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:
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.


Rita Plourde

WTIP’s Dec. Third Thursday broadcast features Clinic CEO Rita Plourde

Sawtooth Mountain Clinic is a not-for-profit Community Health Center that has called Grand Marais home since 1979. For most of that time one woman has been at the helm.


 
Gray wolf howling

Delisting the wolf population is topic on WTIP’s First Thursday

Wolves are about to be taken off the federal endangered species list and will be managed by state and tribal authorities.


Amy and Dave. Photo: Bryan Hansel.com

Dave and Amy Freeman on WTIP’s Third Thursday

On Earth Day, April 22, 2010, two educator-adventurers from Cook County began an 11,000 mile expedition, traveling across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled.


 
Calculator tax keys

WTIP’s November First Thursday tackles taxes

Rural communities across Minnesota are struggling to keep property taxes low and public services steady. Local Government Aid for cities and County Program Aids have been consistently cut for years.


Buddy on the air

Buddy Skinner featured on WTIP’s Third Thursday broadcast

He knows thousands of songs, he can tell you the plots of hundreds of television shows and it’s been said that an event in Grand Marais is just not an official event if he isn’t there.


 
Moose calf

Declining moose population is topic on First Thursday Oct. 6

The moose population in Northeastern Minnesota is in trouble. Researchers are not sure why.


 
Back to School

Back to School is September First Thursday Community Conversation

There are four school districts in the county and on Sept. 1 we talked with administrators about what’s new or the same at their schools. How are they similar or different from each other?


Dick Swanson

Dick Swanson on Third Thursday Community Conversation

He’s lived rustic at the top of the Arrowhead Trail, he served a time as the county attorney, he’s been active in community affairs for years, especially the Grand Marais Playhouse, and th