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The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads, Minneapolis blues/rock/jam band, joined Dave and Dick for great music in Studio A. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here


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Happy 100th to the National Park Service! Researcher discusses the intangible value of our parks

Aug. 25 marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Dick spoke with Professor Michael Tarrant, who believes the parks are significant because they add to our Gross National Happiness. Tarrant studies natural resources and suggests that there are other important  indicators of social progress besides the traditional economic measures.


Rusty crayfish are a common invasive species in Cook County

The joys of eating Cook County crayfish

Some of the many lakes in Cook County have an invasive species in them known as the rusty crayfish. Amanda Weberg is the aquatic invasive species coordinator for Cook County, and she’s in c


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WTIP Weekend News Roundup for August 27

Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.


Wildersmith on the Gunflint: August 26

My, oh my, August along the Gunflint has almost slipped away, barely noticed. Seeing September 2016 on the horizon is hard to comprehend.


Superior National Forest Update: August 26

Hi.  This is Nancy Larson, district ranger on the Gunflint Ranger District, with the Superior National Forest Update -  information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the east


Sun and Showers

Late summer mix of warm and wet

Nice late summer weather with a mix of sun and showers.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Moore.


Betsy Bowen

How Art Works: An Interview With Betsy Bowen

This is an interview by Youth Producer Nina Woerheide with local artist Betsy Bowen. Betsy brings us on her journey as an artist and tells us a little bit about how art works. 


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Tim McDonnell's latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," is a 'why-do' manual for paddling

Tim McDonnell grew up on the edge of the Boundary Waters and has been writing about wilderness for years. He joined Dick to talk about his latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," which he calls a 'why-do' guide exploring the spiritual side of the paddling experience. You can learn more about this book of essays here; it's available at many stores in Cook County as well.


Pete Kavanaugh

Pete K rocks the Roadhouse

Favorite local musician Pete K stopped by the studios to share a great mix of originals and covers. You can learn more about Pete's music and schedule here.


 

Circular economy's goal moves way beyond recycling

The basic idea of the circular economy is that in production, nothing should be wasted, and everything at the end of its life should be made into something else. Dave talked with Nathaniel Springer, an economist in the U of MN Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, to learn more. Here's a great article about it from the Institute on the Environment (U of MN). Nat also recommends the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a place to learn more.


Schoodic Point

Gus' Wild Side: An encounter at Schoodic Point

Acadia National Park is located along the coast of Maine. Gus worked at Acadia as a Park Ranger, and remembers a special story told by a visitor to this beautiful spot.


Commissioner Frank Moe

Budget talks begin and a transportation sales tax nears board action

The county board begins budget talks, which will last through year’s end. Also, the board will act soon on a proposed half-percent sales tax for county transportation needs.


Starry stonewort

A tenacious macro algae is spreading through the state

Zebra mussels have managed to find their way into Northwest Minnesota lakes and a new threat is posed with the advance of a macro algae, starry stonewort.


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