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Advances for Women in the Military and College Decision Day

Long before U.S. policy was changed to allow for women to serve in military combat, women put themselves in harm's way in Special Ops support roles. Some made the ultimate sacrice. The Army will honor one of them, Alliance native Lietenant Ashley White-Stumpf, killed in Afghanistan in 2011, with a display in the future National Museum of the U.S. Army. Her mom joins us, along with the author of the book "Ashley's War." Plus, May 1st is the deadline for many universities and the day students finally make up their mind about where they want to spend the next four years. Or is it? We'll hear from students, guidence counselors and admissions officers to learn more about the process.  



The Sound of Ideas: Women in the Military: Ashley's War

-Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Author, Ashley's War: The Untold Story of A Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield 

-Deborah White, Mother of Ashley White-Stumpf 

-Desi Gould, Guidance Counselor, St. Edward High School

- Eileen Blattner, Guidance Counselor, Shaker Heights High School

-Scott Shultz, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Baldwin Wallace University

-Mark Ledoux, Senior Associate Direction of Admissions, Kent State University

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”