Desiree D'IorioReporter - WSHU
Born and raised in Connecticut, Desiree now calls Long Island home. She came to WSHU in 2019 as a News Fellow, covering local government, the environment and public affairs on Long Island. She now reports on military and veterans issues for American Homefront.
She received her A.A. in Communications from Nassau Community College and B.A. in Journalism from Stony Brook University. Her past internships were at the Long Island Press and WSHU. In 2019, she co-wrote a four-part series about the Long Island Pine Barrens, bringing to listeners the sights and sounds of this unique ecosystem nestled in the heart of Suffolk County.
Many former troops consider an Arlington burial their final veterans benefit. But space for in-ground burials is getting scarce, so some vets may be steered toward cremation instead.
As part of a special project targeted at military kids, Sesame Workshop and its Muppets are tackling the subjects of race, diversity, and discrimination.
More than three million service members were exposed to toxic smoke from burn pits. Some are now sick, and they're fighting for VA health and disability benefits.
Advocates say more members of Congress should reach out to Black and Latino high school students and make them aware of opportunities at the elite schools.