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Behind the Work

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"Behind the Work" is a regular feature on WTIP. Each segment focuses on an individual and the work they do in the region. "Behind the Work" is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what they do to get by, and the contributions people make to the community. It is not only an exploration of people’s livelihoods, but also and exploration of their passions and hobbies.


Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.


What's On:
Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux

Behind the Work - Mayor Jay Arrowsmith Decoux

How can a mayor of a town simultaneously run a bed and breakfast, as well as participate in umpteen other community events and services? Will Moore sits down with Jay Arrowsmith-Decoux on his many roles in the community and how he spends his work day. 

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Grand Portage National Monument (Jvstin/Flickr)

Behind the Work: Archaeologist Bill Clayton

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Bill Clayton is resource manager and archaeologist at the Grand Portage National Monument. In this edition of WTIP's ongoing series "Behind the Work," Bill shares how his work allows him a closer look at the fascinating history of this region.  Produced by Carah Thomas.


 
Josh Lindstrom pouring beans into coffee roaster.

Behind the Work: Joshua Lindstrom of Fika Coffee

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Fika Coffee is a small, independent artisanal coffee roasting business in Grand Marais, Minnesota.  Owner Joshua Lindstrom roasts small batches of sustainable coffee beans for local distribution.  In this edition of WTIP's ongoing series, Behind the Work, producer Carah Thomas spends time with Josh at his home-based business near Grand Marais.  

To learn more about Fika Coffee, visit their website at www.fikacoffee.com

(Photos by Carah Thomas)


 
Joan and Bob Burrows clean herring roe at the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais / photo by Barbara Jean Johnson

Behind The Work: Joan and Bob Burrows

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 Joan and Bob Burrows work at the Dockside Fish Market in Grand Marais each fall during the herring roe harvest. They clean through roe 7 days a week during the peak of the season and although the work is smelly, they enjoy the job.


 
Bob, with Kelly (Photo by Carah Thomas)

Behind the Work: Bob Brandt, Driving Instructor

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Bob Brandt has served as Cook County's Drivers Education instructor for 14 years. In this edition of Behind the Work, WTIP's Kelly Schoenfelder gets behind the wheel with Bob as he shares his philosophies on working with teenagers as they learn to drive.

Music in this feature:
"Lost in Detroit" -Rolfe Kent (Up in the Air-Music from the Motion Picture)
"Ceremony" -New Order (International)
"Little Honda" -Yo La Tengo (I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One)


 
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Behind the Work: Krishna Woerheide

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Krishna Woerheide keeps bees. She calls her bee and honey business Flower Power. But Krishna gets a lot more out of beekeeping than honey. Listen to her take on keeping bees and the lessons learned.

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Rosemary Lamson - Parish Nurse

Behind the Work: parish nurse Rosemary Lamson

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This edition of WTIP's ongoing series Behind the Work features parish nurse Rosemary Lamson.  Lamson is a retired public health nurse, now volunteering her time as a parish nurse.  In this segment, Lamson makes a weekly visit to a senior housing facility and talks about what it is to be a parish nurse.

Behind the Work is dedicated to exploring what folks do to get by in our North Shore community and the contributions people make to the community through work.  This edition was produced by Carah Thomas
of the WTIP news department.

Arts, cultural, and history features on WTIP are supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Background music by Caroline Herring

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USFS Wilderness Ranger Brandee Wenzel at Rose Lake Falls in the BWCAW

Behind the Work: Brandee Wenzel

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Brandee Wenzel is a Wilderness Ranger in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. She works hard throughout the year to keep trails open, campsites clear, and communicate the importance of wilderness to area visitors. She finds real meaning in the work she does and says it fills her soul.

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Gladys Dockan, March 2011

Behind the Work: Gladys Dockan

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This edition of WTIP's ongoing series, Behind the Work features Gladys Dockan, 83.  Dockan is a lifetime resident of Cook County and has been doing hair and giving home permanents for more than half a century.  She did hair at the Care Center in Grand Marais for nearly 20 years, helping residents look and feel better with a cut and a perm.  In this Behind the Work, Gladys gives a home perm to another lifetime Cook County resident, Mildred Johnson, 89.

Behind the Work is dedicated to exploring what folks do to get by in our North Shore community and the contributions people make to the community through work.  This edition was produced by Carah Thomas of the WTIP news department.

Arts, cultural, and history features on WTIP are supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Behind The Work: Natalie Stanton-Peterson

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This edition of Behind the Work was produced by Kelly Schoenfelder of the WTIP News Department. This ongoing series is dedicated to exploring what folks do to get by in our North Shore community and the contributions individuals make to the community through work.
 
Support for this feature comes from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

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