GI Bill Funds; Coast Guard Safety; the Future of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Passed in 1944 -- 70 years ago -- The Serviceman’s Readjustment Act, better known as the GI Bill, was designed to provide American vets with a number of benefits, ranging from business loans, to mortgages, to money that would help with their education. 

But in the new GI Bill era, where are those education dollars being spent? And are for-profit colleges taking advantage of G.I. Bill funds and the vets they’re supposed to be supporting?

This hour, we try to answer those questions as we preview of the latest Reveal episode from The Center of Investigative Reporting and PRX.

We also hear from another Reveal reporter who’s been looking into Coast Guard safety issues. And later, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal joins us to talk about these investigations, the new VA nominee Bob McDonald, and the future of Veterans Affairs in America.


  • Aaron Glantz - Covers veterans and domestic military issues for The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • G.W. Schulz - Covers homeland security for The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal