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Some 30,000 soldiers will be returning from combat to California every year for some time to come. For many, the combat experience won't go away. They suffer from constant fear, panic attacks, anger management and other kinds of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  We talk with a veteran of Vietnam, who helps the next generation of returning warriors to deal with the new and challenging realities of civilian life, and hear from recent vets making the transition from combat to college. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point,  the Tea Party and the GOP presidential nomination.

Banner image by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Producers:
Christian Bordal
Karen Radziner
Katie Cooper

Main Topic The Tea Party: Past, Present and Future 26 MIN, 51 SEC

Tea Party: Past, Present and FutureGOP presidential candidates faced a Tea Party crowd last night. Before the debate, CNN worked with Tea Party groups to recruit the audience and ask some of the questions. We hear what they said and ask about Tea Party influence in deciding the nominee of a divided Republican Party.

Guests:
Mike Wilson, Cincinnati Tea Party
Wayne Slater, Dallas Morning News (@WayneSlater)
Alan Abramowitz, Emory University
Kate Zernike, New York Times (@kzernike)

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Kate Zernike

Main Topic Basic Training: For 'Civilian' Life 28 MIN, 5 SEC

Some 30,000 combat veterans will be returning to California every year for the next few years, and many will make the transition to civilian life by attending community college. Harold Martin remembers coming home from combat in Vietnam just six days before becoming a full-time student. Now he's Associate Professor of Psychology at Pasadena City College. He's also part of the Veterans' Learning Collaborative, which includes a course he teaches, called Boots to Books. Dr. Judith Broder founded The Soldiers Project, a network of licenses psychotherapists who support both the veterans and their teachers.

Guests:
Harold Martin, Pasadena City College
Nathaniel Kemnitz, Marine Corps veteran
Marshall Lewis, Marine Corps veteran
Judith Broder, The Soldiers Project

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