I was born by God's dear grace in an extraordinary place....
It's the day before Memorial Day, and I am privileged to be a part of a radio station which honors those who have paid the ultimate price in the name of freedom. As such, I will be broadcasting The Closer in my normal 1:00 until 3:00 pm Central Time slot.
In the first hour, I will highlight the story of Pfc. Nick Madaras of Wilton, CT, who was killed in Iraq back in September 2006. Even though Nick has been gone for nearly eight years, his legacy lives on thanks to his love of the game of soccer. In fact, ESPN shared Nick's story back in 2008.
Nick's father Bill has graciously agreed to join the program right at 1:00 to share additional anecdotes regarding Nick's life and legacy.
Then sometime later in the 1:00 hour, Miss Minneapolis 2014 Julia Schliesing is scheduled to make her weekly appearance. We are down to T-minus 17 days until the Miss Minnesota pageant begins, so Julia will give us an update on her preparation as well as any news regarding her current responsibilities as Miss Minneapolis. As always you can donate to help with her platform goal, which is reducing the suicide rate.
Finally at 2:15, basketball wonk Mike McCollow will check in to discuss the Timberwolves' options regarding All Star Kevin Love, the NBA postseason, etc.
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