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:
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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.


Suicide and depression

First Thursday broadcast deals with suicide

On May 6, WTIPs First Thursday Community Conversation dealt with suicide.

 
"Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture," on First Thursday Community Conversation

Deconstructing Racism on WTIP's First Thursday program

Join Jay Andersen and Barbara Jean Johnson from WTIP North Shore Community Radio for "Deconstructing Racism in the Community and the Culture." In this one hour program, they talk with in-stu


Cook County Schools ISD 166 campus

Cook County Schools ISD 166 on First Thursday

WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversations program took a close look at the financial situation and future of the Cook County Independent School District 166.


 
Guests pack the WTIP studio for a discussion of the community's future

First Thursday program looks forward

A new year and new decade is upon us. As Cook County businesses and institutions emerge from 2009, they face both major challenges and opportunities.


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Discussion of proposed septic ordinance on WTIP

Listen to the discussion from WTIP’s First Thursday program on the proposed county septic ordinance.