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Episode Date Guest
001 31 March 2021 What is Policy Vets?
Lou Celli and David Shulkin discuss what Policy Vets is all about
002 09 April 2021 Jon Stewart pt.1 Bio
In the first part of this two part series comedian and activist Jon Stewart talks candidly about Burn Pits - Mature Audiences Only
003 16 April 2021 Jon Stewart pt.2
In this second part of his interview Jon minces no words for
what he thinks needs to happen for veterans
004 23 April 2021 Jon Towers pt.1 Bio
As minority staff director of the Senate Veterans Affairs
Committee, in this first episode Jon Towers tells us about his
role at SVAC
005 30 April 2021 Jon Towers pt.2
In this second part of his interview, Jon gives us insight into the future work of SVAC
006 07 May 2021 LTG Place pt.1 Bio
As the head of the Defense Health Agency, hear how LTG
Ron Place thinks about the DoD response to the pandemic
007 14 May 2021 LTG Place pt. 2
LTG Place tells us what motivates him to focus on the
mission at DHA and what lies ahead for the agency
008 21 May 2021 Policy Vet Chris Nowinski Bio
Harvard graduate and retired WWE pro wrestler talks about
concussions and what his foundation is doing to advance
medicine for military war fighters.
009 28 May 2021 Policy Vet Joe Chenelly Bio
Executive Director for American Veterans (AMVETS) Joe Chenelly is our Memorial Day special guest with lots to share about
VSOs, VA, and the Memorial Day motorcycle rally, Rolling to
010 04 Jun 2021 Senator Jon Tester Bio
Senator Jon Tester from Montana, Chairman of the Senate
Committee on Veterans Affairs who also sits on the Senate
Appropriations Subcommittee for Military Construction,
Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon/VA) talks 117th
Congress legislative priorities, and why there should be no
opposition to paying for healthcare for veterans poisoned by
012 18 Jun 2021 Policy Vets Danique Masingill Bio & Don Overton Bio
Service Dogs Pt. 1 - what regulations govern training,
certification, access, authorization, and what additional
regulations are needed?
013 24 Jun 2021 Policy Vets Cole Lyle Bio & Gordon Sumner Bio
Service Dogs Pt. 2 - What is the difference between a service
dog, a therapy dog, an emotional support dog, a guide dog, a
working dog, and are they effective health prosthetics, or scam?
014 02 Jul 2021 Policy Vets Danica Thomas Bio
PTSD, TBI, and dealing with unthinkable tragedy. Danica talks
about her late husband SSG Allen Thomas
017 23 Jul 2021 Policy Vets Sarah Verardo Bio - What it's really like to be a
018 30 Jul 2021 Zia Ghafoori Bio - Afghani Interpreters, Why should we bring
them to the United States?
019 06 Aug 2021 Barbara Ashe Bio - Taping into the $770 billion federal
020 13 Aug 2021 Sherman Gillums Bio - Do Veteran Service Organizations still
make an impact?
021 17 Aug 2021 SPECIAL EDITION - Recent Ambassador to the United States
from Afghanistan Roya Rahmani Bio talks about the fall of
022 20 Aug 2021 Brian Sandager Bio - The Electronic Health Record
Modernization at VA and DoD
023 27 Aug 2021 Linda J. Bilmes Bio - The Long-Term Costs of United States Care
for Veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
024 30 Aug 2021 *Special Edition* The Honorable David H. Petraeus Bio -
The United States should have a permanent footprint in
025 03 Sep 2021 AnnMarie Halterman Bio - Art Hels Veterans, and Lou is Cheap
026 10 Sep 2021 Cherissa Jackson Bio - Cannabis, What's holding back
027 17 Sep 2021 Dr. Ben Suitt Bio - Veteran Suicides - Far Outweighing Deaths in
028 24 Sep 2021 Honorable Randy Reeves Bio - Why Veterans Died in State
Veterans Homes and How to Fix it.
029 01 Oct 2021 Brian Jenkins Bio - Comedy and the Arts Helping Veterans
030 08 Oct 2021 Honorable Dr. Phil Roe Bio - 115th Congress Veterans Bills -
Where Are They Now?
032 22 Oct 2021 Professor Renata Gomes Bio - Bravo Victor, how scientific
research for vision impaired veterans is benefiting humanity
033 29 Oct 2021 Vincent Chao Bio - Former diplomat for Taiwan discusses the
importance of defending the island of Taiwan from invasion
034 05 Nov 2021 Prof. Russell Foster Bio - Head of Nuffield Laboratory of
Ophthalmology and the Sleep Circadian Neuroscience Institute
035 12 Nov 2021 The Policy Vets Veterans Day Podcast
036 19 Nov 2021 N.C. Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs LtGen Walter
037 03 Dec 2021 Nightmares of Air Travel for Paralyzed Veterans with Heather
Ansley Bio, Government Relations ED for PVA
038 10 Dec 2021 Human Connection to reduce Veteran Suicide and
Helping Afghan Refugees with Dr. Keita Franklin Bio
Episode Date Guest
001 07 Jan 2022 Season 2 Opener with Dr. David Shulkin and Lou Celli
002 14 Jan 2022 How Does the VA Continue to Innovate and Compete Moving
Forward with Rob Thomas Bio
003 21 Jan 2022 The CHIP IN Act and Public Private Partnerships with
Congressman Don Bacon Bio
004 28 Jan 2022 Foreign Threats, GWOT Memorial, Wartime Injuries, and Sexual
Assault with Senator Joni Ernst Bio
005 04 Feb 2022 Operation Backbone is Carrying a Heavy Load for Veterans as
well as the VA with Mike Sformo Bio
006 11 Feb 2022 The House is Making Headway in Veterans Affairs with
Congressman Mark Takano Bio, Chairman House Committee
on Veterans Affairs
007 18 Feb 2022 Cannabis Moves Toward Federal Acceptance with New Federal
Grow Facilities with Dr. Scott Groff Bio
008 25 Feb 2022 U.S. Library of Congress Veterans History Project with Lisa
Taylor and Kerry Ward
009 04 Mar 2022 Alexander Vindman Bio on Ukrane
010 11 Mar 2022 Leo Shane Bio from MilitaryTimes reports on VA and the AIR
012 18 Mar 2022 MG (Ret) Kelly McKeague Bio on the mission of the Defense
POW/MIA Accounting Agency
013 25 Mar 2022 Judge Halee Weinstein Bio and why Veteran Treatment Courts
015 08 Apr 2022 Geoffrey Bestor Bio Talks about the asbestos trust and why
most veterans could qualify automatically
016 15 Apr 2022 RADM (Ret) Tony Kurta Bio talks about human performance at
the Department of Defense and how to improve it.
017 22 Apr 2022 Philip Ross Bio talks about the importance of making inpatient
environments safer for patients and staff.
018 29 Apr 2022 Justin Brown Bio, Hill Vets founder on how and why to build a
veteran outreach program.
019 06 May 2022 Rescuing Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall from Ukraine, Save
020 20 May 2022 a LifeScore for veterans with John Wordin
022 02 Jun 2022 TAPS with MAJ (Ret) Bonnie Carroll