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:
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.


One percent

First Thursday Community Conversation for March: a 1% sales tax update

On November 3rd 2009, Cook County voters overwhelmingly approved a 1% local option sales tax.


 
Sue Futterer

Third Thursday Community Conversation with Sue Futterer

Untold thousands of Minnesotans are vulnerable. They may need assistance with medical issues, food, child care and support, assistance with aging, with disabilities and much more.


Bullying photo

Bullying: a high school point of view

Bullying has been around as long as students have been in schools. Is it getting better? Worse? What’s the bullying situation here in Cook County? How do our young people view the situation?


 
Bully Free Zone sign

Youth speak out on bullying

On February 3rd, WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversation will deal with bullying.


 
ISD166 campus

WTIP explores ISD166 levy referendum on First Thursday

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen, Barbara Jean Johnson and members of Cook County Schools’ administration, staff and board as they discuss “Fundi

Ultra high-speed broadband

Envisioning the Fiber Optic Future in Cook County – First Thursday for Aug. 5

The Blandin Foundation has awarded Cook County’s Fiber Optic Network Commission $100,000 to serve as a Demonstration Community in its Intelligent Rural Communities program.