Curling Club offers session for beginners starting October 29

The Cook County Curling Club is preparing for a new season, and opportunities for beginners start Wednesday, October 29.  WTIP volunteer Randy Eastlund spoke with club secretary Joanne

School News from Oshki Ogimaag: October 27

Hunter and Christina report the latest School News.

Superintendent Beth Schwarz

ISD166 addresses achievement and opportunity gaps

It takes a community to close the achievement gap and the opportunity gap. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with ISD166 Superintendent Beth Schwarz.

CCLEP creates informational videos

The Cook County Local Energy Project, or CCLEP, recently created 3 videos about energy.


Sam Miltich & the Clearwater Hot Club bring gypsy jazz to Studio A

Ann & Dick welcomed Grand Rapids-based  group the Clearwater Hot Club (Sam Miltich, lead guitar; Mike Miller, rhythm guitar; Matthew Miltich, upright bass) to The Roadhouse Oct. 24 for wonderful music and interesting conversation about the origins and current state of the music known as gypsy jazz. You can learn more about their music here.


Chris Gillis & Max Bichel remember & celebrate jazz musician Frank Gillis

Dick & Ann welcomed Chris Gillis and Max Bichel to Studio A Oct. 24 to talk about the "Frank Gillis Fall Festival Reunion." Frank was a big part of the local music scene for many years. Chris invited two members of Frank's band, plus many local musicians, to join him for two nights of concerts at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs, featuring  blues, jazz, and boogie woogie. 

Cook County School News: October 27

In this week's Cook County School News, producer Michael McHugh spoke with bookmaker, Karen Smaby.

Ebola virus

Cook County prepares for Ebola

Hospitals and clinics the country over are preparing their staffs for dealing with Ebola. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke Dr. Jenny Delfs and Public Health Nurse Joni Kristenson.


Lake County Journal: Eerie Wilderness Stories

Hear stories about ghosts and other eerie experiences in the wilderness from the folks at the Lake County Journal.

Meteorologist Mike Stewart

Winter is around the corner

Snow, wet and heavy but not much of it. WTIPs Jay Andersen spoke with meteorologist Mike Stewart about winter around the corner.


Sunny's Back Yard: Chipmunk Story

Sunny prepares for the transition to winter, and remembers a favorite chipmunk in this edition of Sunny's Back Yard.

Mt. Holmes

Gus' Wild Side: Life at the top of Mt. Holmes

Gus has spent time working as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Here he tells us about some of his experiences living remotely in a fire look-out cabin.

CCLEP Presents "Building Science is No BS"

"Building Science is No BS" is one of three energy videos produced by the Cook County Local Energy Project, or CCLEP, with the help of a grant from Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERT).

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Video Courtesy of Local Organization

WTIP receives photographs and videos from a variety of local organizations.  

Beavers (Castor canadensis)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: October 25th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

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