VPR’s Steve Zind to be embedded with Vermont National Guard in Afghanistan

first_imgFor three weeks this month, VPR reporter Steve Zind will report from Afghanistan, where he’ll be embedded with 1,500 members of the Vermont National Guard.Zind will be based at Bagram Airbase in Kabul, and will travel with the guard to rural outposts where Vermonters are stationed, providing a unique and local perspective on the war in Afghanistan. He’ll file stories and interviews from the field, capturing the sounds of the soldiers’ daily lives, and accompany them on patrols and training missions.He will also keep an online journal, where he’ll post photos and share thoughts and observations about his experience. He has also asked listeners to share the questions they would like answered about the mission, or suggestions for stories he should pursue.”VPR’s reports from Afghanistan will deepen our understanding of the role the Vermont National Guard is playing in this war,” said Vice President for News and Programming John Van Hoesen. “For the trusted information we all seek, there is no substitute for reporting from the ground.”Zind has covered the Vermont Guard for several years, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, returns to Vermont, as well as military funerals. In 2006, Zindtraveled to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, to talk with members of Task Force Saber as they returned from duty in Iraq. He has also been on several reporting trips to Iran,where he first visited in 2004 in search of family history. He returned to Iran as a reporter in 2005, 2006, and 2009.”Steve’s longtime reporting of the National Guard in Vermont and his experience in reporting from Iran over the last several years provide him with the background to provide VPR listeners with depth and perspective on the Vermont soldiers’ mission in Afghanistan,” Van Hoesen said.Source: VPR. 09.01.2010 – Colchester, Vt. –About Vermont Public RadioListener-supported Vermont Public Radio has been serving the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont’s only statewide public radio network, VPR is a trusted and independent source for news, music, conversation and much more. For more information about VPR and VPR Classical, a list of frequencies and streaming audio from all of VPR’s services, visit www.vpr.net(link is external).last_img read more

StarCasino nets Rossoneri sponsorship deal

first_img Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Submit GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 After having a presence at SBC’s Betting on Football 2017, Italian Serie A club, AC Milan has announced that StarCasino has agreed to become the official betting partner of the club. The partnership will span three years, with the operator offering a range of exclusive events and promotions exclusively for Milan fans as part of the agreement.The deal follows on from  Napoli, Juventus and Roma all recently announcing new betting partners for the upcoming season, as well as the main rivals of AC Milan, Inter Milan announcing Bwin as its first ever betting partner last month. Lorenzo Giorgetti, the club’s chief commercial officer, said: “Our partnership with StarCasino is a natural fit between two ‘leaders’ in their respective industries. Our shared values make this collaboration particularly attractive. “A key factor for us to partner with StarCasinò were their impressive innovative activation ideas. Thanks to StarCasino all our fans will be invited to join exciting upcoming live experiences with the club.”StarCasino will sit on the second tier of Milan’s sponsorship tree, alongside TIM, Banco BPM, Snai, Mediaset Premium, Toyo Tires, Nivea Men, FrecciaRossa, Diesel and GI Group. Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner August 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articleslast_img read more