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0000017b-35e5-df5e-a97b-35edaf770000Over 70,000 people in Michigan served in the U.S. armed services during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.Michigan Radio’s Beyond the Battlefield series takes a look at how post-9/11 veterans are faring. Beyond the Battlefield features, interviews and online video profiles, exploring issues like employment, entrepreneurship, and reintegration into civilian life. The series also looks at how Michiganders think state and federal governments are doing at addressing veterans' care, as well as the particular struggles female veterans encounter when returning home.

Michigan Radio Wins National Clarion Award for Veterans Series

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Michigan Radio has won a national Clarion Award from The Association for Women in Communications. The award was received in the Radio Documentary Series category for “Beyond the Battlefield.”

The “Beyond the Battlefield” series, which aired in July, 2015, looked at how post-9/11 military veterans are faring in Michigan. The series featured interviews, feature reports, online videos and a public engagement event to examine issues including veteran’s medical care, employment, housing and long term health impacts from their military service.  

Since 1972, the Clarion Awards have honored excellence in more than 100 categories across all areas of communications, including advertising & marketing, magazines, newspapers, online media, photography, public relations, radio and television.  The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. The 2016 Clarion Awards will be presented at the AWC National Conference, September 17-19 in Dallas.