When the nights are cold but the sun warms the trees during the day, maple sap starts flowing and many people in Cook County head to their sugar bushes to harvest maple sap and make it into maple syrup and sugar. Join us on the February edition of Northern Gardening to hear stories from local maple syrup makers – from Grand Portage to Finland, small-scale to commercial. It will be an extra sweet show!
Sam Cook (pictured), made a career writing about the woods and waters of northeastern Minnesota, including his many trips to the Boundary Waters. A longtime columnist for the Duluth News Tribune, Cook shares some of his adventures and reflects on his career as an outdoors writer in this installment of the Paddler Profile Series – Episode 83 of the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast.
Local author, artist, storyteller, and fisherman, Howard Sivertson, passed away in early January at age 92. On February 2, WTIP aired a special program looking back at his life – with stories and memories shared by his daughters Liz and Jan Sivertson, and also longtime friend, Tim Cochrane. The program also includes audio from interviews Tim recorded with Howard. Click on the link below to listen.
Mae Simpson recently blew the roof off of the WTIP Music Library. With video by Bear Witness Media for WTIP and sound by Will Moore.
Watch all three performances right here.
Anishinaabe Bizindamoo Makak, the Boundary Waters Podcast, Minnesota Women of Song, and the Radio Waves Music Festival – these are just a few examples of the diverse programming WTIP is able to provide, thanks to the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Learn more about what WTIP and other community radio stations in Minnesota accomplished over the past year in the 2022 Legislative Report created by our friends at AMPERS – just click on the link below.
You might be familiar with WTIP’s Boundary Waters Podcast, but did you know we have a weekly Outdoor News Podcast too? From fishing and hunting to environmental issues, this locally-produced podcast covers important outdoor news relevant to the radio station’s broad community of listeners. New episodes come out every Friday.
With 2022 now in the rearview, we asked some of our dedicated music show hosts about some of their favorite albums and songs that were released over the course of the year, or music they discovered in 2022 that made an impact on them. Check out their choices.
For our local sports fans, we’re pleased to provide live broadcasts of Cook County Vikings basketball HOME games in 2023, with Norman Moe and Sterling Anderson giving the play-by-play of both boys’ and girls’ varsity games. Tune in for the next broadcast on Monday, Feb. 20 (vs. Wrenshall). And thanks to the following businesses for their support, making the broadcasts possible: Buck’s Hardware, Cook County Home Center, Crawford Excavating, and Grand Marais State Bank.
We’re excited to announce a new, limited-edition product available in our online store – “Live Local: North Shore Edition” CityTins. It’s a tin filled with 22 coasters offering $10 off dining and additional offers at retail, adventure, and relaxation destinations from Duluth to Grand Marais. They’re valid through 2023 – providing a long window of opportunity to use them – and all of the proceeds benefit WTIP community radio. Learn more in this interview with WTIP’s Development Director, Maryam Torabi.
It’s one of the most popular times of the day here at WTIP. What, you ask? Pop Quiz of course! We play it every weekday at 9:30 a.m., and recently some avid fans asked that we share the daily question and answer on our website, so here they are (along with the winner and the fabulous prize). Thanks for listening!