Community Conversations

First and Third Thursday Conversations air at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (killerturnip/Flickr)

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday 7-8pm
On the first Thursday of every month from 7-8 p.m. WTIP hosts a live interactive conversation on an issue of community importance. Guests are invited into the studio and listeners are invited to call in or email with questions, comments, and concerns. This participatory program is designed to give everyone a voice in the discussion of public affairs issues that shape our community. To participate in the conversation call 218-387-1070 or email us at wtip@boreal.org.

On the third Thursday of every month from 7-8 p.m. WTIP's Jay Andersen hosts a one-on-one discussion with a variety of community members.


 
What's On:
Book discussion group

Book groups featured on WTIP’s June Third Thursday

At last count there are over a dozen book groups meeting on a regular basis in Cook County. That’s a lot of readers reading and discussing what they’re reading.


Cook County High School

ISD166 board and administration members on WTIP First Thursday

Will the ISD166 Cook County Schools campus be open or closed? How does the schools current policy on bullying match up with the new state legislation?


 
Linda Chappell

Librarian Linda Chappell is the guest on WTIP’s March edition of Third Thursday

For over 20 years she’s been the Grand Marais Librarian. Now she’s decided to put that book back on the shelf and retire.


Propane burner

WTIP airs “Coping with the Cost of Propane,” on First Thursday

As propane supplies continue low and the price gets higher, some North Shore residents are being faced with tough heating decisions.


 
Biomass logo

Biomass is Third Thursday topic for December

This month WTIP presents a special Third Thursday Community Conversation call-in program on The Grand Marais District Heating project.


Eleanor Waha -  photo : Cook Co. News Herald

Eleanor Waha is WTIPs’ Third Thursday feature

She’s a life-long resident of Cook County, grew up in Maple Hill and still lives there today.


 
Septic system example

County Septic Ordinance is topic for WTIP’s October Third Thursday

Cook County is in the process of revising its Subsurface Septic Treatment System Ordinance. One public hearing has already been held, another is scheduled for later this month.


David Betts

WTIP’s Third Thursday features two engineers

There are all kinds of engineers in the world. In Cook County we have one whose job it is to construct and repair certain large projects.


 
Back to School

"Back to School" is this month's First Thursday Community Conversation

Schools in Cook County are back in session for the year. What’s new and what’s stayed the same? What about changes in testing and revisions to No Child Left Behind?


Social Host Ordinance

Hosting underage drinking is WTIP’s First Thursday for August

The Cook County Social Host Ordinance takes existing laws to another level.