Our forthcoming project explores the lives of our nation’s military children. During more than a decade of war, tens of thousands of these children have watched and waited as a parent was deployed to conflict zones overseas.
Now, with the Department of Defense confronting budget cuts, these children face an uncertain future. What will they do if the military chooses to shut down their schools? Will they have the support they need as their parents reintegrate into civilian life? What can we learn from these children, and what duty do we as a society owe them?
Over the course of an hour, we’ll introduce listeners to life on our nation’s military bases. We’ll hear directly from children about their hopes and struggles, and we’ll look at the schools that educate them – from infancy through high school graduation.
This special will air on Friday November 21, 2014 at 10 AM and 8 PM.
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