Community & Culture

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Dr. Hari Osofsky is faculty director of the Energy Transition Lab, a new project of the U of MN Institute on the Environment. Dick spoke with her recently about why the Lab was set up, what they hope to accomplish, and why energy efficiency and renewables are so important. You can learn more...


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Amy and Dave Freeman just returned from canoeing, portaging and sailing over 2,000 miles from northern Minnesota to Washington, D.C. to observe the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, and to bring attention to the issue of mining near the Boundary Waters. Dave TerSteeg caught up with them...


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Dick Swanson & Bob Carter welcomed all six members of the Black River Revue, a Duluth/Superior-based band, into Studio A Dec. 5. It was a crowded fun time featuring high-energy music mixing bluegrass instrumentation and their own unique sound. You can learn more about Black River Revue and...


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Ever wonder about how food trends get started? Bob Carter chatted Dec. 5 with Kelly Hensel, senior digital editor at the Institute of Food Technologists, about what goes into predicting food trends, and what flavors are 'hot' for 2015. You can learn more about their work...


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Facebook is making changes to its privacy policy as of Jan. 1, so we thought we'd look into online privacy from a legal standpoint. Prof. Jane Kirtley, director of the U of MN Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and the Law, spoke with Dick Dec. 5 about what information  Facebook...


Francis Drouillard
Francis Drouillard is a Grand Portage tribal member and a life-long hunter and fisherman. He is also my dad. I rode the back roads with him in his truck this fall, during the 2014 deer season. He shares his opinion on the current moose crisis and tells the story of a moose
hunting expedition...
Michael Monroe performing with a Seaton guitar. Photo: Nick Wosika

Singer-songwriter Michael Monroe dropped by The Roadhouse Nov. 28 for a delightful visit with Bob Carter and Ann Possis. Hear about his latest projects and log cabin concerts...not to mention some wonderful music.  You can learn more about Michael and his performance schedule...


Winter 2014 in Cook County

Mark Seeley, extension climatologist and professor at the U of MN, stopped by WTIP recently to chat with Ann Possis about climate, weather, and the winter ahead. You might be relieved at what he had to say. You can read his weekly Weathertalk newsletter...


EverGreen Grass Band

Dave TerSteeg and Dick Swanson welcomed Eau Claire-based group the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A Nov. 21 for fast bluegrass picking and great harmonies. They were in town to play at the Gun Flint Tavern. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule...


Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...



 
Hi.  I’m Anna Botner, Wilderness Specialist on the Gunflint and Tofte...
Dr. Moore
Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior...

In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, Thunder Bay historian...
The George M. Cox on reef near Isle Royale

In 1933, the George M. Cox, a passenger ship bound for Canada, hit a reef and...


Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than ten years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio manager at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...

‘Tis the week before Christmas, and oh what a mess, Old Man Winter has taken another...
Marco Good, sleigh driver extraordinaire
Visit Cook County is organizing sleigh rides at Cascade Lodge again this year. Although targeted at...
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Rethinking Organizations is a self-published book by Frederic Laloux.  He shows how...
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It can be quite freeing to learn how to accept what shows up versus how it "should" have...
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Do I focus on resistance or what I am trying to create? Using a lesson from Wendy Palmer's book...

Headed toward the midpoint of the month and the north woods winter has become a big frump. Our area...
Tom Rider and Dave Carlson cutting Rosie the Golden Retriever out of the culvert where she was trapped.
Here is some big news from Lutsen Mountains Ski Area. The Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge race...
John Dillinger
Gus recalls his grandparents' story of a possible encounter with John Dillinger.
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