Health Writers and Radio Literature combine to host a discussion of alternative therapies for veterans who struggle with PTSD and how some explore self expression through creative writing. Co-hosts Lynn Shoemaker and Steve Blank are joined by three special guests:
Erin Celello, author of Learning To Stay, a novel set here in Madison about a couple struggling to save their marriage after the husband returns from war with PTSD. Erin’s novel is currently being dramatized for the stage;
Doug Bradly, A veteran of the war in Vietnam and co-author of the soon to be published We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack to the Vietnam War;
William Schuth, a poet and former marine who served in Iraq and since has left the Marines Corps to do his graduate studies in US military history and civil-military relations at UW Madison. William is currently working two collections of poetry, including Twelfth General Order and another, as yet untitled, book. As a special treat, William reads two of his poems.
Doug and William are both member of the Deadly Writers Patrol, a writing group comprised of veterans.
To listen to our November 13th broadcast, click on the player below.
- Returning veterans heal through self expression
- Dave Zirin on sports culture and domestic violence
- Sexual assault at UW
- Ebola: Beyond the headlines
- 3D printing of body parts and organs
- Healthy bits and banter
- Madison’s “green” sister city, Freiburg
- Turning back the clock on wheat
- Herbal Anthropology Project reveals powerful health remedies
- Beer, fermentation and wort… on WORT