In the video package for the episode, Compass producer Laura Kay Prosser visits the Eagle Academy of the Lac qui Parle Valley School district to interview Madison, Marietta Nassau Elementary Principal, Kipp Stender and Eagle Academy director and Autism instructor, Janet Larsen. The in-studio discussion with Pioneer’s General Manager Les Heen engages Phyllis Reller (Pope & Grant County Social Services Supervisor) and Kori Ryan (a director of Special Education at the Southwest West Central Learning Cooperative) in an overview of the services county government and regional cooperatives offer to assist citizens and students with learning and developmental disabilities in the region.
For the new segment featuring regional authors, Prosser interviews Rick Skorupski of Frankfort, SD about his new book of Historical Fiction "The Frank Stanbauer Story" which follows the life of Frank Stanbauer, the oldest person in town, as he relives the major events in his life from the depression and dirty thirties to WWII and the death of his wife.
For more information visit:
Lac qui Parle Valley School District Website
Pope County Human Services
SWWC Special Education Web site
Podcast about Rick Skorupski
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