CBS Eye on Veterans | The Prison Chronicles podcast, COVID aid and hurricane survivor stories

Eye on Veterans
August 28, 2020 - 2:18 pm
The Prison Chronicles podcast and USAA donates 30M dollars for COVID assistance

On this episode:

Dangerous Storyteller

Pete Turner of The Break It Down show podcast hosts The Prison Chronicles

Army veteran and host of the “The Break It Down Show” podcast Pete A. Turner talks about his new podcast series “The Prison Chronicles.” Pete is a unique storyteller, who has gone from the dangerous field of gathering intel behind enemy lines in Iraq and Afghanistan to sitting down with convicted killers and criminals. This 8-part series reveals their stories and seeks to answer the question, "What condition mentally, emotionally, spiritually do we want prisoners in before they restart their lives?"  

Find "The Prison Chronicles" podcast series everywhere you get podcasts and on "The Break It Down Show" podcast page.   

 

USAA gives huge pandemic assistance package

USAA makes 30M dollar donation for COVID financial assistance

Retired Navy Vice Admiral Jim Syring, President of Casualty and Property at USAA discusses how the company donated $30 million to various relief organizations to help military and veteran families survive the COVID crisisThis will help military aid societies provide zero-interest loans and emergency grants to eligible service members and their families, enhance veteran and spouse employment prospects, assist with childcare costs, support virtual delivery of education and offer emotional support for children.

To apply for economic assistance click here.

 

Riding the Storm Out

After Hurricane Laura ravaged the Gulf Coast, we take a look back at the inspiring story of hurricane survivor and Navy veteran Rodney Weedon.  

VetStory podcast episode Riding The Storm Out

 

He shared time aboard the same ship with Eye on Veterans host Phil Briggs during the 1990s, but in this interview, he shared what it's like to ride out a massive hurricane on the Texas coast, and how disasters can also bring out the best in us all.

 

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