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Musicians Keith Secola & Briand Morrison stop by Studio A for "Dawn and Sea" benefit

Bob visited Oct. 5 with musicians Keith Secola and Briand Morrison about an event to help restore George Morrison's painting, "Dawn and Sea," the artist's gift many years ago to the Cook County Schools. The painting is going on tour with the Minnesota Museum of American Art to museums across the country. Keith, who was inducted into the Native Music Hall of Fame in 2011, played a few songs and talked about his new album, "Life is Grand."


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Open Arms Minnesota's volunteer-powered organic farm supports its meal services for those with serious illness

Buck spoke Oct. 5 with Ben Penner, farm director at Open Arms MN, about the organic farm they started three years ago to supply their kitchens with fresh, nutritious food. Open Arms is a nonprofit that serves people with serious illness like multiple sclerosis, cancer, AIDS, and others, by delivering healthy meals right to their homes.


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Out There: Oliver

Out There is a monthly segment from WTIP volunteer and commentator Shelby Gonzalez.


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Snakes are settling in for the winter

Fall is hibernation time, and that includes our neighborhood snakes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about snakes in the rocks.


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Auditor still uncertain how Voter ID amendment would play out here

Cook County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers is still not convinced how the “substantially equivalent” proviso in the proposed voter ID amendment will play out.


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Forecast: inching toward winter

We should be seeing a little more snow this week, cool temps and a trend toward warmer weather this coming weekend.


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Local singer-songwriter Barbara Jean on her blossoming music career

Buck Benson & Dave Seaton welcomed local musician Barbara Jean to Studio A Sept. 28, fresh from her Mountain Stage performance and release of her new album, "The Great Escape." She was joined by David Huckfelt, guitarist for The Pines.


Superintendent Beth Schwarz

School board acts on community center

The ISD166 school board held a special meeting Friday. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Beth Schwarz about Q-Comp and community center agreements.


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Northern Sky: Regulus, Antaries & the October moon

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.In this first part of October, you can check out a waning crescent moon west of Regu


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School News from Sawtooth Elementary, October 8

In Sawtooth Elementary School Music classes, instructor Kerri Bilben introduces students to new composers and performers.


Alton Lake at the rise of the full moon.

West End News: October 4

It was a golden week in the West End – in more ways than one.  The weather was nearly perfect and the colors were at their peak.  As a result, there was a perfect storm of tourism as p


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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 6th

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.


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