The movement is gaining steam! Check out the media coverage that this project has attracted so far.
NOTE: Although some of the earlier reports mention tax-deductible contributions for the project, unfortunately tax-deductibility cannot be offered at this time. Also, references to hatchfund.org are no longer valid.
MID HUDSON NEWS
Marty Klein and the Why Can't We Serve project was explored in-depth in an article entitled, "Blind filmmaker 'sees' his documentary clearly," published on August 26, 2019. Read the article.
SPOTLIGHT ON THE ULSTER COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Marty Klein was interviewed by Ward Todd on this syndicated radio interview program about his background and how it led to the Why Can't We Serve documentary project. It aired during the weekend of August 24 and 25, 2019, on these stations in New York's Hudson Valley: WBPM-FM, WKNY-AM & FM, WKIP-AM, WBWZ-FM, WGHQ-AM & FM. Listen to the program.
Marty Klein was nominated in "Vets Who Rock" contest sponored by WPDH-FM in Poughkeepsie, NY. He is passing on his $500 winnings to the Why Cant We Serve project, which is also in the running for a $10,000 grand prize. An article about Marty and the project was published on the station's website on August 20, 2019, along with a brief video. Read the article and view the video.
ON THE INSIDE TRACK
Marty Klein was interviewed by Debbie Hazelton for an edition of her "On The Inside Track" podcast, which first aired on June 5, 2019, on ACB Radio Mainstream, the online radio station of the American Council of the Blind. The Why Can't We Serve documentary project was discussed. Listen to the podcast.
MID HUDSON NEWS
Marty Klein was featured in this article by journalist Robbie Walters about the Memorial Day ceremonies in Kingston, NY, published May 28, 2019. Marty was credited as being the only blind film producer in the U.S. The article focuses on Marty's experiences and the Why Can't We Serve documentary, including a showing of the film on June 5 in Saugerties, NY. Read the article. Listen to a raw, unedited, 20-minute recording of the interview on this YouTube page.
Marty Klein was quoted in this article about the Memorial Day observances in Kingston, NY, published May 27, 2019. Marty was keynote speaker and parade grand marshal. The article mentions the Why Can't We Serve documentary and a showing of the film on June 5 in Saugerties, NY. Read the article.
Marty Klein was interviewed by reporter Steve Barnes for an article that was published on May 16, 2019, in the Times-Union, Albany, NY. The article includes background information on the Why Can't We Serve documentary project, and publicizes a screening of the film on May 19 in Woodstock, NY. Read the article.
RADIO KINGSTON, WKNY-AM/FM
Marty Klein was interviewed by Shayne Gallo for an episode of "Speak Out" that aired May 11, 2019, on Radio Kingston. Listen to the program.
On March 12, 2019, the Tallahassee Democrat in Tallahassee, FL, published an interview of Marty Klein by Paula Mitchell on the front page of the newspaper's "TLH Life" section. The article was in support of showings of the film in the Tallahassee area. To see full-page views of how the article appeared in the print edition, view these files: Page 1B and Page 2B. To read the entire article, go to this online version or this accessible text file.
On March 1, 2019, Marty Klein was interviewed by Tom Flanigan, program director for news at WFSU-FM, Tallahassee, FL. The segment aired twice on the morning of March 5. To listen to the report, which is just over 4 minutes long, click on the play "arrow" in the media player below. Or you can listen via this page on the station's website, which includes accessible text.
U.S. VETERANS MAGAZINE
A feature article on the documentary and it's theme song, "A Veteran's Anthem," was published in December 2018 on the U.S. Veterans Magazine website. Read the article.
A report about the documentary project and a special screening event was broadcast on November 13, 2018, on WAMC-FM, an affiliate station of National Public Radio. Visit this page to read or hear the report.
Marty Klein's keynote address at the Veterans' Day ceremony in Kingston, NY, was covered my MidHudsonNews.com. Read the report that was published on November 12, 2018.
SPECTRUM NEWS, HUDSON VALLEY
Marty Klein's Veterans' Day address in Kingson, NY, was covered by a TV crew from Spectrum News, Hudson Valley. See the video or read the report on this page.
On November 11, 2018, NewYorkUpstate.com published a report about the documentary project and Mary Klein's campaign to have the movie's theme song, "A Veteran's Anthem," played on radio stations on Veterans' Day. Read the report.
WDST-FM, RADIO WOODSTOCK
Marty Klein was interviewed on WDST-FM in Woodstock, NY, on November 10, 2018. Listen to a recording of the broadcast on this Facebook page.
Marty Klein was interviewed on WBAI-FM, New York, NY, on November 7, 2018. Listen to a recording of the highlights on this Facebook page.
HUDSON VALLEY POST
On October 31, 2018, the Hudson Valley Post published an interview of Marty Klein, pertaining to the documentary project, a special showing taking place in November, and Marty's campaign to have the film's theme song, "A Veteran's Anthem," played on radio stations on Veterans' Day. Read the article on the Post's website.
HUDSON VALLEY HEROES
In October 2018, Hudson Valley Heroes produced a five-minute video report about the documentary project and "A Veteran's Anthem," the film's theme song. View it on the Hudson Valley Heroes Facebook page.
The weekly entertainment section of the Tallahassee Democrat mentioned the first public showing of Why Can't We Serve in the Movie column by Mark Hinson on January 19, 2018. Read the item in this graphic file or this text file.
This newspaper in Tallahassee, FL, published an article in its Chronicle section on January 18, 2018, announcing the first public showing of Why Can't We Serve. Read the article in this graphic file or this text file.
Marty Klein was interviewed by Candace Dunkley for a TV report on Spectrum News. The segment was first broadcast on April 13, 2017. To view the video, visit this page and click on the large play arrow.
OMEGA IN ACTION
Marty was interviewed for an article posted on August 5, 2016, in Omega In Action, an online newsletter published by the Omega Institute. It's a good summary of the documentary project. To read it, visit this page and scroll down to the article with the headline "Documentary Says Disabled Veterans Can Still Serve."
Marty was interviewed by Brian Hubert of the Daily Freeman, Woodstock, NY, for an article that was published on July 31, 2016. It's an excellent overview of the documentary project, the reasons behind it, and Marty's personal history. Read the article.
Marty was interviewed on Michael Neeley's Consciously Speaking podcast, posted December 30, 2015. Listen to the podcast.
THE DAILY MAIL
Marty was interviewed by Charlie Holmes for an article published on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015, in The Daily Mail, Catskill, NY. Read the article.
A blog written by Marty was published on November 6, 2015, by VisionAware.org. Read the article.
Marty was interviewed by Mel Scott for Episode 29 of the "Eyes-Free Fitness" podcast series produced by Blind Alive. The podcast was posted on November 5, 2015. To listen to Marty's segment, which is about 29 minutes long, follow this link and click on the play button. Also, below the player, a link is provided for downloading the podcast.
A column written by Marty was published on November 4, 2015, in the Center for the Visually Impaired's "SIGHTSEEING" blog. Read the article.
RAMA ON WRITING
Marty was interviewed by Rama Jon for the October 31, 2015, edition of the Rama on Writing webinar series. Watch a video of the webinar.
Marty was interviewed by Violet Snow for an article in the Woodstock Times, Woodstock, NY. The article entitled "Military careers for the disabled?" was published on October 5, 2015. Read the article.
Marty was interviewed by Doug Grunther and Susan Rosen of WDST-FM, Woodstock, NY, in a broadcast of "Woodstock Roundtable" that aired on August 30, 2015. To listen to Marty's segment, which is about 21 minutes long, click on the play "arrow" in the media player below. Or, if you prefer, you can read a transcript of the interview in this text file.