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Steve Walsh

Military Reporter

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As a military reporter, Steve Walsh delivers stories and features for TV, radio and the web.

Before coming to KPBS, Steve worked as a journalist in Northwest Indiana and Chicago. He hosted a daily public affairs show on Lakeshore Public Radio and was an original host and producer for the storytelling project Vocalo.org at WBEZ in Chicago. He has been a reporter on Back At Base, a collaboration between NPR and seven public radio stations that looks at veterans and the military.

He is a graduate of Indiana State University. He spent a large portion of his career as a print reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana. At the Post-Tribune, he was embedded in Iraq twice. He was also an investigative reporter and covered the Indiana Statehouse during the term of three governors.

Recent Stories by Steve Walsh

VA Study Shows Yoga Can Lower Dependence On Pain Meds

VA Study Shows Yoga Can Lower Dependence On Pain Meds

Aug. 8
By Steve Walsh

The yoga study is part of an effort by the VA to look at ways to wean veterans from pain medication.

Navy Grappling With Ethical Issues Raised By Fat Leonard Case

Navy Grappling With Ethical Issues Raised By Fat Leonard Case

Aug. 1
By Steve Walsh

While the ongoing Fat Leonard legal cases grab headlines, the Navy has been working to change the ethical conduct of its officers.

To Curb Suicides, VA Opens Services To Those With Less Than Honorab...

To Curb Suicides, VA Opens Services To Those With Less Than Honorable Discharges

July 4
By Steve Walsh

As part of an effort to cut down on the number of veterans who commit suicide, the Veterans Health Administration is opening up its emergency rooms to those with less-than-honorable discharges who are suffering from mental illness.

Vietnam Vet Surfers Use Waves To Open Up About Their War Experiences

Vietnam Vet Surfers Use Waves To Open Up About Their War Experiences

June 30
By Steve Walsh

The California Surf Museum in Oceanside takes a rare look at war with “China Beach: Surfers, the Vietnam War, and the Healing Power of Wave-riding.”

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

June 21
By Steve Walsh

An online app is the latest attempt by the Department of Defense to create programs which deal with sexual trauma among the U.S. military.

Cause Of Jet Fighter Problems Remains Elusive For US Navy

Cause Of Jet Fighter Problems Remains Elusive For US Navy

June 19
By Steve Walsh

A problem that first came to light with a training jet has expanded to the F/A-18 Hornet, a common fighter jet used by the Marines and Navy.

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

June 9
By Steve Walsh

The Oceanside exhibit commemorates the troops who found a way to keep surfing as an outlet during the Vietnam War.

Retired Admiral Sees Leaving Climate Accord As Setback For Military

Retired Admiral Sees Leaving Climate Accord As Setback For Military

June 7
By Steve Walsh

The U.S. military has been an early leader in the federal government's response to climate change. Leaving the Paris Climate Accord challenges that role, according to a retired admiral who now works on sustainability issues.

Ship Building Windfall On Hold With Trump Budget

Ship Building Windfall On Hold With Trump Budget

May 26
By Steve Walsh

The Pentagon did not ramp up ship building in its 2018 budget proposal to Congress, meaning at least a delay in the Trump's plan to expand the Navy beyond what was proposed in the Obama administration.

Miramar National Cemetery Is Promoting Itself To Veterans

Miramar National Cemetery Is Promoting Itself To Veterans

May 19
By Steve Walsh

The national cemetery is holding an open house over the weekend to give veterans a chance to see the location, which originally opened as a replacement for Fort Rosecrans in 2010.

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