David Rudd

National Center for Veterans Studies

Guest

Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Science at the University of Utah and Scientific Director of the National Center for Veterans Studies; former Army officer

David Rudd on KCRW

Suicides among America's active soldiers and veterans are outpacing combat casualties -- and the numbers are increasing — even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down.

Military Suicides on the Rise

Suicides among America's active soldiers and veterans are outpacing combat casualties -- and the numbers are increasing — even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Last week, the Associated Press reported some  daunting statistics : In the first 155 days of this year, there were 154 suicides among active troops in the US military.

The Suicide Epidemic in America's Armed Forces

Last week, the Associated Press reported some daunting statistics : In the first 155 days of this year, there were 154 suicides among active troops in the US military.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Dennis Kucinich, former Ohio congressman and mayor of Cleveland, weighs in on what the Democratic Party keeps getting wrong.

from Scheer Intelligence

Following an unprecedented election season, defined not only by its long primary season but a global pandemic, the day after the election has arrived.

from KCRW Features

Despite repeated public health warnings, more Americans are expected to fly for Thanksgiving than any time since the pandemic started.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California is home to the first woman vice president-elect, Kamala Harris, and first female House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. So why does it lag on women holding power in the statehouse?

from KCRW Features

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

Broadcast news ratings were down this year compared to 2016. Cable news ratings remained stable compared to the last election, led by a strong showing from Fox News viewers.

from Hollywood Breakdown

This morning, Jackie Lacey conceded to former George Gascón in the race for Los Angeles County’s next district attorney.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nithya Raman is the new City Council member representing LA’s District 4, which covers Griffith Park, Silver Lake, the Hollywood Hills and part of Koreatown.

from Greater LA