veterans http://wlrn.org en Why Miami's Health Rights Clinic Offers Veterans Free Legal Services http://wlrn.org/post/why-miamis-health-rights-clinic-offers-veterans-free-legal-services <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Health Rights Clinic in the University of Miami’s School of Law offers free legal services to veterans. They help those who've been denied benefits they may be entitled to, like Social Security.</span></p><p>Ryan Foley, a pro bono attorney for the clinic, says the most common reason veterans are denied is that they have not been able to provide enough evidence to support their claims.</p><p>“That is why lawyers are so important to getting veterans the benefits they deserve,” says Foley.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:36:26 +0000 Jephie Bernard 35339 at http://wlrn.org Why Miami's Health Rights Clinic Offers Veterans Free Legal Services Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA http://wlrn.org/post/nurses-training-fiu-team-va <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University will now partner with Veterans Affairs medical centers in Miami to provide training to budding nurses.</span></p><p>The Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership provided the university with an $8 million grant to bring in more students and faculty over the next five years. Twenty additional students will start this fall, totaling 160 students over the next five years.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:19:48 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34837 at http://wlrn.org Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA New Florida Education Laws Change Veteran Tuition, Grades For Schools http://wlrn.org/post/new-florida-education-laws-change-veteran-tuition-grades-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Veterans will pay less to attend Florida colleges and universities starting Tuesday, one of a handful of laws taking effect at the start of a new budget year.</span></p><p>The Florida GI bill means any veteran living in the Sunshine State only has to pay in-state tuition. That tuition is typically one-third the cost of out-of-state rates.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:48:28 +0000 John O'Connor 34670 at http://wlrn.org New Florida Education Laws Change Veteran Tuition, Grades For Schools StoryCorps Comes To The University Of Miami http://wlrn.org/post/storycorps-comes-university-miami <p>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the nonprofit radio program that broadcasts stories from everyday Americans,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">came to the University of Miami this week to record stories from veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. &nbsp;It's part of the program's special military voices initiative.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:04:08 +0000 Selima Hussain 34635 at http://wlrn.org StoryCorps Comes To The University Of Miami Slideshow: How South Florida Helped Train D-Day Troops http://wlrn.org/post/slideshow-how-south-florida-helped-train-d-day-troops <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Before American soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, troops were preparing for D-Day on the beaches of South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">They were doing jumping jacks on the sand in Miami Beach.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:03:37 +0000 Julia Duba 33475 at http://wlrn.org Slideshow: How South Florida Helped Train D-Day Troops May 30, 2014: Scott Vows To Sue VA http://wlrn.org/post/may-30-2014-scott-vows-sue-va <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:30:27 +0000 Marva Hinton 33174 at http://wlrn.org May 26, 2014: Rubio Pushes Bill To Make VA Workers More Accountable http://wlrn.org/post/may-26-2014-rubio-pushes-bill-make-va-workers-more-accountable <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:15:59 +0000 Marva Hinton 32928 at http://wlrn.org Army Vets Become Fishermen For Therapy http://wlrn.org/post/army-vets-become-fishermen-therapy <p>The trip begins with a high-speed ride on a black flats boat, deep into the wilderness of Sawgrass Recreational Park in Weston. The captain picks a spot, anchors and then digs into one of the boat’s many hidden compartments to select the bait, settling on two “wacky worms.”<br /><br />The two fishermen set up the fishing rods, crack a few jokes and talk about strategy — “When you feel him tug that line a couple times, point your rod right at him and hit him, hit him good.” They begin casting, looking for bass and anything else that might bite.<br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:57:17 +0000 Lance Dixon 31331 at http://wlrn.org Army Vets Become Fishermen For Therapy From Farm To Brewery: 5 Questions For Craft-Beer CEO Mike Halker http://wlrn.org/post/farm-brewery-5-questions-craft-beer-ceo-mike-halker <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before making beer in Palm Beach, Mike </span>Halker<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> served on a bomb squad with the U.S. Army.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That cool under pressure has served him well as the founder and head of </span><a href="http://www.duesouthbrewing.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"><strong>Due South Brewery</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a craft-beer company based in Boynton Beach.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:13:03 +0000 Elaine Chen 29457 at http://wlrn.org From Farm To Brewery: 5 Questions For Craft-Beer CEO Mike Halker 'Honorable' Or 'Honorably'? Difference Keeps Disabled Miami Veteran Off The Bus http://wlrn.org/post/honorable-or-honorably-difference-keeps-disabled-miami-veteran-bus <p>A U.S. Army veteran from Miami-Dade County has been told he's not "honorable" enough to qualify for a veteran's transit pass and he's filed a lawsuit against the county transit agency.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's a dispute over words and how the military grades soldiers as they return to civilian life. But a benefit hanging in the balance could potentially make a big difference in the lives of low-income veterans.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 02:05:45 +0000 Rick Stone 26205 at http://wlrn.org 'Honorable' Or 'Honorably'? Difference Keeps Disabled Miami Veteran Off The Bus Fort Lauderdale Among Best Places For Veterans To Find Work http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-among-best-places-veterans-find-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fort Lauderdale isn’t just a Mecca for spring breakers and world travelers.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s also a great place to live if you’re a veteran looking for work.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fort Lauderdale is ranked No. 10 on the “</span><a href="https://www.usaa.com/inet/pages/enterprise_bestplaces2013_landing_mkt?akredirect=true" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">2013 Best Places for Veterans: Jobs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” report.</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:13:57 +0000 Gina Jordan 24031 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Among Best Places For Veterans To Find Work Black South Florida Vets Pen Book Of Vietnam's 'Untold Stories' http://wlrn.org/post/black-south-florida-vets-pen-book-vietnams-untold-stories <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When 63-year-old Bobby White served as an infantryman in Vietnam in the late 1960s, he and his fellow African-American soldiers had a handshake ritual they called "The </span>Dap<span style="line-height: 1.5;">."</span></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:14:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 23424 at http://wlrn.org Black South Florida Vets Pen Book Of Vietnam's 'Untold Stories' Veterans Build New Army Of Divers In Shark-Infested Waters http://wlrn.org/post/veterans-build-new-army-divers-shark-infested-waters <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 21pt;">Once a warrior always a warrior.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:07:00 +0000 Patricia Sagastume 18287 at http://wlrn.org Veterans Build New Army Of Divers In Shark-Infested Waters