7 episódios

Welcome to Military Matters, a podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as hosts Desmon Farris and Rod Rodriguez explore the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people who support them.

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Welcome to Military Matters, a podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as hosts Desmon Farris and Rod Rodriguez explore the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people who support them.

    Military Matters Review: Military fitness 2.0

    Military Matters Review: Military fitness 2.0

    Continuing the discussion from the most recent episode of the Military Matters podcast, hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris talk with Megan Reed, an official at the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training, to find out more about the military’s changing approach to physical fitness assessments.

    • 20 min
    Episode 3: Military Fitness 2.0 — Tailoring training to today's needs

    Episode 3: Military Fitness 2.0 — Tailoring training to today's needs

    In this week’s episode of Military Matters, hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris delve into military fitness, particularly the various branches’ efforts to revise their physical training and standards to meet the demands that service members face on today’s battlefields.

    Which branch is the most fit? Which is the least? How much does it all cost? The answers might surprise you. Subscribe today so you don’t miss it.

    • 40 min
    Military Matters Review: Red Flag Laws

    Military Matters Review: Red Flag Laws

    Continuing the discussion of red flag laws from the most recent episode of the Military Matters podcast, hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris respond to listener email and talk once again with Jake Charles, a lecturing fellow and executive director of the Center for Firearms Law at Duke University.

    • 42 min
    Episode 2: Red flag laws – do they help stop gun violence, and can they be abused?

    Episode 2: Red flag laws – do they help stop gun violence, and can they be abused?

    Hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris talk about red flag laws, also known as extreme risk laws, and the implications they can have for gun owners.

    Rod and Desmon talk about what red flag laws are, the intent behind them, how they’re being used and the potential for their abuse. They also discuss the Second Amendment, gun control, suicide, and mass shootings.

    This is episode is locked and loaded. Subscribe today so you don’t miss it.

    • 39 min
    Military Matters Review: Cannabis

    Military Matters Review: Cannabis

    Hosts Desmon Farris and Rod Rodriguez look back at the inaugural episode of Military Matters, which focused on cannabis.
    Desmon and Rod talk about the response the episode has received and the misconceptions that persist about the controversial plant, which is being legalized in an increasing number of states, as well as ongoing research.

    • 29 min
    Episode 1: Cannabis – what are the facts, and can it be helpful?

    Episode 1: Cannabis – what are the facts, and can it be helpful?

    Welcome to Military Matters, the podcast that explores issues important to service members, veterans, contractors, and the communities that support them.

    In this debut episode, hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris focus on cannabis and shed light on what it is, what it isn’t, and what it could mean for the DOD and for veterans.

    • 40 min

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