PTSD in Women, RINGS II & Month of the Military Child

Screen Shot 2014-03-27 at 10.34.09 PMThis week we’ll hear about all the upcoming events part of “Month of the Military Child” and we’ll discover the latest that VA research can tell us about the resiliency of service members and their families. We’ll also get an update from our county veterans service officers. Guests include:

The Tet Offensive & Pets Loyal to Vets

Hue_2This week we go back to the Vietnams War’s Tet Offensive through the eyes of a Minnesota Veteran and we’ll meet an organization dedicated to training therapy dogs for our wounded warriors. Guests include:

Tribal Veterans Service & VA Update


This week we’ll hear about the our state’s tribal veterans services officers and the contributions of our Native American veterans. We also get an update from the Minneapolis VA and the Minnesota Association of County Veteran Service Officers. Guests include:

  • Wendy Sederstrom of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Todd Kubinski of Scott County
  • Patrick Kelly of the Minneapolis VA Healthcare Center


Veterans on the Hill & Afghanistan Update

company photo 8Apr14 (2)This week we’ll hear about this year’s push for veteran friendly legislation and we’ll get an update from the Minnesota National Guard’s 114th Transportation Company, currently deployed to Afghanistan. Guests include:

  • Army Capt. Ryan Koester & 1st Sgt. Troy Deans
  • Rob Hartley of the Minnesota Commanders Task Force and Disabled American Veterans
  • Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cindy Kallberg

The Battlefield’s Effect on the Brain & Yellow Ribbon Companies

feature_20101028_MEGThis week we’ll get an inside look at the latest research happening at the Minneapolis VA on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other brain related conditions, and we’ll meet two of Minnesota’s most well known yellow ribbon companies. Guests include:

  • Dr. Brian Engdahl & Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos of the Minneapolis VA
  • Doug Reynolds & Dan Jasper of The Mall of America
  • Neil McKay & Scott Whitman of Allianz Life Insurance