WBEZ | Emily Gadek http://www.wbez.org/tags/emily-gadek Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Veteran reflects on a career shaped by 9/11 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-09/veteran-reflects-career-shaped-911-91753 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-09/Army Ranger.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>September 11<sup>th</sup> shaped the way Americans live in very different ways. For many members of the armed services, that day meant that it was time to gear up for war.</p><p>Nick Fox was one week into his freshman year of college on September 11, 2001, and had signed a contract only one week earlier promising to join the army after graduation. He then spent his college years watching a war he would soon join.</p><p><em>A correction has been made to this story: Nick Fox was described as an Army Ranger but should instead be referred to as an Army Sapper.</em></p></p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 15:12:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-09/veteran-reflects-career-shaped-911-91753 Returning home presents different challenges for female veterans http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/returning-home-presents-different-challenges-female-veterans-89707 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-27/5467577506_c46db75e27_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Over 200,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The transition from combat to the homefront can be a challenge for all veterans but many women return with troubles their male counterparts may not experience.<em> Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Emily Gadek spoke with a female veteran living in Chicago about her service experiences and about coming home.</p><p><br> &nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/returning-home-presents-different-challenges-female-veterans-89707