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Smart Talk: Preventing sex assaults on college campuses; Agent Orange forum

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 22, 2015 2:54 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, April 22, 2015:

College-aged women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault and often struggle to deal with the after effects.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the 2015 campaign is on campus sexual violence prevention.

Joining us on Wednesday's Smart Talk to talk about sexual assault awareness and prevention on college campus are Tina Nixon, President and CEO of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg and Kristen Houser, Vice President, Public Relations with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

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Tina Nixon and Kristen Houser

Wednesday's program is the first of several related to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, leading up to Tuesday's airing of "The Last Days in Vietnam" film next Tuesday on WITF-TV and PBS. 

Wednesday topic is Agent Orange -- the defoliant used to clear the jungles of Vietnam that may have impacted the health of up to 4.5 million Vietnamese and 3 million U.S. soldiers.

Richard Burton of the Central PA Vietnam Veterans Roundtable and Dr. Ralph Erickson, Director of Pre 9/11 Era, Post-Deployment Health at the Lebanon VA Hospital are our guests.

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Quilt commemorating local veterans

For more information, websites regarding Vietnam veterans' exposure to Agent Orange:

Ten things every veteran should know about Agent Orange: 

http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/17744/10-things-every-veteran-know-agent-orange/

Department of Veteran's Affairs: diseases associated with Agent Orange: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/

Town Hall meeting on Agent Orange: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/04/veterans_groups_pennlive_to_ho.html

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