Chaplains Holiday Show

Chaplains Holiday ShowThe week we host a special show with 4 Minnesota Chaplains and discuss challenges to service-members and their families during the holidays. Guests include:

Medical Foster Homes and UPS Veteran Employment Initiatives


This week we discuss the VA Medical Foster Home program, United Parcel Service Veteran Employment Initiatives, get and update from our County Veteran Service Officer and much more. Guests Include:



WWII Though a Soldier’s Eyes & Hastings Veteran Home

Re-creating-History-with-the-Red-Bulls-620x410This week we’ll learn about “Through a Soldier’s Eyes”, the upcoming feature on Twin Cities Public Television that spans the generation from WWII to Iraq. We’ll also hear about all that the Hastings Veteran Home has to offer and we’ll meet the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the United State’s Army’s First Army. Guests include:

  • Command Sergeants Maj. Sam Young and Doug Wortham
  • Luke Heikilla of TPT and Staff Sgt. Dillon Jennings
  • Andrew Burnside of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs at the Fair

DSC_0292This week we’re recording during Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair to talk about the latest Veteran news. Guests include:

  • Governor Mark Dayton
  • Commissioner Larry Shellito and Deputy Commissioners Reggie Worlds and Robin Gaustad of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Director Patrick Kelly of the Minneapolis VA

Rebuilding Afghanistan & Veterans Adult Day Center


Tim Kerr (right) and Kabul Area Office resident engineer Randy Braley brief TAA commander Col. Michael J. Price, Kabul Area Office officer in charge Col. Richard Heitkamp at the site of a project that began as an open field near a village. (Official USACE TAA photo by T.W. Lyman/released)

 (Credit: T.W. Lyman, Army Corps of Engineers)

This week, we check in on the rebuilding efforts and drawdown in Afghanistan and with more and more aging veterans being cared for at home, we discover a respite option available for them and their caregivers. Guests include:

  • Army Col. Michael Price of the Afghanistan Engineer District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Ann Rostratter & Craig Barness of the Minneapolis Veterans Home’s Adult Day Center
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Cindy Kallberg of the Minnesota National Guard