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:
Back to School

Back to School is September First Thursday Community Conversation

There are four school districts in the county and on Sept. 1 we talked with administrators about what’s new or the same at their schools. How are they similar or different from each other?


Dick Swanson

Dick Swanson on Third Thursday Community Conversation

He’s lived rustic at the top of the Arrowhead Trail, he served a time as the county attorney, he’s been active in community affairs for years, especially the Grand Marais Playhouse, and th


 
Jan Sivertson at a gallery opening

Third Thursday Community Conversation with local businesswoman Jan Sivertson

She’s been an active businesswoman for decades -- both in Cook County and Duluth.


Community Center Option One

Putting ‘Community’ in the Community Center,” the July First Thursday Community Conversation.

The July 7 First Thursday Community Conversation broadcast featured information, questions and comments on the proposed community center project.


 
Dennis Neitzke speaking to public during the Cavity Fire

Third Thursday Community Conversation with Gunflint Ranger Dennis Neitzke

The Superior National Forest covers three million acres, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness alone is a million acres – much of the land and lakes are in Cook County.


Peter Monkres

Third Thursday features Peter Monkres

After 42 years in the ministry and 13 years leading First Congregational United Church of Christ in Grand Marais, Peter Monkres is retiring.


 
Howard Sivertson/Lake Superior Journal

Howard Sivertson on Third Thursday

He grew up in a fishing family on Isle Royale. He’s made a study of voyageur history and the Lake Superior fur trade.


Community health care

First Thursday spotlights Sawtooth Mountain Clinic

Are we a healthy county? What needs to be done to ensure we stay healthy and keep a community clinic close to home? Drs.


 
Clinic-hospital complex

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is focus for WTIP’s First Thursday broadcast

In a time of high insurance premiums, patients with no insurance at all as well as a host of other health care challenges, can a clinic like Sawtooth Mountain continue to serve everyone in Cook County


Norman Deschampe

Grand Portage Band Chairman Norman Deschampe on Third Thursday Community Conversation

The people of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are an integral part of the fabric of life in Cook County.