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:
Entry to Visitor Center, Grand Portage State Park. Photo: Bryan Hansel

Two from Grand Portage State Park are Third Thursday guests

In 1985 Lloyd K. Johnson sold 178 acres of the land adjoining High and Middle Falls on the Pigeon River to the state and donated an additional 129 acres.


Mark Hansen

North House founder is May Third Thursday guest

Years ago he moved to Cook County to build birch bark canoes. He stayed to build one of the most vibrant and important non-profit organizations in Minnesota – North House Folk School.


 
School calendar

Revised ISD166 School Calendar is WTIP’s First Thursday topic

The ISD166 school board has voted to try a different calendar for the 2012-13 school year.


Scott Harrison

WTIP’s Third Thursday features Cook County businessman Scott Harrison

Join WTIP’s Jay Andersen for “Scott Harrison – the business of Cook County business” -- this month’s Third Thursday Community Conversation.


 
Cook County courthouse

Courthouse security is topic for WTIP’s April First Thursday

In response to the dramatic rise in local courthouse violence across the nation, Minnesota’s U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar have introduced the Local Courthouse Safety Act.


Bob Carter

Bob Carter is interviewed on WTIP’s First Thursday

He’s one of Cook County’s most active volunteers, a long-time WTIP radio host, community advoc


 
Sexual Violence ribbon

“Intimate Abuse” is topic for March First Thursday program

According to a new national survey by the Centers for Disease Control, nearly half of Minnesota women experience some kind of sexual abuse.


Community Healing

Community Healing is First Thursday topic for February

Late last year Cook County was shaken by shootings at the courthouse, followed by a subsequent death. In 2007 the huge Ham Lake fire traumatized much of the North Shore, followed by a suicide.


 
Rick Anderson

WTIP’s Third Thursday features world traveler Rick Anderson

He’s a world traveler who’s sailed on the biggest ships, sipped strong coffee in small Turkish street cafes, floated the Amazon, roamed the Holy Land, stood on the Great Wall of China&hell


Calvin and Hobbs

Resolutions: This month’s First Thursday Community Conversation on WTIP

It’s traditional to make resolutions for the New Year. It’s also a tradition to quickly break them.