Environment

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Less materialism makes for happier people...plus it's better for the environment. Psychologist Miriam Tatzel explains.

Dick talked with Dr. Miriam Tatzel, a psychologist at Empire State College in New York, about why true happiness involves personally fulfilling activities and social relationships more than the pursuit of money and possessions...and how this happens to be better for the environment,  too. You can read more about positive psychology and the pursuit of happiness here.


West End News: August 1

April Knight, the adventurous nurse from North Carolina, arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay on Tuesday, August 5th.  April left Sawbill Lake in Tofte on May 17th


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Field Notes: White-Throated Sparrow, Red-Eyed Vireo and Redstart

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritag


It's Blueberry Season in the Northland!

Are wild blueberries an important part of your summer? Or maybe you work to have them all year long!  Producer Ada Igoe shares her thoughts on this special time of year.


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How North Shore rivers show us their geologic history

Ann Possis spoke July 25 with Dr. Karen Gran, a geology professor at UMD, about North Shore rivers and their history. She explained what can be seen and how that history affects these rivers today. She gave a presentation the next day at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schroeder.


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Wilderness preservationist Ernest Oberholtzer's legacy lives on

Dick welcomed the executive director of the Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation, Beth Waterhouse, to the show July 18.  She told the story of how Ober came to know and love the border wilderness area, and how he fought to protect it. His island in Rainy Lake, Mallard Island, is now a study and retreat center. To learn more about Oberholtzer, the foundation and the island's retreat center and programs, click here.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: July 18

Upper Gunflint weather conditions calmed some over the past week. The wash-out rains of the week prior have subdued into a few minor episodes which totaled 1 ¼ inches at Wildersmith.


Least Flycatcher

Field Notes: Red-Eyed Vireo, White-Throated Sparrow and Least Flycatcher

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.  Support for Field Notes comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritag


West End News: July 17

Pastor Deborah Lunde has announced her resignation as minister of Zoar Lutheran Church in Tofte.  She has served as pastor at Zoar for six years and has guided the church to a strong position in


Northern Lights by Tom Spence

Colliding galaxies, choosing a telescope, Perseid meteor showers, & much more...from Bob King, Astrobob blogger

One of our favorite Roadhouse guests, Bob King (aka Astrobob), joined Dick July 11 to catch up on what's new in the sky and how best to see it. You can find his blog (on the Duluth News Tribune website) here.