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05/27 -Memorial Day Service & Luncheon
05/27 -Cook County Food Shelf
05/28 -2nd annual ISD 166 Communication Meeting
Check out the latest edition of "Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words & Stories of Ojibwe People"! In this segment, Anishinaabe Cook County High School student Czarina Crow shares a poem and talks about where she finds inspiration, poetry as an exploration of characters outside of her own experience, and why she likes poetry better than other kinds of writing. (Photo by Travis Novitsky)
Today, more than 200,000 people visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness each year. This unique, natural area is widely appreciated, but in the time leading up to the passage of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Act, the Boundary Waters were the subject of contentious debate. Check out "History Speaks: The Boundary Waters", for a reflection on the impact this quiet wilderness area had on residents and visitors alike in the years before the BWCAW Act passed. You can also tune in for an encore broadcast on Thursday, May 30 at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society.
WTIP has received a flurry of calls recently of hummingbird sightings by residents throughout Cook County. Check out the Hummingbird Sightings Map we created to track them. Have you spotted one? Give us a call at 387-1070 and we'll add yours! And visit Hummingbirds.net to log your sighting nationally.
Didn’t get enough of our First Thursday Community Conversation on economic development in Cook County? You can re-listen to the hour-long program, and while you’re there, check out a PDF of the latest version of the Cook County Economic Analysis. Stay tuned, as we will continue to bring you more information and discussion on this ongoing community conversation!
In a study conducted last summer, Lorena Rios Mendoza, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, discovered evidence of accumulating plastic particles in the surface water of Lake Superior, Lake Erie and Lake Huron. While the study is still in its early stages, in this edition of the Lake Superior Project, Mendoza explains what she's discovered so far and what it could mean for the Great Lakes. Check it out!
Funding from Minnesota’s Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment is enabling WTIP, in conjunction with AMPERS independent public radio stations across the state, to take part in preserving Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage through programming features. Learn more and check out our projects here. Photo by Travis Novitsky