THE BOSTON MARATHON’S STRUGGLE TO INCLUDE DISABLED VETERANS: Patrick Downes

Patrick Downes

Patrick Downes became an amputee while standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon with his wife  in 2013 when IED detonated and killed four spectators.  He recently wrote an article in the The Boston Globe criticizing the Boston Marathon and the Boston Athletic Association for their lack of inclusion of disabled competitors in the race.

Downes joins us today to discuss his experience on that day in 2013, his road to recovery that introduced him to scores of amputees at Walter Reed and his struggle to have “Patriots Ride on Patriots Day.”

This story is an amazing look at how athletes with disabilities are still treated as second class citizens in legendary high-visibility competitions.  His personal story is also one of incredible discovery about the world of the American Military as he and his wife did rehab at Walter Reed and came to know the most selfless, courageous and inspirational fighters on the planet.

WASHINGTON POST MILITARY REPORTER DAN LAMOTHE: MOAB, Online Behavior, SEAL Drowning Investigation

Dan Lamothe
Reporter
Washington Post

Dan Lamothe writes on military matters for the Washington Post and joins us to discuss a busy week in things military.

In an hour long discussion with Mike McNamara Dan discusses Syria, Russia, the MOAB and the growing social media (unofficial) Marine response to Marines United led by female Marines.

THE WEAPONS EXPLAINER — WHY USE TOMAHAWKS: Curt Knowles

Curt Knowles
LtCol USMC (ret)

Curt Knowles, LtCol USMC (ret), and F18 pilot in Iraq and Afghanistan veteran joined the program to discuss factors taken into account when planning a response to Syrian use of nerve gas.

What does the Russian air defense mean to U.S. planners?  How did the nature of the target influence the choice of a strike package?  Curt helps us understand.

LOOKING FOR TRUTH IN REPORTING — THE UBALDI REPORTS: John Ubaldi

John Ubaldi
MGySgt USMC (ret)
Founder, The Ubaldi Reports

Retired Marine Corps MGySgt John Ubaldi joins the program to discuss his idea of what journalism ought to be and how veterans can change the landscape of journalism.

John is the founder of The Ubaldi Reports  which “provides credible, political content, addressing domestic and global issues resulting in a well-informed and knowledgeable citizen that can take responsible action of their own choice.”  “We’re a non-partisan, truth focused news organization, run by veterans” Ubaldi states — WE AT ALL MARINE RADIO ARE HUGE FANS OF THE IDEA.

Interesting stuff.

AMR CHEF TALKS POTS & PANS FOR YOUR KITCHEN — TED KOPPEL & THE FAIRNESS DOCTRICE: Kim Holmes

KIm Holmes
ALL MARINE RADIO
OFFICIAL CHEF
Ted Koppel
CBS News
Sunday Morning

Our ALL MARINE RADIO CHEF, Kim Holmes, talks to us about pots and pans in the kitchen.  Aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron?  What do you choose?  We’ll find out.

We’ll also discuss Leg of Lamb, which Kim prefers on Easter to ham.

In a separate segment Mac plays the segment of “CBS Sunday Morning” in which Ted Koppel examines the media’s contribution to the divide in our Nation and “The Fairness Doctrine.”