military http://kcur.org en The Militarization Of Law Enforcement http://kcur.org/post/militarization-law-enforcement <p></p><p>Among the many images that have emerged from Ferguson, Missouri, perhaps some of the most arresting are those of law enforcement personnel lined up in riot gear, helmets and vests on with batons at the ready.&nbsp; And right behind them the sight of an officer atop a military-grade armored vehicle holding a sniper rifle.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:24:20 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 60795 at http://kcur.org The Militarization Of Law Enforcement U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill On Sexual Assault In The Military, Affordable Care Act http://kcur.org/post/us-sen-claire-mccaskill-sexual-assault-military-affordable-care-act <p>Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill visits Kansas City on Wednesday and Thursday as part of her 'McCaskill&nbsp;on Main Street' tour. &nbsp;</p><p>She’s fresh off a big legislative win in the Senate where her version of a bill dealing with sexual assault in the military won out over a competing measure.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's&nbsp;<em>Up to Date</em>, Steve Kraske talks with Sen. McCaskill about sexual assault in the military and her opinions on progress made as part of the Affordable Care Act.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:31:17 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 52896 at http://kcur.org An African-American Veteran Reflects On Coming Out http://kcur.org/post/african-american-veteran-reflects-coming-out <p>It's not easy to come out of the closet, but imagine doing that when you're in the Army.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">we talk with an African-American veteran about the challenges he faced and the added difficulties of navigating the now-defunct Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:&nbsp;</span></strong></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:02:56 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 50751 at http://kcur.org An African-American Veteran Reflects On Coming Out Organization Helps Kansas City Military Come Home For The Holidays http://kcur.org/post/organization-helps-kansas-city-military-come-home-holidays <p>People from the Kansas City area serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines have started arriving home for the holidays. The services don’t cover a trip like that, but lower-paid service men and women can put in for a ticket home from a group called <a href="http://www.operationhomefront.net/">Operation Homefront</a>.</p><p>Corporal Robert Sanders landed at KCI Wednesday afternoon, met by his wife, and two young sons.&nbsp;Sanders and his wife Vicki Sanders both graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:26:34 +0000 Dan Verbeck & Frank Morris 48586 at http://kcur.org Organization Helps Kansas City Military Come Home For The Holidays VFW Adapts To Changing Veteran Needs http://kcur.org/post/vfw-adapts-changing-veteran-needs <p>Today's recent veterans are finishing their service with different experiences than previous generations, and Veterans of Foreign Wars groups across the country are trying to figure out how to adapt.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org./programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, <strong>Adjutant General John Hamilton</strong> joins Steve Kraske to talk about the changing needs of veterans.</span></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest:</span></strong></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 17:32:09 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 46637 at http://kcur.org VFW Adapts To Changing Veteran Needs Women's Experiences In The Military http://kcur.org/post/womens-experiences-military <p>Although they’ve just recently been allowed in combat, <strong>women in the military</strong> have long faced a host of <strong>challenges</strong>, both <strong>on the battlefield and at home</strong>. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 31492 at http://kcur.org Women's Experiences In The Military Looking Back At An American Sniper http://kcur.org/post/looking-back-american-sniper <p>Last February,<strong> Steve Kraske</strong> <a href="http://kcur.org/post/american-sniper">spoke with former&nbsp;<strong>Navy SEAL Chris Kyle</strong></a> about his book, <em>American Sniper</em>. Kyle is credited with more than 150 kills, but by his own account, he's killed closer to 250 people.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chris Kyle had taken to assisting former soldiers deal with post-traumatic stress disorder by taking them to gun ranges. On Saturday,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/04/171057790/reports-american-sniper-chris-kyle-died-while-trying-to-help-fellow-veteran">Kyle and a friend were killed at a gun range in Glen Rose, Texas</a> by a man Kyle had been helping.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:01:15 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 31409 at http://kcur.org Looking Back At An American Sniper A Life In The National Guard http://kcur.org/post/life-national-guard <p>We’ve all seen the war films of heroic soldiers fighting battles, but what does that battle look like for those left at home?</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 30100 at http://kcur.org A Life In The National Guard U.S. Military Wages Battle Against Misconduct http://kcur.org/post/us-military-wages-battle-against-misconduct There's some soul-searching going on in the military these days.<p>The latest scandal to hit U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan surfaced last week when <em>The Los Angeles Times</em> published photographs showing smiling American soldiers holding up body parts of a Taliban suicide bomber.<p>U.S. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:36:00 +0000 Tom Bowman 16456 at http://kcur.org U.S. Military Wages Battle Against Misconduct Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future http://kcur.org/post/dismissed-military-families-reunite-face-future Back from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, the 182nd Infantry Regiment of the Army National Guard had to make a pit stop before heading home. Sun, 08 Apr 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Rachel Martin 15631 at http://kcur.org Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future Training The Trainers: Iraqi Police Learn In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/training-trainers-iraqi-police-learn-missouri <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5402613979173-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5402613979173-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5402613979173-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-884002.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – Four executives in charge of training new Iraqi police officers came to Kansas City to see how the job is done in the United States.</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 18:25:26 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6281 at http://kcur.org