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Remember the Betrayed | Steve Berman

Remember the Betrayed | Steve Berman

I need you to remember 1975, when Vietnam veterans were forgotten because America had to “move on” from the war, from Nixon and Watergate. I need you to remember 1980, when Americans were held hostage for 444 days; an ill-executed rescue attempt resulted in eight American service members dead, left behind in the desert. I need …

Here We Geaux Again | Anna Zeigler

Here We Geaux Again | Anna Zeigler

In August of 2005, I was set to begin my second and final year of graduate school. Days before the semester began I received a call from one of my professors. The department needed someone to teach a Small Group Communication course. Was I interested? I was certainly interested in a little more cash flow. …