Reading For life
Michael Verde discusses Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," in one of four lectures presented by the Austin Public Library.

The Violence Project
KSMQ has partnered with "The Violence Project," a group of Minnesota criminal justice researchers and educators, to bring you the most recent national data collected about school shootings. The project group has discovered trends and common themes among young people who commit these acts.

Bill Strusinski - "Care Under Fire"

Bill Strusinski, longtime friend and champion of Minnesota PBS stations, stopped by the KSMQ studio to talk about his book Care Under Fire which was recently selected as the best work of “Military Nonfiction” by the National Indie Excellence Awards. The book recounts Bill’s experiences as a medic during the Vietnam War.


National Essay Scholarship Winner

Rochester high school student Erin Stoeckig was the first place national winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy scholarship program. In this video, she talks about how she won the award by following in her father’s footsteps, and Erin reads her winning essay “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”



Tripping the Poverty Trap

In partnership with Jeremiah Program Rochester, KSMQ hosted a conversation with community members about combating generational poverty, presented by KSMQ President & CEO Eric Olson. 

Panelists included: JoMarie Morris: former Executive Director Jeremiah Program Rochester, Sheila Kiscaden: Olmsted County Commissioner, District 6, Jennifer Ho: Commissioner of Minnesota Housing, 

John Edmonds: Olmsted County Child and Family Services, Sidney Frye II: Program Supervisor, Family Service Rochester

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