Of Woods and Words

Ada Igoe

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Ada Igoe

Ada Igoe is proud to be homegrown on homegrown radio. Her radio career at WTIP began at an early age. As a child she tagged along to many of the meetings and fundraisers that lead to WTIP's formation. From 1999-2003, during her teenage years, she co-produced WTIP's Ragamuffin Radio, a weekly children's program. After graduating from the College of St. Scholastica in 2007 with a B.A. in English and Communication, she punted about the globe, temping in both London, England and the Twin Cities before realizing the woods and community of Cook County would always be home. She lives on the Gunflint Trail. Her commentary, "Of Woods and Words" can be heard on WTIP's A.M. Calendar program and on North Shore Weekend Saturday mornings. You can also subscribe to a podcast.

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"During the last five years, we’ve learned to love rocks at the end of the Gunflint Trail..."

Of Woods and Words: After Fire

During the last five years, we’ve learned to love rocks at the end of the Gunflint Trail.


 
"Icicles now drip off the eaves even on cloudy days..."

Of Woods and Words: Desperately Seeking Springtime

This time of year, I think everyone starts looking for signs of spring.


Snowmobilers

Of Woods and Words: On Snowmobiles and Happiness

Almost as soon as he walks in the door each evening, Andy starts talking about snowmobiles. Since the ice fishing began this winter, he's been jonesing badly for a sled of his own.


 
Pine Marten

Of Woods and Words: Winter Neighbors

Traditionally, winter marks a period of stillness in the North woods.


"By performing “fridge triage” on a regular basis, I was able to save plenty of food and associated dollars"

Of Woods and Words: Serving Up Resolutions

Last year, I really only made one New Year’s resolution. I resolved to throw out less food.


 
Ice Skating

Of Woods and Words: A Season of Diversions

For many people, making it through the long Minnesota winter is all about diversionary tactics. In my opinion, the holiday season comes far too soon after winter’s beginning to do much good.


Deer

Of Woods and Words: The Deer Hunters Round-Up

In those dark pre-WTIP days, my brother and I used to listen to commercial radio from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


 
Deeply Rooted at WTIP

Of Woods and Words: Deeply Rooted

The other day, while I waited to check out at one of the local grocery stories, I noticed a familiar mug resting in the coffee corner. It was just an ordinary beige coffee mug, the 12-oz.


At her first job, Ada spent most of her time planning what she would do outside of work

Of Woods and Words: The Weekend Warrior

About six months out of college, I discovered what it meant to “live for the weekend.” I’d just started as an administrative assistant for an extremely small international accounting