To celebrate the Fourth of July, meet Dennis Gilbert, a real life Wolverine who recovered from the mental, emotional and physical results of war. His involvement of the covert missions of Iraq are now told in a the recently published book “The Warriors of Anbar: The Marines Who Crushed Al-Qaeda--the Greatest Untold Story of the Iraq War” by Ed Darack. While his experience is covered in the book, we uncovered the more vulnerable issues of transition out of war mindset, difficulties of facing civilian life after the military and the physical constraints of metal replacing parts of your body. Dennis touches on life after the secret ops, how he ended up in the White House and what life looks like now as a veteran in Oahu, HI.
On today's Aloha Friday Podcast Attorney Marcus Landsberg and Mom/Model Naomi Cooper-Christensen talk to Will Espero about Homelessness, Hawaii's Recovery from the Covid19 Shutdown, as well as the tragedy in Minnesota and police reform here in Oahu.Will Espero is a 19 year senator and legislature, and is currently a candidate for City Council District 9 on Oahu for the Waipahu, Ewa Beach and Mililani seat. Will does not shy away from the hard questions and we talk about real issues and real solutions with a man who has been in many rooms when decisions were made. 
What does it mean to be from Haiku? Find out in this fun and relaxed episode.We talk to Ashley Cooper, the only sister of co-host Naomi Cooper Christensen. She tells us what life was like growing up on the North Shore of Maui, discusses picking up hitchhikers, and wearing uniforms in school. Ashley talks about her travels through Europe and Asia and discusses the surprise presents that she brought back for Naomi.
Becky Gardner needs to change the world. She is a first time candidate for Hawaii State House in District 20. This district includes St. Louis Heights, Palolo, Manalani Heights, Wilhelmina Rise and Kaimuki. A Lawyer, a civil servant, a single mom, and a businesswoman, a half-Filipino progressive minded candidate, Becky talks to Attorney Marcus Landsberg and Mom/Model Naomi Cooper Christensen about what moved her to make the huge leap to run for office.What can she solve on the first day, what motivates her, and what we can do to support all the people of Hawaii are all covered in this episode!For more information about Becky, check: https://www.beckygardnerhawaii.comand   
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
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11 hours, 58 minutes