North Shore Weekend

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  • Saturday 7-10am
Genre: 
Variety
Host CJ Heithoff brings you this Saturday morning show, created at the request of WTIP listeners.  North Shore Weekend features three hours of community information, features, interviews, and music. It's truly a great way to start your weekend on the North Shore. Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP’s North Shore Weekend are made possible with funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

 


 
What's On:
Francie Beaster

Local Music Project with Francie Beaster

In this installment of the Local Music Project, Francie Beaster shares how there has always been time for music in her busy life as wife, mother, piano instructor and church musician.


Anishinaabe couple harvesting wild rice on the Bad River / photo Marquette University Archives, graphic Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Water, Language and Culture Intertwined

The history of the Anishinaabeg and Lake Superior is very long. Early French and English documents named the native people Ojibwe or Chippewa. But they call themselves Anishinaabe.


 
Grand Portage Tribal Council Vice-Chairman John Morrin speaks at the Grand Marais rally / photo Stephan Hoglund

People rally against sulfide mining in Grand Marais

On Thursday about 100 people gathered in Grand Marais Harbor Park.


Joe Paulik with Jessi Nicholson - Photo by Stephan Hoglund

Local Music Project: Joe Paulik with Jessi Nicholson and Al Oikari

Joe Paulik has been writing music since he was 12. He moved to Cook County in 1982 when he was 20 years old and began performing in the area a few years later.


 
Dessa at Papa Charlie's January 2012.  Photo by Stephan Hoglund.

Chris Hoglund Interviews Minneapolis Hip-Hop Artist Dessa

Minneapolis based hip-hop artist Dessa wrapped up a nation-wide tour at Papa Charlie's in Lutsen on Jan. 14. Chris Hoglund had a chance to visit with Dessa backstage before her show.


Gentlemen Hall - (West End native Jacob Michael - center)

Lutsen native Jacob Schmidt and his band, Gentleman Hall

Lutsen native Jacob Schmidt and his band “Gentleman Hall” performed in December at Papa Charlie’s in Lutsen.


 
Feeling under pressure to get all those projects buttoned up before the snow flies? Tis' the season! Photo by wwarby on flickr

Gunflint Notebook: Pressure

This time of year is a season of preparation. It's a race against the clock, the clock of seasonal change. It happens quick.


Butch Deschampe

Butch Deschampe on the Local Music Project

Butch Deschampe is a lifelong resident of Cook County, playing and singing in a number of local bands over the years.  He's currently with the popular country band "Portage.&qu


 
Baking bread/photo from the Cook County Historical Society

The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps Part 2

In 1933, Cook County was just another area of the United States struggling with the Great Depression. But a program begun by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called the Civilian Conservation Corps offered hope for the future of both Cook County and area young men. In this episode, former CCC enrollees and construction foremen recall their experience working in Cook County’s CCC camps. This piece is part of WTIP’s ongoing series on the legacy of CCC in Cook County.


Cathy's ferns

Weekend Art News

Gunflint Greenup is this weekend, and here's a photo to prove spring is here despite the cold temps and reports of snow. The photo was taken by Cathy Quinn.