Why unemployment among veterans is so high The current unemployment rate for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is 13.3 percent, well above the national average. Midmorning looks at why the rate is so high, and what veterans can do to market their skills to civilian employers.9:06 a.m.
Leo Shane III: Reporter for Stars and Stripes. He joins us by phone from Washington.
Emily King: Founder of Military Transitions, an organization that works with companies that want to hire and retain veterans. She is the author of "Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing and Retaining Veterans." She joins us from Washington.
Bernice Johnson Reagon: Song leader and scholar Singer, scholar and civil rights activist Bernice Johnson Reagon knows from personal experience the powerful connection between music and protest. She joins Midmorning to talk about the music of the civil rights movement and the power of collective singing.10:06 a.m.
Bernice Johnson Reagon: Singer, composer and scholar, original member of the Freedom Singers and founding member of Sweet Honey in the Rock.