RadioACTive 11.11.21

  • November 11, 2021
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A Veterans Day Edition of RadioACTive, featuring Piper Down's Dave Morris. VA SLC's Jill Atwood and the Upholding Valor podcast. Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation's Vietnam Veterans Project.

Tonight's show featured the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community! 

Former Army medic Dave Morris talked about his tradition of treating veterans to free meals at any of his five bars on Veterans Day, as well as a fundraiser for Movember and more! There's still time to grab a meal on Dave on Veterans Day. Stop by any of his bars:

Jill Atwood, Army Veteran and Director of Communications at the VA in Salt Lake City

Lourdes Rocha, who volunteers with Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation's Vietnam Veterans Project. From CCG's Facts About Vietnam Veterans and Cholangiocarcinoma:

  • Vietnam Veterans were exposed to two different risk factors regarding developing Cholangiocarcinoma due to their service in Vietnam.

  • The risk factors are exposure to liver flukes and dioxin, which is in Agent Orange. (Documentation is available in the research files for both liver fluke and herbicide exposure).

  • Although, exposure to the liver fluke in Vietnam is mainly through eating, raw, undercooked salted, or fermented fish, there are cases which have been contracted through cross contamination. (Documentation is available in the research files).

  • The VA has approved claims for liver fluke exposure and herbicide exposure. (Documentation and approved claims are available in the research files).

  • In some cases the VA will state the Agent Orange Studies by the National Academy of Sciences as reasons not to recognize this cancer. Research will show, due to the rarity and other factors regarding this cancer, Agent Orange Studies are flawed. (Documentation is available in the research files).

  • In many cases the VA will deny service connection because the veteran did not show symptoms in the service or within a year after discharge. The veteran did not have to have symptoms in the service or within a year after discharge for this to be service connected. In the majority of cases, this cancer is asymptomatic and in most cases takes 30 to 40 years to develop. (Documentation is available in research file).

Based in Herriman, the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation hosted a webinar featuring volunteer Lourdes Rocha and is resharing the recording for Veterans Day to raise awareness and provide support for Vietnam veterans. To watch, click here

Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Tonight's show was produced and hosted by Lara Jones.