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Weekend Outdoors with Larry Weber - October 13th

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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Weekend News Roundup for October 20

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

Kale Boomer takes a closer look at the benefits of a vegetarian diet (Martin Cathrae/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Kale Boomer on Vegetarianism, Medicinal Marijuana

Choosing a topic for the College in the Schools Writing Course can prove to be a rather difficult task.

Sarah Larsen shares her earliest research on teacher evaluations (BES Photos/Flickr)

Night of the Notorious: Sarah Larsen on How to Best Evaluate Teachers

The dilemma of how to best evaluate teachers has been in the news a lot recently. Should we evaluate instructors based on test results? Classroom performance? Something else?

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Youth Show October 18

This week on the Youth Show, we bring you a special pre-recorded show, complete with two great interviews as part of our "Night of the Notorious" Interview Series.

Tamarack (Kim Faires/Flickr)

Wildersmith October 19

The Wildersmith two are back on the Mile O Pine following a run south for a family visit and reunion with some great friends from my pre-northwoods days.

Buck (Stuart Sipahigil/Flickr)

Points North: Students, teacher learn lessons on phony blood trail

In the world of television hunting shows, the hero always gets his deer. Most often we see footage of the mighty stag prancing around near the hunter’s stand like a cow in a pasture.

Bull Moose

West End News: October 18

I was honored to be a part of an event that involved many West End residents last week, when Trevor Huggins of Tofte was married to Erin Bonner on the beach at Kadunce creek.  The couple asked me

Ice fishing

Local fish report for Friday, October 19

According to our fishing expert Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, there’s still angling action out there.

Cook County Vikings logo

Vikings start football, volleyball playoffs

The Cook County Vikings head into the football and volleyball playoffs starting on Tuesday, October 23.

General Election is Nov. 6

Commissioner explains county Voter ID stance

This week the county board voted not to support the Voter ID amendment. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Commissioner Jim Johnson who made the motion at Tuesday’s meeting.


Minneapolis singer/songwriter Neal Swanger makes WTIP debut

Buck and Bob welcomed Minneapolis singer/songwriter Neal Swanger, along with bass player Dan Olmschenk, Oct. 12, for some great music in Studio A. They were in the county to play a wedding the next day. Neal's new album is called "Broken Ground." He and Dan also play with the band Folk 'n' Thieves.

Scene at Kirkkojarvi Comprehensive School outside Helsinki. Photo: Smithsonian Magazine

Education in Finland was topic for school administrators

Local school administrators attend Dept of Education  “alternative approaches to education” seminar.

Commissioner Johnson

County Board opposes Voter ID amendment

The Cook County Board of Commissioners Tuesday went on record opposing the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state constitution.

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