war http://kut.org en Texas, Video Games and the Military-Entertainment Complex http://kut.org/post/texas-video-games-and-military-entertainment-complex <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dwight Eisenhower </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY" style="line-height: 1.5;">famously warned</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the military-industrial complex and it’s influence. Here, some 52 years later, the nation has a new, powerful influencer: what author Corey Mead calls the “military-entertainment complex”.</span></p><p>The phrase draws from WWII propaganda films, but presently “refers to the link between the military and video game industry,” Mead says. He's the author of <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17415011-war-play">"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17415011-war-play">War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict."</a> Listen to his interview with KUT's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Brown below:</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121070920" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:38:45 +0000 David Brown 9231 at http://kut.org Texas, Video Games and the Military-Entertainment Complex Sebastian Junger Screens Film About Journalist's Death in Libya http://kut.org/post/sebastian-junger-screens-film-about-journalists-death-libya <p>Sebastian&nbsp;Junger&nbsp;has written bestselling books including&nbsp;<em>The Perfect Storm</em>. His documentary, "<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1559549/">Restrepo</a>" was nominated for an Oscar.&nbsp; But none of his works was as personally powerful as the film he’ll introduce tonight at the&nbsp;LBJ&nbsp;Library. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:10:05 +0000 Emily Donahue 7284 at http://kut.org Sebastian Junger Screens Film About Journalist's Death in Libya Military Looks to Redefine PTSD, Without Stigma http://kut.org/post/military-looks-redefine-ptsd-without-stigma The military and the Department of Veterans Affairs say they want more veterans and service members to get appropriate treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.<p>That's why they're tweaking the way they define and treat PTSD. But if this approach works, it could add to the backlog of PTSD cases.<p>For years, the standard definition for post-traumatic stress disorder had a key feature that didn't fit for the military. Tue, 15 May 2012 13:21:18 +0000 Larry Abramson 4237 at http://kut.org Military Looks to Redefine PTSD, Without Stigma From The Outside, Doctor Mobilizes Aid For Syrians http://kut.org/post/syrian-doctor-based-texas-mobilizes-aid-his-homeland At a cafe in Turkey, near the border with Syria, Dr. Monzer Yazji steps out of his car in the parking lot and encounters a man with a bandaged left hand.<p>Yazji, a Syrian who now works in the U.S., examines Abu Hamad, a fellow Syrian who has fled the fighting in his homeland.<p>The doctor, a tall man with glasses and a trim graying beard, is becoming well-known among Syrian activists. Yazji has been periodically leaving his thriving practice in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas to coordinate emergency medical aid for Syria.<p>Yazji is a big part of the U.S. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 19:08:49 +0000 Peter Kenyon 3788 at http://kut.org From The Outside, Doctor Mobilizes Aid For Syrians