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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 See a brief trailer here.


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!

Meteorologist Carol Christenson

It's summer. Like it or not!

Some near-record lows, some rain, some warmer weather on the way.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service meteorologist Carol Christenson..

BWCAW scene

Wilderness canoe trip? Less is better

Plan ahead is always a good motto, especially if you’re planning a trip into the BWCAW.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Forest Service wilderness ranger Cathy Quinn.

Green Frog (Rana clamitans)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: August 3rd

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.

Shirley Temple and radio

Weekend News Roundup for August 3

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

Photo by Kuster & Wildhaber Photography

Youth Radio Project interviews Patsy and Rose Ingebrigtsen about international student exchanges

The Youth Radio Project interviewed Patsy Ingebritsen and her daughter Rose, who are Cook County residents and are both involved with student exchanges.

Photo by Madison Guy

Youth Radio Project interviews Cook County Logrollers about the World Championships

Jessica Berg-Collman, Dominic Wilson, and Paige Everson are three logrollers who just go back from an exciting competition at the World Championships in Hayward, Wisconsin.

Tune in for the Youth Show Thursdays at 5 P.M

Youth Show: August 1

This week on the Youth Show, our theme was international students. Check out some of our interviews with students who have gone abroad!

Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: August 1

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

Students can make international friendships with AFS. Photo by University of Denver via Flickr.

The Youth Radio Project Interviews AFS coordinator Lisa Boyton

The Youth Radio Project talked with Lisa Boyton, the AFS coordinator for Northeastern Minnesota. She discusses the need for host families in Cook County and the benefits of hosting a student.

Amanda Allen spent a year in Sweden. Photo by Christopher Neugebauer via Flickr.

Youth Radio Project Interviews Duluth resident Amanda Allen on her international exchange in Sweden.

Amanda Allen is a Duluth Denfeld Graduate who spent her junior year of high school in Sweden. She spoke to the Youth Radio Project about her craziest experiences abroad.

Boreal Chorus Frog (Pseudacris maculata)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: July 27th

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.

Social Host Ordinance

Hosting underage drinking is WTIP’s First Thursday for August

The Cook County Social Host Ordinance takes existing laws to another level.

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