Richard J. Garfunkel
WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday
March 19, 2008
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, I am hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM on your dial, or you can listen to the program’s live streaming at www.wvox.com. One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio. Our special guest this afternoon is Mr. Andrew Tilghman of Washington, DC. The subject for our forum today is “The Army’s Other Crisis, Why are the brightest young officers leaving?”
Andrew Tilghman is a Washington-based reporter who writes primarily about the U.S. military and national security. He is currently a staff Writer for the Marine Corps Times newspaper and has also served as an Iraq correspondent for the Stars and Stripes newspaper and written for the Washington Monthly Magazine.
A native of Maryland's Eastern Shore, he began writing for a small weekly newspaper in Queens, New York in 1996, covering crime and local politics. After earning a masters degree from Columbia University in 2000, Andrew worked for the Associated Press in Milwaukee, where he helped cover the presidential election of 2000. He later moved to New York's state capital to work for the Times Union where, among other assignments, he spent nearly one year on a project investigating pedophile priests in the Diocese of Albany. After moving to Texas in 2003, Andrew joined the city desk at the Houston Chronicle and spent several years focusing on criminal justice and the death penalty. In 2005, he traveled to Iraq for the first time.
Meanwhile, the mission of the “Advocates” is to bring to the public differing views on current “public policy “issues. “Public policy,” therefore, is what we as a nation legally and traditionally follow. Over the years, the “public policy” of the United States has changed or has been modified greatly. As an example, “free public education” is the public policy of the United States. Also, over time great struggles have ensued over the control of the direction of “public policy” For example: free trade vs. protectionism, slavery vs. emancipation, state’s rights vs. Federalism, and an all-volunteer armed forces or the “draft.”
Richard J. Garfunkel