Veterans Affairs at The Fair

This week we’re at the Minnesota State Fair talking with those that serve our veterans including special co-host and Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans, Larry Shellito. Guests include:

  • Shelley Kendrick from the Minneapolis Veterans Home
  • Barb O’Reilly, Director of Women Veteran and Employment Initiatives
  • Gina Sobania, Military Education Director in the Office of the Chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Doug Bley of the Minnesota Patriot Guard

Yellow Ribbon Recognition & The Million Veteran Program

This week we take a look at the Yellow Ribbon Recognition Program with Maj. Aaron Krenz of Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and we explore the Million Veteran Program with Dr. Scott Sponheim of the Minneapolis VA.

2011 Minnesota Military Family Foundation Golf Classic

This week we take you to Tartan Park in Lake Elmo for the second annual Minnesota Military Family Foundation (MMFF) Golf Classic. We’ll talk with Bill Popp, about the MMFF, Mike Farren about Minnesota’s Family Assistance Centers, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Morris, Craig Hanson from 3M, Todd Schwartzenbach from Tartan Park and many other guests.

Still Standing & The Minneapolis Polytrauma Center

This week we’ll hear the story of Staff Sgt. John Kriesel’s road to recovery after being seriously injured in the Iraq War and we take a look at the Minneapolis VA Hospital with Dr. Michael Armstrong and talk about their work to help our wounded warriors recover.

Insight – Tom Lyons


Insight – Tom Lyons – Lee Valsvik interviews Tom on ‘Insight’ about Minnesota Military Family Foundation Golf Classic fundraiser. MMFF is a community supported fund who soften the extraordinary financial hardships that may occur when a family member is deployed by providing a financial safety net. Listen to all ‘Insight’ podcasts.