Veterans Spotlight Radio Program

McLeod County Veteran Services proudly sponsors the Veterans Spotlight Radio Program. The radio program is on every third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. on KGLB 1310 AM and also KGLB 96.1 FM where several topics are discussed that relate to Veterans Healthcare, Veterans Benefits and more.

If you would like to sponsor one of the monthly programs or have a topic that you would like discussed, please contact McLeod County Veteran Services office at 320-864-1268.

Veterans Spotlight Radio Program Recordings 

January 2023 Discussion Topics

  • LSS CORE Financial Counseling
  •  Financial Assistance Programs
    • MDVA Veteran's Relief Grant
    • McLeod County Veterans Association Grant
    • MACV (Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans)
    • MDVA Optical & Dental Vouchers
  • Veteran Owned Business Support
  • Veteran Education Benefits
  • Veteran Home Loan Guarantee

Click to Listen: January 2023 Program

December 2022 Discussion Topics

  • What does Veteran Services offer?
  • Challenges in Helping Veterans

Click to Listen: December 2022 Program

November 2022 Discussion Topics

  • What every Veteran and Surviving Spouses of a Veteran should do at the end of the year
    • Identify location of important documents (DD214, etc)
    • Changes in life (contact info, marital status, etc)
  • McLeod County Veterans Van Program
  • Ideas for supporting Veterans during the holidays 

Click to Listen: November 2022 Program

October 2022 Discussion Topics

  • PACT Act
    • Presumptive Locations Expanded
    • Presumptive Conditions Expanded
    • VA Health Care Eligibility Expanded
  • Camp LeJeune Contaminated Water Lawsuits
  • Flu shots available through the VA or VA Community Care Network Pharmacies  

Click to Listen: October 2022 Program

September 2022 Discussion Topics

  • PACT Act (The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Toxics (PACT) Act)
  • Minnesota Post 9/11 Service Bonus Update
  • Flu Shots for Veterans

Click to Listen: September 2022 Program

August 2022 Discussion Topics

  • Minnesota Post 9/11 Service Bonus Update
  • PACT Act (The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Toxics (PACT) Act)
    • Expanded Eligibility for VA Health Care
    • Expanded Presumptive Conditions List
      • Vietnam Veterans
      • Radiation
      • Gulf War, Burn Pit & Toxic Exposure
  • Upcoming Events

Click to Listen: August 2022 Program

July 2022 Discussion Topics

  • Minnesota Post 9/11 Service Bonus
  • Veterans Crisis Phone Update
  • Minnesota Department of Veteran Services SSAP Updates

Click to Listen: July 2022 Program

June 2022 Discussion Topics

  • Minnesota Post 9/11 Veteran Bonus
  • Military Retiree Benefits
  • Medicare and the VA 

Click to Listen: June 2022 Program

May 2022 Discussion Topics

Click to Listen: May 2022 Program

April 2022 Discussion Topics

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • VA Hospitals (St Cloud & Minneapolis)
    • Local DAV Chapter 37 (Transportation, Clothing Bins, Answering Phones, Medical Equipment)
    • Lutheran Social Services (Respite Services, Hospice)
    • Habitat for Humanity (Veterans Build in Glencoe)
    • Local Veteran Organizations
  • Timeline for VA Benefit Applications

Click to Listen: April 2022 Program

March 2022 Discussion Topics

  • Veteran Burial Benefits

Click to Listen: March 2022 Program

February 2022 Discussion Topics

  • Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs State Soldier Assistance Programs (Optical & Dental Vouchers and Special Needs Grants)
  • VA Medical Center and Clinic Updates
  • Programs available for Caregivers

Click to Listen: February 2022 Program

January 2022 Discussion Topics

Click to Listen: January 2022 Program

December 2021 Discussion Topics

  • End of year finances and what that could mean for Veterans and different benefits
  • Benefits for currently serving and former National Guard Service Members

Click to Listen: December 2021 Program

November 2021 Discussion Topics

  • Review Healthcare Programs for Veterans
    • VA Healthcare
Click to Listen: November 2021 Program      

October 2021 Discussion Topics 

  • Veterans Pension Benefits for lower income Veterans
  • Options for Dental and Optical Care
  • Follow up on Flu Shots available

Click to Listen: October 2021 Program      

September 2021 Discussion Topics 

  • Free Flu Shots for Veterans
  • Recent changes to Vietnam & Persian Gulf War presumptive disabilities
  • Documenting military service for Reservists and National Guard Veterans

Click to Listen: September 2021 Program      

August 2021 Discussion Topics 

  • Update on access to VA healthcare
  • Changes to Community Care and the effects it will have for McLeod County Veterans and their access to Community Care Services
  • Explanation of the copay billing statements that Veterans will be receiving in the mail
  • Highlighting the McLeod County Veterans Transportation Program

Click to Listen: August 2021 Program      


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