veterans

Peter Molenda and Ampers

Veteran's Voices returns to KUMD, weekdays at 7am on Northland Morning.  Tune in each morning in November to hear personal, first-hand accounts form Minnesota Vietnam Veterans. With episodes of "The Jungle," "The Boy Officer" and "Living with PTSD" Minnesota veterans recount the weight they carry from the Vietnam War. 

Roo Yori

Andrew "Roo" Yori might have been out but he's not down.

The Rochester man's sophomore appearance on the reality competition show American Ninja Warrior saw him triumph over obstacles like "Floating Steps" and "Broken Pipes," ... only to be brought "low by the lache" on something called "Crank It Up."

If he's disappointed not to make it to the city finals as he did in his rookie year, 2016, though, he's not letting on.

Ingebourg Schwingel

Tune in Monday for a Memorial Day Special at 7pm Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America. During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the U.S. Suddenly the enemy was hoeing the back garden, and sometimes, sitting at the kitchen table. Hear both sides of the story from veterans who lived this most unusual moment in history. 

Monday May 29

6:00 Making Contact

6:30 Counterspin

7:00 Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America

Cole White

This week, we’re featuring some entries in the Audio Story Challenge at UMD.

Here’s how it works.

  • Journalism students had to tell a story in two to three-and-a-half minutes.
  • The story has to include the sound of air or water
  • it has to include a mention of food
  • it has to include the voices of two people whose ages are at least 20 years apart.
  • it has to be a true story.

53 veterans graduated last Saturday from UMD. One of them was UMD Journalism student Cole White, who brought us this piece.

UW-Superior Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center

We've heard before how difficult it can be to get veterans to actually accept some of the services and support available to them.

The UWS Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Center says they're doing their best to make those connections known to veterans and to let them know there are people who "get it."

Veteran's Day honors the veterans among us ... but many veterans aren't comfortable with the stereotypes they face when they get home.  What if they don't want to be seen as either heroes or "damaged," somehow? Is there anything in-between?

Mike Mozart/Flickr

What do you get when you combine a university with the military?  Red tape: that's what you get.

Diversity on the UMD campus isn't limited to students of different races or backgrounds; it's home to a variety of non-traditional students including veterans and active-duty military.

The recent Veteran's Forum gave military students and UMD the chance to talk about efforts the U is making to improve the college experience for those students.

Camp Bong

Feb 17, 2016
Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center

  A fresh approach to learning will take place this Friday when children and their parents camp overnight at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior, the first overnight program at the museum.  Camp Bong is for kids ranging from grade 3 to grade 8, and will include a range of activities and discussions with veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

1/14 Radio Gallery: Theresa Zottola Drift

Jan 14, 2015

The Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery opens a photography show of local veteran's portraits taken by photographer, Theresa Zottola Drift. Their gallery reception is this Friday, January 16 in Cook, MN.

1/14 Radio Gallery: Theresa Zottola Drift