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Volunteers remove spotted knapweed from the site of the old SeaWall Motel in Grand Marais, Monday, August 12, 2013.

Invasive plant workshops for landowners

The Cook County Invasive Team (CCIT) is sponsoring two Invasive Plant Control and Tree Planting Workshops in Cook County this we


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Mystery Noise: August 8

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!


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Youth Show: August 8

This week on the Youth Show we talk about the Grand Portage Powwow!


Grand Portage, Minnesota. Photo by joeldinda.

Youth at the Grand Portage National Monument

In this commentary, we hear from Daniel Ditmanson and Sarah Deschampe, young adults who work at the Grand Portage National Monument.


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Youth Radio Project interviews Powwow Arena Director Brandon Dahl and dancer Taryn Logan

The Youth Radio Project talked to Powwow Arena Director Brandon Dahl and dancer Taryn Logan about the Powwow, and what it means to be Powwow royalty.


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Youth Radio Project Interviews the Stonebridge Singers

The Youth Radio Project brings the drumming group, The Stonebridge Singers, into the studio to talk about how they play and learn their songs, and the responsibilities of being in the group.


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Canoeist Natalie Warren on her new venture, Wild River Academy

Natalie Warren, one of the first two women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, has a new venture, Wild River Academy, to connect young people with the land, the water, and themselves, through canoeing. Dick Swanson chatted with her Aug. 9 about that, and about her upcoming three-month canoe journey down the Mississippi from the headwaters to New Orleans.


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What can camping teach us about better sleep?

Ann Possis spoke Aug. 9 with Evan Chinoy, a grad student at the U of Colorado-Boulder who does most of his work in the Sleep & Chronobiology Lab. He conducted a study recently showing that a week out camping, away from all artificial light, adjusts a person's internal clock and helps them get up earlier.


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Grammy award-winner Jerry Vandiver plays The Roadhouse

Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver joined Dick Swanson & Ann Possis in Studio A Aug. 9 to chat about his work and share his delightful music. You can see a video of Jerry performing "Me & Molly," his song about a canoe dog, here.


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Weekend News Roundup for August 10

Each week the WTIP news staff puts together a roundup of the news over the past five days.


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All About Growing Beautiful Roses in Zone 3

Northern Gardening interviews rose breeder, Dr. David Zlesak, about growing roses in Zone 3. Is it possible?


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West End News: August 8

Well, this is hardly news, but if you’ve just arrived in the West End, or if you live under a rock, the blueberries are ripe, plump and plentiful.
 


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Roxann Berglund & Briand Morrison play The Roadhouse

Dick Swanson & Ann Possis welcomed Roxann Berglund (keyboard, vocals) and Briand Morrison (guitar) to Studio A recently to learn about their new collaboration and hear some great music.


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Director gives "virtual tour" of the new "Y"

Tours begin this Friday for the Cook County Community YMCA.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with “Y” Director Emily Marshall about what features are in the new facility.


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