Sports

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Dr. Alena Grabowski on the science behind Olympian Oscar Pistorius' artificial feet

Buck chatted Aug. 3 with Dr. Alena Grabowski, research professor at the U of Colorado Boulder Locomotion Laboratory. She's involved in research and testing on people using assistive devices to walk and run, including Oscar Pistorius, the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics. The study found that Pistorius does not receive any net advantage from using artificial feet to run.


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Sarah Weeks, former Cook County resident, on winning the women's Ultimate (frisbee) 2012 world championship

Sarah Weeks, former Cook County resident, is part of the U.S. women's team that won the World Flying Disc Federation 2012 world championship in Japan. She spoke with Ann Possis July 20 about the games, the unique self-refereed nature of Ultimate, and about the special ethic behind the game.


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Second annual Lutsen 99er bike race is June 23

Bob chatted June 1 with Adam Harju, race director for the Lutsen 99er, about the bike race scheduled for June 23, co-sponsored by the Cook County Visitors Bureau and Lifetime Fitness. There's also a 39-mile version.


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Dick Dorr and Norman Moe talk about sports broadcasting on WTIP

Grand Marais photographer Bryan Hansel recounts 800-mile kayaking adventure through the Great Lakes

Bryan Hansel, photographer, writer, and sea kayaking instructor, recently completed an 800-mile kayak journey from Port Huron, Mich. to Grand Marais. He stopped in July 1 to talk with Bob about the challenges and the fun he found during his 45-day trip. Photo courtesy www.bryanhansel.com


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Dr. Seth Moore - Water Quality and Mining, Invasive Species, and the Community Garden

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.


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Viking girl's basketball player Brea Boomer talks about her 1000th point

Cook County girl's basketball player Brea Boomer recently scored her 1000th career point.  She joined WTIP's Jay Andersen on "Daybreak", March 9 to talk about that achievement and other


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Local Fish Report for Feb. 18

GRAND MARAIS AREA

Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says if we’re talkin’ fishin’ we’re talkin’ trout.


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Everything you want to know about the 2011 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Beargrease race marshal and Grand Marais resident Matthew Brown joined Ann Possis and Buck Benson Jan. 28 to talk about this year's big run.