The brand new, live television and webcast talk show “Veterans’ Voices” will make its debut in Contra Costa County tonight at 7:00 p.m.
The monthly show, a joint production of Contra Costa Television and the County’s Veterans Service Office, will feature a range of guests and topics. Viewers can watch on CCTV, or online, and can ask questions during the show via email, phone or an online chat.
Nathan Johnson, Contra Costa County’s Veterans Service Officer, will serve as host; other staff members and veterans organization representatives will co-host. Johnson sees the show as a unique way to reach veterans who might not otherwise know what types of services are available.
“Our County is home to more than 65,000 veterans, and we work hard to reach out to as many as possible. By using TV and the web, we hope to tap into a potential audience that might not have stopped by our office or picked up the phone and called,” Johnson noted.
The show is underwritten by a grant from the California Department of Veterans Affairs, which invited Veterans Service Offices from around the state to apply for mental health outreach funding.
Recognizing that the transition from veteran to civilian is increasingly more complex, the goal of the grant program is to allow local offices to design innovative outreach efforts that meet their community needs.
“Veterans’ Voices” airs tonight at 7:00 p.m. on CCTV, and can be found on Comcast Channel 27, Astound Channel 32 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 throughout Contra Costa County.
The show will also be streamed live online at www.ContraCostaTV.org.