Boy Scouts Pledge of Allegiance

Responding to Shooting Threats
KSMQ CEO Eric Olson talks with experts to present this powerful conversation about how schools can respond to shooting threats. Eric speaks with Dr.’s Jillian Peterson and James Densley of the Violence Project, an online comprehensive mass shooter database, about the causes and prevention of school shootings. Produced by KSMQ.

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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