The Advocates with Dr. Nora Eisenberg 2-11-09

“The Advocates”


Richard J. Garfunkel

 WVOX – AM Radio 1460- 12 Noon Wednesday

February 11, 2009

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On Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at 12:00 Noon, I will be hosting my show “The Advocates” on WVOX- 1460 AM, and you can also listen to the program’s live streaming at One can call the show at 914-636-0110 to reach us on the radio.  Our guest will be Dr. Nora Eisenberg, PhD, the author of the novel, When You Come Home, which documents the sadness and the waste caused by the “Gulf War Illness.”  We will explore why Ms. Eisenberg wrote this book, what the affects of this syndrome have wrought on thousands of veterans, and are there precious lessons that we must learn from our involvement in overseas campaigns regarding the preparation needed in the future.

Dr. Eisenberg was the recipient of ForeWord Magazine’s 2004 Gold Prize for her novel Just The Way You Want Me and author of The War at Home, a Washington Post Rave Book of the Year, 2002. Dr. Eisenberg holds a PhD from Columbia University in English and Comparative Literature and has taught at Stanford University, Georgetown University, and, for many years, the City University of New York, where she now directs the University’s Faculty Fellowship Publication Program for emerging scholars. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in such places as The Partisan Review, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Tikkun, and the Guardian UK. She lives in New York City and Narrowsburg, NY.

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.


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Next week I will be hosting Ms. Cynthia Koch, current Director of the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library. In following weeks Mr. Neil Goldstein, of The Israel Energy Partnership, and Ms.Maryann Goldman, of the FBI’s InfraGuard program will appear on The Advocates.


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