Public Affairs

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Folk singer & activist Peter Yarrow visits The Roadhouse

Legendary musician and activist Peter Yarrow joined Buck Apr. 18 for a conversation about his work and music, and the legacy he's working to create. Peter will perform and speak at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais Sat., April 26 at 7:30 p.m.


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Study finds using treadmill while working can improve productivity...and health

Buck spoke Mar. 21 with Prof. Darla Hamann of the School of Urban and Public Affairs at the U of Texas, Arlington. She's the co-author of a recent study showing that walking while you work may boost your productivity as well as benefit your health.


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Evidence found for first tremors of the Big Bang

Prof. Clem Pryke is a physics and astronomy professor and experimental cosmologist at the U of MN, and one of the principal investigators on the team that recently discovered evidence of cosmic inflation, proof of the first moments of time after the Big Bang. Prof. Pryke joined Dick Swanson recently to explain what they found and why it's so important.


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Rich Harwood encourages public innovation to tackle community issues

Deb Benedict spoke with community change expert Rich Harwood March 7. Rich is president and founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, which recently announced a plan to train 5,000 new public innovators by 2016. He talked with about  innovation,  change, and WTIP's role developing community here at home.


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Nationally-known life coach & O Magazine columnist Martha Beck on being happy

Martha Beck is a life coach who helps people create their 'right life' through workshops, individual coaching, a website, and more. She chatted with Dick Jan. 31 about her work, including small steps people can take to feel happier, and her new workshops especially for men, "Escape From the Man Cage."


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AEOA Offers Financial Assistance for Heating Costs

On Monday, Governor Mark Dayton issued an Emergency Executive Order declaring a Peacetime State of Emergency in Minnesota in response to a severe shortage of propane and other home heating fuel suppli


PolyMet Mining proposed processing facility at the former LTV Steel Mining Co. plant near Hoyt Lakes, MN

Non-ferrous mining supporters, critics convene for Polymet's Duluth public meeting

A proposed open-pit copper mine near Hoyt Lakes has sparked an impassioned debate across northeastern Minnesota.


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Grand Portage Vice Chairman discusses new White Earth constitution

On November 19th, almost 80 percent of the voting members of the White Earth Nation, part of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, approved a new White Earth constitution.


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Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers explains your proposed property tax statement

Puzzled about your proposed 2014 property tax statement? Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers spoke with WTIP’s Ann Possis earlier this week to explain more about them.


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New constitution for White Earth has implications for MN Chippewa Tribe

On November 19th, almost 80 percent of the voting members of the White Earth Nation, part of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, approved a new White Earth constitution.