WBEZ | Female Veterans http://www.wbez.org/tags/female-veterans Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Study set to examine employment among Chicago's female veterans http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/study-set-examine-employment-among-chicagos-female-veterans-89714 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-July/2011-07-27/5360837674_0b2baa227c_b.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>To find out more about female veterans, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> turned to Larkin Ray Harris; Harris is a Navy veteran set to direct <a href="http://www.familyhomelessness.org/womenveterans.php?p=ss" target="_blank">a study</a> for the National Center on Family Homelessness about unemployment among female veterans in Chicago. The survey will soon get underway but first, she joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> Alison Cuddy to discuss the challenges female veterans face.</p></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:27:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-07-27/study-set-examine-employment-among-chicagos-female-veterans-89714 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