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New Hampshire Veterans - On The Iraq War’s Tenth Anniversary

In March of 2003, the U.S. began air strikes in what officials said would be a short war. Eight years later, our forces pulled out with a death toll of more than 4000 Americans and 100,000 Iraqis.  We’ll talk with Granite Staters who served in Iraq, what they experienced and their reflections a decade later.

Guests:

  • Al Porsche - a Vietnam veteran who worked until recently as a readjustment counseling therapist at the Manchester Veterans Center
  • Oliver Spencer - Ex-marine, who served in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He had several deployments there, from 2004 to 2008. 
  • Jacob Worrell - Digital Engagement Coordinator for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. He was a sergeant in the Army, who served in Iraq from 2005-2006.  

Callouts:

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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