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'Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian' filmmakers visit Studio A

Filmmakers Stefan Quinth and Bill Beyer talked with Bob recently about "Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian," a light-hearted film series exploring contemporary Scandinavian America. A few Ole & Lena jokes were told in the process.


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Barbara Jean and Bump play The Roadhouse

Local musicians Barbara Jean Johnson and Bump Blomberg stopped in to Studio A Oct. 22 to chat and play a few tunes. 


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Food support program grows in county

As the nation slowly moves out of recession, more people are using food support programs in Cook County.


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Land exchange necessary for proposed PolyMet mine

A proposed land exchange between the U.S.

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County taxpayers may be confused by special levies in 2011

An operating levy from ISD166 will be a referendum question on the November 2 ballot.

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Wildlife buttons up for winter

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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Grand Marais Mayoral Candidates: Mark Sandbo

Two candidates are running for Grand Marais Mayor. Former mayor Mark Sandbo is running again. WTIPs Jay Andersen interviewed Sandbo as a part of the city candidate series.

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Weekend News Roundup for Oct. 23

Each weekend WTIP news produces a round up of the news stories they’ve been following this week.

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Early childhood education, economic development and the school referendum

Cook County Schools ISD 166 is going to voters for approval of a property tax increase to help support and sustain the district’s operations. A small part of what the levy would preserve is money designated for early childhood education: education for kids before kindergarten and support for their families.


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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.


 

TAMING THE VOICES IN MY HEAD - September 25, 2010

Many of us struggle with the internal critical voices that judge, demand perfection and generally make us miserable. It is possible to tame the voices with persistent and gentle work.


 

HAVING FAITH IN HUMANITY - September 11, 2010

 Is it naive to believe in the inherent goodness of humans?


 

CHARISMA CAN BE LEARNED - September 18, 2010

 The book Leadership Presence by Halpern and Lubar takes lessons from acting to help us cultivate an authentic and powerful presence.


 

LIVING INTENTIONALLY PART 2 - August 28, 2010

 Working the intentions can be quite powerful when combined with action.  A few tips.


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