Community Conversations

First and Third Thursday Conversations air at 7 p.m. on Thursdays (killerturnip/Flickr)

  • 1st and 3rd Thursday 7-8pm
On the first Thursday of every month from 7-8 p.m. WTIP hosts a live interactive conversation on an issue of community importance. Guests are invited into the studio and listeners are invited to call in or email with questions, comments, and concerns. This participatory program is designed to give everyone a voice in the discussion of public affairs issues that shape our community. To participate in the conversation call 218-387-1070 or email us at wtip@boreal.org.

On the third Thursday of every month from 7-8 p.m. WTIP's Jay Andersen hosts a one-on-one discussion with a variety of community members.


 
What's On:
Creating a health care directive

First Thursday: “Creating Your Personal Health Care Directive”

There are two things hospitals ask when you’re being admitted – the first is about your insurance, the second is whether you have a health care directive.


"Creating Your Personal Health Care Directive" on WTIP's First Thursday Community Conversation (Ralf/Flickr)

Next First Thursday Community Conversation: "Creating Your Personal Health Care Directive"

There are two things hospitals ask when you’re being admitted – the first is about your insurance, the second is whether you have a health care directive.
 


 
Kimber Wraalstad

Ski trails, skilled long term care and songs on WTIP’s December edition of Third Thursday Community Conversations

Ever wonder how all those ski trails happen? As our population ages have you thought about the need for long-term care? What’s it like to write and perform music for 40 years?


Care giving

Family caregiving in Cook County is First Thursday for December

There are approximately 65 million family caregivers in the United States. They spend an average of 20 hours a week taking care of loved ones.


 
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Marcia Hyatt interviews author Parker Palmer on November Third Thursday Community Conversation

Parker Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change.


Wedding rings

WTIP airs Marriage Constitutional Amendment discussion

The ballot question reads, Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman.


 
Beryl

Author Beryl Singleton Bissell

Beryl Singleton Bissell left the monastery to marry a former priest.


Communication

“Building Assets for Kids” -- September's First Thursday on WTIP

Do your kids talk to you? Bring their concerns home? Do you listen? If so, that’s good news. If not, why not?


 
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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First Thursday looks at the beginnings of WTIP

During our North Shore Sights and Sounds membership drive , we brought you lots of sounds you could not have heard before April of 1998.