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In March, for the first time since 2003, US casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dropped to zero. But American soldiers have been dying at the rate of 22 every day — from suicide. What's the Pentagon doing to cope with mental illness — after combat and before enlistment? On today's Talking Point, does the First Amendment protect the right to fly drones?

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Drone Journalism and Free Speech

A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

Guests:
Matt Waite, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (@mattwaite)

The Pentagon's Latest War…against Mental Illness

A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

Guests:
Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Starbucks (@rajivscribe)
James Brobyn, Travis Manion Foundation (@ExDirTMF)
Marjorie Morrison, PsychArmor (@PsychArmor)

More:
Morrison's 'The Inside Battle: Our Military Mental Health Crisis'
VA Mental Health Services
Veterans Crisis Hotline
Washington Post series, 'After the Wars'

The Inside Battle

Marjorie Morrison

Ukraine Has a Newly Elected President, What Now? 7 MIN, 40 SEC

A weekly reality-check on the issues Americans care about most. Host Warren Olney draws on his decades of experience to explore the people and issues shaping – and disrupting - our world. How did everything change so fast? Where are we headed? The conversations are informal, edgy and always informative. If Warren's asking, you want to know the answer.

Guests:
Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post (@michaelbirnbaum)

More:
Poroshenko prepares to take power, vows peace in Eastern Ukraine

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Host:
Warren Olney

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