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Duluth Mayor Don Ness talks about his new book "Hillsider"

"Hillsider: Snapshots of a Curious Political Journey" is the new book from Duluth Mayor Don Ness. He joins Ann Possis on the Roadhouse to talk about his experiences as mayor and how they are chronicled in the book.



First data from neutrino experiment based in northern Minnesota: Physicist explains

Physicists just released the first data from the neutrino experiment based at the NOvA lab near International Falls. Prof. Dan Cronin-Hennessy of the U of MN joined Dave TerSteeg Aug. 14 to explain the study and why neutrinos are so important. You can see a 7-minute overview of the experiment by watching this video. And visit the Fermilab website here.


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Tofte Township Board August Update

The Tofte Township Board had their August monthly meeting recently, so Board Supervisor Jeanne Larson spoke with WTIP's Julie Carlson on North Shore Morning about what was covered in the meeting.&



Pluto mission explained by MN astronomer/educator Parke Kunkle

NASA's New Horizons--the first mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt--ended its 9 1/2-year journey last week as the spacecraft reached Pluto and started transmitting new information back to Earth. Parke Kunkle, U of MN Bell Museum of History advisory board member, joined Dick July 17 to explain the mission and why it's so important to science. You can learn more about New Horizons here.


Tofte Township news

The Tofte Township Board had its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9. WTIP host Tracy Benson spoke with Tofte Township Supervisor Jeanne Larson.  


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Brown Bag Lunch: Why You Need a Will, June 23

Power of attorney, advance directives and wills:  estate planning is important for adults of all ages.


Great Decisions discussion: "Sectarianism in the Middle East", June 18

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.


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You might become happier by shifting your spending from things to experiences--consumer psychologist explains

Ever buy something that didn't make you as happy as you thought it would? If so, you're not alone. Dr. Ryan Howell, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University, chatted with Buck May 15 about how your consumer choices affect your happiness. Dr. Howell is the co-founder of, where you can learn more about these ideas and your own behavior.


Think you know what the First Amendment says? Former ACLU legal director believes we've been getting it wrong

Burt Neuborne, a civil liberties specialist who has argued many cases before the Supreme Court, believes the Court has misinterpreted the original intent of the First Amendment by not considering it within the text of the Bill of Rights as a whole. He spoke with Dick May 15 about this idea, which is explained in his new book, "Madison's Music: On Reading the First Amendment." 

Betty Folliard

Equal rights amendment proposed for state constitution

Betty Folliard is a former state representative and the founder of the organization ERA Minnesota.