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Edward Schiappa, communication studies expert, on why the anti-gay marriage amendment was defeated in MN

Bob visited Nov. 9 with Dr. Edward Schiappa, chair of the communication studies department at the U of MN, about his theories on why Minnesota reversed a 31-state trend to defeat the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Vicki Biggs-Anderson with her African geese Sophie and Olivia.

Christmas tree benefit for Care Partners

Magnetic North Farm in Colvill is hosting a “Cut Your Own Christmas Tree” fundraiser for Care Partners of Cook County.


Cook County veterans Lennie & Leonard Sobanja visit The Roadhouse for Veterans Day

Bob welcomed local veterans (and husband & wife) Leonard and Lennie Sobanja to the studio Nov. 9 to share stories of their service, in recognition of Veterans Day.


J. Drake Hamilton of Fresh Energy & polar explorer Lonnie Dupre discuss climate change

Buck was joined Nov. 9 by J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director at Fresh Energy, and Lonnie Dupre, polar explorer. They discussed how climate change might be influencing severe weather events like Hurricane Sandy, changes that have been noted in sea levels and other indicators around the world and in the Arctic, and what can be done to address climate change.

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

School News from Sawtooth Elementary, November 12

With the spirit of election still in the air, 4th and 5th grade students in Ms. Livingston’s and Ms.

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber: November 10th

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his observations on what's going on in the great outdoors.

Winter listening

Weekend News Roundup for November 10

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

Deer (Kent Landerholm/Flickr)

Points North: Deer haul becomes a drag after dark

On the evening before deer season, a spike buck was grazing in my backyard.

Squirrel (Pete Birkinshaw/Flickr)

Wildersmith: November 9

Last weekend found us finally unharnessed from that daylight savings time nonsense. The process of “springing” ahead in April has always seemed kind of hokey to me.

Middle School Teacher Sarah Malkovich

School News from Cook County Middle School, November 9

Personal Choices is a new Exploratory class for Cook County Middle School Students.

Mystery Noise! Photo by Oberazzi via Flickr.

Mystery Noise: November 8

Take a listen to this week's "Mystery Noise," a feature on the Thursday PM Youth Show!

Tune in for the Youth PM Show Thursdays at 5 p.m.

Youth Show November 8

This week's Youth Show=packed! We're joined by new youth radio producer Mara MacDonell, who brings us a brand-spanking-new commentary.

8th graders share their "This I Believe" essays (churl/Flickr)

8th Grade "This I Believe" Essay Readings: Part 1

Teacher Sarah Malkovich has been working with her students over the past few weeks to write "This I Believe" essays as part of her 8th grade exploratory class.

Vote! (lamont_cranston/Flickr)

Youth Radio Project: Let 17-year-olds vote

One of the most exciting elements to surface during the last presidential election was the increased participation of younger voters.  While this can be celebrated, not all young people had the c

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