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The daughter of the first American killed in combat in the War on Terror returns to SmartHER News to tell the true story of her father - his work for the CIA and the mysterious American he encountered in Afghanistan before he was killed - provi
"That's what I do everyday. I record history." Photojournalist Richard Drew has spent more than five decades with the Associated Press. On the morning of September 11th, 2001, while on assignment for Fashion Week in New York City, a call from h
The United States ended the war in Afghanistan but is the battle truly over or just beginning a new chapter? . Leading analyst, Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Editor, FDD’s Long War Journa
Travis Mills s one of the few surviving quadruple amputees in the nation. . On his third deployment to Afghanistan, while on patrol, he put his backpack down on an improvised explosive device (IED). He lost both arms and both legs to his injuri
Less than 48 hours after we first spoke with writer and journalist Hollie McKay she found herself in a city taken over by the Taliban.
Writer/Journalist Hollie McKay has traveled all over the world, to the most dangerous areas, during the most deadly conflicts, to tell the stories only few will hear. She speaks to us from Afghanistan as the Taliban surge around the city she re
What’s really the truth about natural immunity and COVID-19? What should those with a previous infection consider when weighing a COVID-19 vaccine? What about mask wearing and children? And what do many of those severely ill from COVID have in
One of the biggest news stories on the planet involves gymnast Simone Biles stepping back from competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. How does one navigate when to accelerate through challenging times or when to hit the brakes?  Positive Psych
The single most costly battle of the American Civil War happened in the early days of July 1863, falling on the same days the Founding Fathers finalized the Declaration of Independence less than 90 years earlier. Ret. Marine Col Rob Abbott, one
From serving 20 years in the U.S. military, to earning his PhD, Dr. Theodore Johnson shares his unique life story with SmartHER News, and his new perspective on race, politics, and the future detailed in his new book: When the Stars Begin to Fa
Wellness expert and author Patricia Ladis on bringing joy back to motherhood and what she learned while writing "The Wise Woman's Guide to Your Healthiest Pregnancy and Birth" with Dr. Anita Sadaty.
An unexpected phone call from the Tucson police department changed Brandon Tatum's life forever.  He shares what he learned as a police officer and why he believes America needs to consider another perspective on both law enforcement and system
Attorney Stephanie L. Willis joins SmartHER News for a wide-ranging conversation on one of the most significant legal cases in America – what we've seen, what to watch for next and why it matters from her perspective as a lawyer, mother and pol
Author and foreign policy expert Gordon Chang recently wrote, "The elements of history’s next great conflict are all in place. The only thing missing is the spark." What are those elements? And what is the potential spark? Gordon answers these
On a beautiful spring day in 2013, Michelle L'Heureux ventured to the finish line of the Boston Marathon, never anticipating she would become one of 260+ people injured in a terrorist attack; 3 people died that day, and the terrorists also kill
Psychiatrist Dr. Stefani Reinhold shares her experience in this wide ranging interview on how the global pandemic has impacted our entire well-being.  From adults, to adolescents, Dr. Reinhold helps frame a conversation about what many of us ha
Dr. Rutland shares his unique experience as a pulmonologist who also specializes in autoimmune disease. This wide-ranging conversation covers the basics of the new coronavirus, bringing us rare insight into a body battling COVID-19 and what we
With one phone call, Erin Zammett Ruddy's life completely changed. Diagnosed with leukemia as a 23-year-old, she quickly learned about what have become key terms in our current news cycle: clinical trials and experimental therapies. Erin's acco
Erin shares personal stories from her two historic deployments to the Iraq War and explains why her service changed her life forever. Plus: how she went from 9 years in uniform to cleaning houses to working with the biggest names on the planet
From a mysterious explosion in Lebanon to a peace deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, what to know about the high stakes in the Middle East now and in the future with Foundation for Defense of Democracies senior vice president for
Mathematical biologist and mother Professor Lauren Meyers leads a team of researchers at the University of Texas Austin who developed a unique model to help guide officials and parents as they try to answer this very question: Should children g
Dr. Michael Lin, PhD, MD of Lin Labs, Stanford University, joins SmartHER News for an update to discuss what we’ve learned, what we need to know, and what to watch for at this point in the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number 2 pencil, piece of printer paper and his sewing machine: how Origin Founder Pete Roberts pivoted his Maine-based company during the COVID-19 pandemic to American-made masks.    
A story of survival and problem-solving: Pastor Patrick Thompson survived COVID-19 all the while creating a relief effort to feed the hungry AND help the economy in one of the hardest hit areas in America: New York City.
Dr. Michael Lin, Principal Investigator for Lin Labs at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, answers key questions about the virus that causes COVID-19 - from what it looks like on the molecular level to how we can combat it, and why, alth
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