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:
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.


 

1 percent sales tax referendum result

Analysis of the 1 percent sales tax referendum result was the topic of WTIP's First Thursday Community Conversations Program on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009.

 
 

Cook County Broadband Initiative

The goal of the Cook County Broadband Initiative is to develop a fiber-optic network that would provide broadband services to all but the most remote areas of the county.


 

Biomass Energy In Cook County

In September, 2009, WTIP’s First Thursday Community Conversations Program featured a discussion about a proposed district energy biomass plant to be funded in part by the proposed 1 percent sales tax.
 

 
 

Immunization In Cook County – What Is It? Is It Still Important?

On Thursday, August 6, 2009, WTIP aired its First Thursday Community Conversation: “Immunization in Cook County – What is it? Is it still important?”
 

 

Tourism In Cook County

The July, 2009 First Thursday Community Conversation Program features a discussion on tourism in Cook County. Four people who know tourism and our all-important visitor industry were on hand to answer questions and discuss the prospects for the coming year.