Tips For New Homeowners, Green Veterans, The Joys Of Sending And Receiving Real Letters

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veterans, PTSD, therapy, gardening, agriculture, diversity, Milwaukee
Courtesy of Green Veterans

When you’re a first-time homeowner, repairs and maintenance can be overwhelming. We find out what you need to know, and when it makes sense to call a pro. We learn about a program to help veterans recover emotionally and transition back to civilian life. And while tech has made texting and messaging easy, there’s still joy to be had in sending and receiving handwritten letters and cards.

Featured in this Show

  • What To Do When You're A New Homeowner But … Less Of A Home Expert

    Buying a home doesn’t come with a beginners class to how to do your own plumbing or fix the major flooding in your basement. What happens next if after many Youtube videos and a call to your father still has you feeling a bit uncertain? We talk to a guest from a non-profit that helps new homeowners feel more comfortable in fixing and knowing how to handle home improvement and maintenance by offering classes and assistance.

  • Helping Veterans Heal Through Connection With The Land

    We talk with the founder of a program in Milwaukee that helps veterans heal through working in urban agriculture.

  • Bring Back Snail Mail To Send Something Meaningful

    The average American household receives just 10 pieces of personal mail per year, not counting holiday cards and all of those wedding invitations. Maybe you remember having a pen pal when you were younger or sending a letter to a friend, but with texting and email and cell phones, we just don’t seem to do that anymore. Our guests makes the case for the revival of snail mail.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Jason Hafeman Guest
  • Brian Sales Guest
  • Susan Shain Guest

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