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:
Kimber Wraalstad

Ski trails, skilled long term care and songs on WTIP’s December edition of Third Thursday Community Conversations

Ever wonder how all those ski trails happen? As our population ages have you thought about the need for long-term care? What’s it like to write and perform music for 40 years?


Care giving

Family caregiving in Cook County is First Thursday for December

There are approximately 65 million family caregivers in the United States. They spend an average of 20 hours a week taking care of loved ones.


 
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Marcia Hyatt interviews author Parker Palmer on November Third Thursday Community Conversation

Parker Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.


Wedding rings

WTIP airs Marriage Constitutional Amendment discussion

The ballot question reads, Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman.


 
Beryl

Author Beryl Singleton Bissell

Beryl Singleton Bissell left the monastery to marry a former priest.


Communication

“Building Assets for Kids” -- September's First Thursday on WTIP

Do your kids talk to you? Bring their concerns home? Do you listen? If so, that’s good news. If not, why not?


 
North Woods Phenology on this month's First Thursday (Stephan Hoglund)

"Nature of the North Shore" is August's First Thursday topic

It's high summer on the North Shore, and there's plenty going on in our woods and waters.


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First Thursday looks at the beginnings of WTIP

During our North Shore Sights and Sounds membership drive , we brought you lots of sounds you could not have heard before April of 1998.


 
Entry to Visitor Center, Grand Portage State Park. Photo: Bryan Hansel

Two from Grand Portage State Park are Third Thursday guests

In 1985 Lloyd K. Johnson sold 178 acres of the land adjoining High and Middle Falls on the Pigeon River to the state and donated an additional 129 acres.


Mark Hansen

North House founder is May Third Thursday guest

Years ago he moved to Cook County to build birch bark canoes. He stayed to build one of the most vibrant and important non-profit organizations in Minnesota – North House Folk School.