Memorial Day Live 2012

This Memorial Day we’re live, remembering those we’ve lost and looking back at some of the best guests of the last year. Guests include:

Emergency Preparedness & Summer Camps

When the 35W Bridge collapsed, what did it take to get Navy salvage divers to help with the recovery? This week the Navy and Air Force are here to talk about the resources they and the Army can and have tapped to help Minnesota in emergencies.

We’ll also take a look at the summer camp options available for military kids. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Marine Corporal Nathan Warner of Minneapolis. Serving during the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003, Nathan was responsible for retrofitting the unit’s unarmored Humvees and overseeing their maintenance.  Nathan now has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from the University of St. Thomas and has studied at the University of London and Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico. He has leadership experience in Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Training.

Nathan and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Nathan contact the South Minneapolis WorkForce Center at 612-821-4009 or to learn more at:

Army Corps of Engineers & Veterans Stand Down

This week we’ll find out why Minnesota’s homeless veteran stand downs have nearly doubled in size. Also, we’ll hear the latest on flood preparations, the Asian Carp invasion and more from the Army Corps of Engineers. Guests include:

This week’s veteran is Specialist Shane Kaplan of Minneapolis. Shane just returned from his first tour in Iraq and Kuwait. As a Medic with the Minnesota National Guard, he was the first line of care for 13 Soldiers on his convoy security team. He is also a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician and is currently pursuing an associate’s degree in Paramedicine. Shane and hundreds of others are ready to work hard on their next mission. Can we Hire Minnesota’s Heroes? To connect with Shane, contact the South Minneapolis Workforce Center at 612-821-4009 or visit:

Davis & Emmer on Veterans Employment

Davis and Emmer talk about the employment situation facing Minnesota’s Veteran community with Tom and Jim Finley of the Department of Employment an Economic Development. The current unemployment rate is twice Minnesota’s average, but there are ways you can help.

WASP of WWII & Saint Paul Goes Yellow Ribbon

This week, the amazing story of WWII pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Elizabeth “Betty Wall” Strophus of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and we’ll talk with the people behind Saint Paul becoming the latest yellow ribbon community. Guests include:

  • Derek Sharrer of the Saint Paul Saints
  • Jake Spano of the City of Saint Paul
  • Capt. Jeffrey Pratt of the Minnesota National Guard