Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Bradley talks about the formation of the Lamia Afghan Foundation and the current situation in Afghanistan in the inaugural episode of “Speaking Globally,” a new world affairs podcast from Troy Public Radio.
“Speaking Globally” is hosted by Walter Givhan, a retired U.S. Air Force Major General with more than 30 years of experience serving around the world in a variety of positions, including acting as the U.S. air liaison officer to the commanding general of the French ground forces in DESERT STORM and leading the international team rebuilding the Afghan Air Force. In “Speaking Globally,” Givhan will be talking to thought leaders about the history, politics, and culture of different parts of the world, and the forces affecting them.
“The most important thing you as a listener of this podcast need to know about me is that I believe in the power of conversation and dialogue,” Givhan said. “In each episode we are going to bring people together from all around the world to talk about some of the biggest global issues we contend with and advance the conversation about approaches to these challenges.”
As the show’s first guest, Bradley brings fresh perspective on the unfolding Afghanistan situation, and the events that motivated him to create a relief organization to help the people of that country. During his 41 years of service in the Air Force, Bradley served as Commander of the United States Air Force Reserve Command and flew fighter aircraft, including 337 combat missions in Vietnam. Though never stationed in a military capacity in Afghanistan he made multiple trips to the country to visit reservists deployed to the region under his command. While visiting the country both he and his wife Jan found their calling to help the impoverished people of war-torn Afghanistan.
“Speaking Globally” joins Troy Public Radio’s growing line-up of original podcasts. New episodes will debut monthly, and the show can be found on major podcast platforms including Apple Podcasts and Podbean.