Public Affairs

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Who was first to come to North America? New book challenges old assumptions

Buck spoke March 9 with Dr. Bruce Bradley, co-author of the new book, "Across Atlantic Ice," which proposes that the first people to come to North America actually crossed the Atlantic by boat nearly 20,000 years ago.


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What's it like to be in the U.S. illegally? New book shares stories of real people behind the issue

Bob spoke March 2 with Dr. Marie Friedmann Marquardt, author of "Living 'Illegal': The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration," a new look at the real people behind this complex issue.


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LSProject: Giganawnedaamin Nibi ("We must take care of the water")

There are valuable minerals in the rock around Lake Superior—copper, nickel, and iron. And people want to get at it. There’s money to be made and demand for the material.


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Gar Alperovitz discusses current crises in the U.S. political & economic systems

Bob spoke Jan. 20 with Gar Alperovitz, author of "America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy," about possible approaches and solutions to the current state of affairs in American society.


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Autopsy finds Schlienz died of infection

DULUTH, Minn. — An autopsy finds the man accused of shooting a prosecutor and another man last month at the Cook County Courthouse died from a bacterial infection.


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WTIP's Jay Andersen with the year's local news in review

Jay Andersen stopped by Dec. 30 to chat with Buck and Bob about 2011's local issues and happenings, including the proposed community center and swimming pool, the new library, what's up with moose and wolves, school district money woes, and more.


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Organizer & activist John Maher on his new book, "Learning From the Sixties"

Bob spoke Dec. 16 with John Maher, longtime political activist and author of "Learning From the Sixties,"  about how the lessons of those times might be applied today.


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Cook County Courthouse Shooting Press Conference (Video)

On Friday, December 16, the MN Department of Public Safety, along with the Cook County Sheriff's Office and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension held a press conference following the shooting at the Co


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The IgNobel Awards: Research that makes you laugh, then think...

Ever thought of a wasabi-based fire alarm? One of the 2011 IgNobel Award winners did. Buck chatted Nov. 25 with Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, about the awards.


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John Morrin on ideas and purpose behind 'Undoing Racism' workshops

Bob Carter spoke with John Morrin of Grand Portage Sept. 23 regarding the 'Undoing Racism' workshop being offered locally Oct. 3-5, what it's about, and why it's important. John is a core trainer for the workshop, which is offered by the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.