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Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole features weekly guests from the military, police and law enforcement, and firefighting community discussing issues important to our Nation’s defenders and first responders. Information on upcoming and previous edpisodes can be found at Previous first responder guests have come from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as other emergency first responders such as paramedics, emergency medical technicians and firefighters. Previous law enforcement and or policing topics have included: leadership in law enforcement; crime scene response; policing and stress; promotions and assessment centers; criminal investigations; computer crime; police corruption; police officer Rights; highway drug interdiction; police management; reality based training; swat operations; field training officer programs; police wife; leadership; becoming a police officer; search and seizure; homicide investigations; law enforcement intelligence; life coaching; maritime security; terrorists attacks and terrorism; school shootings; active shooter response; police tactics; officer survival; true crime; digital imaging; and serial killers. Military guest have come from the Marine Corps; Navy; Army; Air Force; and, Coast Guard. Previous military guests have discussed: terrorism; aviation history; surviving bootcamp; military doctrine; military tactics; the war on terror; the war in Iraq; the war in Afghanistan; and, military recruitment.

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Roll Call is a semi-monthly feature of American Heroes Radio which explores issues in law enforcement with Foster and Kannengieser. Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.) holds a bachelor's from the Union Institute and University in... more

American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Texas law enforcement official Sarah Cortez & retired US Border Patrol Agent Hipolito Acosta on Our Lost Border: Life amid the Narco-Violence. About the Guests Sarah Cortez has been... more

Stephen P. Tryon ?holds a B.S. from West Point and an M.A. in philosophy from Stanford University. He served as a soldier in the United States army for 21 years. At the end of his army career, he served as a legislative fellow for Senator... more

Lieutenant Colonel John Lewis Cook, United States Army (Retired), ?served as the Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Interior in Kabul, Afghanistan, with responsibility for developing the force structure for the entire Afghan National... more

Gunnery Sergeant Nick Popaditch enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1986. While commanding a tank, he was wounded in Fallujah, Iraq in 2004. Nick was medically retired from the Marines in 2005 at the rank of Gunnery Sergeant.... more

There have several recent police officer involved shootings wherein mutliple rounds were fired by multiple officers. In MIchigan, a knife wielding man was shot 46 times; in New York, police fired upwards of nine shots at a man with a... more

Carrying on with last Saturday night's experiment, we will again have an open lines program. What do you want to talk about?

Jason Baudendistel, a United States Navy veteran, ? is an author, blogger, entrepreneur and consultant. Jason offers SEO, Marketing, and Small Business Consulting services on his website, He is also the... more

The December 1, 2011, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former Detective Keith Dunn on Internet Safety: Cyberbullying, Sexting & Social Networks. Keith Dunn, KDCOP, has been warning & training... more

The August 4, 2011, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Chief Michael T. Force and Captain Chris DiGiuseppi (Lake Saint Louis Police Department) the authors of The Light Bringer. About the Guests Chief... more