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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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Park storm runoff system performs well

The Grand Marais Rec Park is summer busy, full for the Fisherman’s Picnic, and the storm water runoff system performed perfectly during the mid-month downpour.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen sp


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Dr. Seth Moore: Wolf research at Grand Portage

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 


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Should we treat drug use as a crime or a public health issue?

Naya Arbiter, vice president of the Amity Foundation, a nonprofit that provides drug treatment services, and Sarah Gordon, HIV counseling coordinator with the MN Dept. of Health, joined Dick Swanson Aug. 2 to discuss the possibility that approaching drug use as a public health issue rather than a crime would save money and lives. The conversation was prompted by a recent documentary film. "Breaking the Taboo." You can watch the 52-minute film at hulu.com. See a brief trailer here.


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Grad student at Institute on the Environment challenges students to get creative

Ann Possis chatted Aug. 2 with Joey Reid, grad student at the U of M's Institute on the Environment, about the 'environmental hackathon' he conducted recently, bringing students of diverse backgrounds together to try to solve big environmental problems through creative play and thinking. You may want to try the marshmallow challenge at home!


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