This week on the award winning Sonstein Sunday:
NYPD bomb squad Det. Lou Alvarez was THE face we’ll never forget at the Senate hearings to make aid for ailing 9/11 first responders permanent this year. Alvarez lobbied and gave interviews until he was no longer lucid, helping others suffering now and those who will fall ill in the future. He would pass away from his 9/11 related cancer just days after the hearings. Lou’s older brother, ex-Suffolk County police officer Phil joins me as we honor this hero and Marine at 6:55am.
On Veterans Day (Monday 11/11) the documentary “To Be of Service” debuts on Netflix. It features stories of service dogs making a huge impact on the lives of veterans with PTSD. One of those vets is ex-Army Ranger and Q104.3 listener Greg Kolodziejczyk. We lose 22 vets a DAY to suicide! These dogs save lives. It’s upsetting the VA doesn’t provide- vets have to pay $30,000 out of pocket for what seems to be the very BEST treatment for PTSD. Greg joins me with “To Be of Service” director Josh Aronson at 7:15am.
Listen to me every Sunday at 6:55 am on Q104.3, or anytime, on my Sonstein Sessions podcast on the iHeartRadio app!