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Dr. Alena Grabowski on the science behind Olympian Oscar Pistorius' artificial feet

Buck chatted Aug. 3 with Dr. Alena Grabowski, research professor at the U of Colorado Boulder Locomotion Laboratory. She's involved in research and testing on people using assistive devices to walk and run, including Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. The study found that Pistorius does not receive any net advantage from using artificial feet to run.

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New study: School start dates before Labor Day negatively affect family travel & tourism

The U of MN Tourism Center conducted a study recently to look at how travel among households with school-aged children is affected when school starts before Labor Day. Ann Possis spoke Aug. 3 with Ingrid Schneider, director of the Center, about the results and what they might mean for tourism and for policy makers considering changing school start dates.

Fun evening to support “A Home of Our Own” Capital Campaign

Historic Fish House on Lake Superior
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 5:30pm

WTIP Community Radio is presenting an evening of culture and fun at a beautiful, historic fish house on the shore of Lake Superior, adjacent to Butterwort Cliffs near Cascade River State Park.

Songwriters gather at Sawbill for a jam sesson: photo by Jessica Hemmer

West End News: August 2

A couple of weeks ago, West End seniors took at trip to Grand Portage.

Bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - August 4

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

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WTIP station manager Deb Benedict named Citizen of the Year

Deb Benedict, executive director of WTIP, was named Cook County 2012 Citizen of the Year at the Grand Marais Lions Club Fisherman's Picnic today. Her partner is Jim Raml.

North Woods Phenology on this month's First Thursday (Stephan Hoglund)

"Nature of the North Shore" is August's First Thursday topic

It's high summer on the North Shore, and there's plenty going on in our woods and waters.

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Weekend News Roundup for August 4

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.


Focus - Lessons from Athletes - August 4, 2012

Focus is a key for elite athletes -- it not just the physical practice that makes them great, it is the mental game as well.  What can we learn about focus that might apply to us.

Wild Rose Hips

Wildersmith August 3

“Neebing” has moved into August, and before the northland can even blink its eyes, the full blueberry moon has come and gone.

A juvenile Coho Salmon

Points North: Puzzled by Superior's Summer Salmon

Last Sunday morning I got up early and really wasn't sure what to do with myself. Mechanical issues with my primary outboard motor dry-docked my Lake Superior fishing plans.

Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: August 2

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

Watching the Olympics (Bill Oriani/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Traditions

In America, we have many different traditions. Thanksgiving, the Olympics, the Superbowl. But how do we know when traditions should end?

Dragonboat (Stephan Hoglund)

Youth Radio interviews Dave & Ben Seaton on the Tradition of Dragonboat

Last Saturday, the traditional Dragonboat festival took place in the Grand Marais Harbor. Ben and David Seaton of Hungry Jack Outfitters participated in the race.

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