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Midmorning: Walter Reed problems and Suze Orman

Posted at 7:41 AM on March 12, 2007 by Bill Wareham

The scandal over outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has highlighted the difficulties faced by veterans injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. At 9 a.m., Kerri Miller's guests say the problems have been evident for years: Mark Benjamin, national correspondent for the online magazine Salon, wrote a series of articles in 2003 about the problems in outpatient care for veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan;
Steve Robinson is director of veterans affairs at Veterans for America; and Joseph Violante is national legislative director with Disabled American Veterans.

Kerri's guest at 10 a.m. is financial advisor Suze Orman. With a style some compare to a televangelist, Orman has persuaded PBS viewers and buyers of her many books to trim expenses and focus on the less material things in life. Her new book is Women and Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny.