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This podcast series reflects how war impacts all of us by listening to the different perspectives of those that have lived it, understanding how the media shapes our views of war, understanding our own feelings, and learning life skills for managing stress, fear, and anxiety. Our goal is to educate, remind you that you aren’t alone, and give you tools to navigate living and watching war.

Part One – Michelle, Flower and Jessie describe their decision to enlist, the support of family, bootcamp, and how the events of 9/11 shaped their careers.

The Face of War is a podcast series including interviews and discussions with individuals within the University of Nebraska at Omaha community focused on the direct and indirect experiences of war. Participants provide their personal stories as veterans, civilians, and professionals covering a wide range of conflicts including WWII, Vietnam, and Post-9/11 events.

The Participants in this episode:

Jessie Stewart, UNO Graduate Student and US Air Force Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan

Michelle Black, UNO Associate Professor Political Science and US Army Veteran of Iraq and Qatar

Flower Blue Stem, UNO Graduate Student and US Marine Corps Veteran of Afghanistan and Service Dog Lady

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We'd like to thank the following for making this possible. Thanks to the Department of English, Criss Library and the Creative Production Lab, Military-Connected Resource Center, Center for Afghanistan Studies, School of Communication, Department of Political Science, Counseling and Psychological Services, MK Projects LLC and all our students who volunteered their time to participate in this podcast series.

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The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

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MP3 of Face of War Season 2 Episode 1



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