Reducing the high unemployment rate among veterans, homelessness among veterans and veterans not receiving the services and benefits they’re due. Those were some of the issues covered in a groundbreaking Afternoons with Amos broadcast. The program and AM1310The Light WTLC were the first Black radio station to ever broadcast from a National Convention of The American Legion, the country’s oldest veterans service organization. During an exclusive interview with American Legion National Commander Fang Wong, the first minority to hold the position, Wong talked about the challenges facing veterans, including the high double digit unemployment among veterans who’ve served after 9-11. Wong also talked about how the American Legion works to help veterans receive their benefits, even if they aren’t Legion members. Brown also talked with numerous African-American Legion members from states such as Virginia, California, North Carolina, Texas. Black members of the Legion’s National Staff, headquartered here in Indianapolis, shared information on the Legions’ programs not just for veterans but their many youth programs across the country. Click below for more information about The American Legion and how they can help those who served our country in uniform. American Legion Website
Click the arrows below to hear another Afternoons with Amos groundbreaking broadcast. Part 1 – Interviews with Black Legion Members and National Staff on Veterans Issues. Runs 35 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One
Part 2 – Includes Amos’ Interview with American Legion National Commander Fang Wong. Runs 49 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.
Part 3 – More of AWA At American Legion National Convention. Runs 24 Minutes ©2012 WTLC/Radio One.