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MPR host Cathy Wurzer on embracing illness and death to live more fully

Journalist and MPR host Cathy Wurzer and educator Bruce Kramer embarked on a series of broadcast conversations as Bruce dealt with ALS, about how facing death can transform one's outlook on life. "We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying," is the remarkable book that came out of these conversations and their resulting friendship. Cathy spoke with Buck recently about getting to know Bruce at the same time she struggled with her own losses, including her father's decline into dementia. Click here for the archived conversations between Cathy and Bruce. You can learn more about the book here.

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Bike Commuting, Cook County Style, May 13

The Cook County YMCA hosts a Wednesday Night Wellness Series.


Peter Mayer in concert, Saturday May 16

The North Shore Music Association hosts Peter Mayer in concert this weekend at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts.  WTIPs Jana Berka spoke with Kate Fitzgerald of the


Lessons in Projection - May 9, 2015

Projection is a defense mechanism, where we project what we don't like about ourselves onto others.  It's helpful to notice it in action.

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'Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image' reception May 14

‘Indians and Public Art: Changing the Image’ is now open at the Grand Portage Community Center.  A reception with the artists is Thursday May 14th from 3 to 5pm.


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Wildersmith on the Gunflint: May 8



"Growing Perennials in Cook County"

Cook County Master Gardeners
Cook County Community Center, Grand Marais
Sat, 06/06/2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

The Cook County Master Gardeners offer a class on growing perennials on Saturday, June 6, from 9 am-3 pm, at the Community Center in Grand Marais. Brochures are around the county.

The 7th Annual Kakabeka Falls Bluegrass & Old Tyme Festival

The 7th Annual Kakabeka Falls Bluegrass & Old Tyme Festival
Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:00pm
Kakabeka Falls Bible camp- 4547 Highway 11/17 , Thunder Bay

  The 7th Annual Kakabeka Falls Bluegrass & Old Tyme Festival, presented by the Thunder Bay Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association.  Held rain or shine in a rustic building at the be

Forest road

Land use is topic for this month’s First Thursday broadcast

Where do we want the county to be in 2035? What should we look like? How will we be the same or different?


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Care Center Celebrates: Anniversary Gala, Volunteers and more

This May the North Shore Care Center is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a Gala on May 11th; and celebrating their volunteers, current and former, with a reception on May 20.



Sierra Club shares concerns about coal burning on the North Shore, meeting May 12

There will be a public meeting with the Sierra Club, Tuesday May 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Cook County Community Center, to discuss the health and environmental costs of burning coal


Great Expectations Charter School

School News from Great Expectations: May 7

Michael and Ian report the latest School News.


Birch Grove Community School

School News from Birch Grove: May 5

Kalina reports the latest School News from Birch Grove Community School in Tofte.


May 7 Edition of West End News: Roy Barks at a Bear

In the May 7 edition of West End News, Bill Hansen shares the story of spotting a little bear eating grass along the roadside.  Here's a video of the encounter.&n

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