlon, Veterans Development Corporation


Stephanie Paauwe, Volunteers of America


Sue Katz, ACCS

Barry Brodsky, Veterans Upward Bound


Kyle Toto, Afghanistan War Veteran

Charlie Duquette, Mass. One-Stop Career Center

Dave Hencke, The Department of Veterans Affairs

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/producers and on-air radio personnel.