Army Spouses Go Live With Field Problems: FPLive! On BlogTalkRadio

Nov. 12, 2006 – STATESBORO, GA, November 12, 2006 – The Army community’s fun and feel good source for solutions to Army Life challenges, Field Problems, goes live November 15th, 2006 (1pm EST). Crooks and Henderson, co-authors of Field Problems, signed on with BlogTalkRadio to make this dream a reality. Field Problems—as seen on Military.com, Army.com, and FieldProblems.com—is a Q&A column that empowers Army soldiers and families with researched, real-life tested answers. BlogTalkRadio empowers independent bloggers or podcasters, like Crooks and Henderson, with the capability to interact with their readers (now listeners) in real time. Previously, readers have emailed or phoned in their questions and answers were published bi-weekly. This will continue, but with the clever addition of FPLive!

Shows will be broadcast via FPLive’s host page at www.blogtalkradio.com/fplive. They will be monthly, one hour conversations where listeners are invited to call in to comment or ask their question. Listeners need only streaming audio, a phone, and a question. “Just like your grandpa always used to say, ‘The only stupid question is the one not asked.’ I agree,” says Crooks. She’s no newbie to this line of work. Tara Crooks’ original podcast, ArmyWifeTalkRadio, has been around for over a year and a half and continues to grow getting better guests and a bigger audience. Henderson says, “She knows what works and that’s why I work with her.” Bringing her expertise gained from active Army service, a Master’s in Professional Counseling, and three long duties on the “homefront” as a National Guard spouse, Henderson knows what works too.

Hosts on BlogTalkRadio have used this new technology to interview renowned guests such as Arianna Huffington, editor of the Huffington Post and nationally syndicated columnist; Facebook engineer, Karel M. Baloun; and Scott Kesterson, an embedded reporter with US Army units in Afghanistan. Crooks and Henderson will use the platform to bring all their resources to bear on everyday military concerns like changing duty stations, choosing a healthcare option, or dealing with deployment. Become a participant and track their schedule at www.blogtalkradio.com/fplive. Prepare to call in your question on November 15th or December 13th—both 1pm EST—at (646) 915-8787. Of course, you can still have your questions considered by writing to Field Problems, PO Box 2491, Statesboro, GA 30459 or FromTheField@FieldProblems.com.

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