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Pen to Paper (Orin Zebest/Flikr)

Clara Waddell, playwright

Clara Waddell is a Lutsen native and winner of a University playwriting contest.  The live reading of ‘Rooted Hearts’ will be April 24th in Minneapolis.  North Shore M


Peter Yarrow

Keeping the folk music tradition alive: Talking with Peter Yarrow

He was one-third of the iconic ‘60s folk group Peter Paul and Mary.


Bald eagle on the DNR's eagle cam

DNR's eagle webcam enters a second year with success

Buck and Ann speak with Lori Naumann, Information Director of non-game wildlife with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, about the DNR's webcam documenting the lives of two bald eagles


Kenneth Newhams, founder of Duluth Shipping News

Duluth Shipping News founder weighs in on winter and troubled ships

Buck talks with Kenneth Neuhams, the founder and publisher of the Duluth Shipping News.


Park Manager Dave Tersteeg

Board reviews three parks projects

The Grand Marais Park Board this week reviews plans and suggestions for a parkside public access, a popup park and a tent for harbor park. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke park manager Dave Tersteeg.


Doug Jensen, Minnesota Sea Grant

Invasive species to be a summer-long topic on WTIP

Invasive species are hitchhikers and to a large degree depend upon us to spread them around, whether inland waters or Lake Superior.


April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Kind words and praise for both children and adults can play a role in prevention. 


Prof. Nigel Wattrus

Large "donuts" on the bottom of Lake Superior have geologic history

Scientists are puzzled by large donut shapes on the deep bottom of Lake Superior. But Prof. Nigel Wattrus  at UMD’s Large Lakes Observatory has a theory. WTIP Jay Andersen spoke with Prof.


Radio listeners

Weekend News Roundup for March 29

Each week the WTIP news team puts together a roundup of the week's news.


Faroe Stamp by Martin Morck (wikimedia)

Mapping Mystery at the Johnson Heritage Post

Spirit of the Wilderness Episcopal Church hosts an annual spring show focusing on the overlap between creativity and spirituality.  This year’s show, ‘Mapping Mystery’ opens &nb