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WTIP Features

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A Year in the Wilderness

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman spent a year in the wilderness.  They shared some of their experiences travelling through the BWCAW

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Albert Bally’s World War I Letters Home

On April 7, 1917, the United States responded to three years of uncertainty and aggression by declaring war on Germany. The U.S. was now...

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Travis Novitsky
Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People

“Anishinaabe Way: Lives, Words and Stories of Ojibwe People”  explores the many facets of Ojibwe life.  As part of the series you will hear...

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Artist Open House

This feature highlights the thoughts and ideas behind the work of area artists. Each segment showcases a particular individual and brings the listener into...

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Backpacking 101

Michelle Schroeder is President and Lead Backpacking Instructor at Backpack the Trails LLC. Her “ultimate goals are to inspire others to believe in themselves and...

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Behind the Work

This series focuses on an individual and the work they do in the region. “Behind the Work” is dedicated to exploring people’s lives, what...

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Beyond the Canoe: Outdoor Recreation on the North Shore

From May to November, canoeing is the talk of the North Shore and the Boundary Waters area. Rightfully so, as the region is in...

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Childcare Challenges for Cook County

Although Cook County is a wonderful place to raise a family, like many places it is not without its challenges. There has been a...

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Conversations on Health and Well-Being

Kristin DeArruda Wharton is a Cook County resident and a current fellow with the Bush Foundation. In 2017, DeArruda Wharton approached WTIP with the...

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Dr. Seth Moore – Grand Portage Wildlife Biologist

The Grand Portage Reservation is located in the far northeast corner of Minnesota, on the rocky North Shore of Lake Superior in Cook County....

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Field Notes

Molly Hoffman became a birder following a 1970 course in Ornithology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth which was part of a degree in...

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Jaye White
Going Green in Cook County

The people who call the North Shore home are often recognized for their creative and innovative thinking and lifestyles. In addition, a strong connection...

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Rhonda Silence
Grand Portage CACHE project

The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has created the CACHE Project, which stands for “Community Agriculture through Culture, Health and Education.” The...

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Gunflint Notebook

Steve lives on the Gunflint Trail and his archived audio series, “Gunflint Notebook,” highlights life on the Trail. Steve has a knack for tackling...

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Gunflint Woods, Winds, and Strings Concerts

The Gunflint Woods, Winds, and Strings Concerts was held on the Gunflint Trail for many years and WTIP recorded these muscians.  

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Gus’ Wild Side

Gus writes about our connections to Nature as he explores wildness from the High Arctic to his own backyard along the North Shore of...

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History Speaks

History Speaks is an exploration and presentation of aspects of our region’s past. Through shared stories with familiar voices, we delve into our region’s...

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In the Spirit of Medicine

Dr. Arne Vainio is an enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and a family practice doctor on the Fond Du Lac...

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International Students

Over the past years, WTIP volunteer Joni Peterson has interviewed many of the international workers that come to Cook County.  Joni asks them a...

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It Happens Here: The Roots of Racial Inequity on the North Shore

WTIP is taking a deeper look at who we are as a community. Part of the effort is our commitment to learn more about...

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Lake Superior Project

Lake Superior holds 10 percent of the world’s fresh water. It is an undeniably huge resource. The lake means different things to different people,...

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Legacy of Hunting and Trapping on the North Shore

This project focuses on the diverse cultural and historical aspects of life in the rich outdoor setting on the North Shore. It explores the...

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Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC began in the spring of 1933. It was started by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the...

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Carah Thomas
Live Music Archive

WTIP regularly hosts live in-studio music. We feature local musicians, groups and bands as well as musicians and bands visiting the area.

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Living on the Edge: Exploring Economic Reality in Cook County

This series takes a broad look at the economic issues facing our community. Through this series WTIP delves into the challenges we face as...

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Local Music Project

The Local Music Project is a monthly, locally-produced feature highlighting the music and talents of local and visiting musicians. Support for this feature comes...

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Magnetic North

Vicki lives on a 116 year-old homestead in Colvill that she and her late husband, Paul moved to from the Twin Cities years ago....

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Mindfulness Monday

  “Mindfulness Monday” is a bimonthly feature by the Local Mental Health Advisory Council featured on North Shore Morning.     WTIP Community Radio...

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Minnesota Women of Song

WTIP Community Radio · Minnesota’s Women of Song

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Moments In Time

The North  Shore is home to a rich history and diverse culture. In Moments in Time, we speak with community members about their memories from different...

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Money Matters

Money Matters with Scott Oeth is a monthly feature on North Shore Morning. Scott is a certified financial planner and Adjunct Professor. He’s taught hundreds of...

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Moore Music

WTIP’s Music Director, Will Moore reviews new music

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David R. Johnson
North Woods Naturalist

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in the Hovland area and keeps close tabs on daily changes happening in the...

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Northern Sky

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota. She authors the Minnesota Starwatch column, and contributes to WTIP bi-monthly on the...

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NorthShore ArtScene

Joan Farnam’s weekly blog NorthShore ArtScene can be heard on Thursday morning’s North Shore Morning at 8:40 a.m., and on Saturday morning’s North Shore...

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Notes from Reservation River

Writer Jess Koski is a Grand Portage tribal member, an avid runner, forager, gardener, philosopher and humorist. He dispatches his “Jessays” from his home...

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Of Woods and Words

Of Woods and Words is a WTIP original feature, written and produced by Gunflint Trail resident Ada Igoe. Ada is proud to be homegrown...

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Pack & Paddle

On Pack & Paddle, we get the benefit of learning how to make our outdoor adventures more fun and safe from an experienced outdoor guide and...

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Will Moore
Powering Down

Powering Down is a series that takes a look at Cook County residents who live “off the grid”. It explores their choices to downsize...

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Rhonda Silence
Reflections from Isle Royale Families

Isle Royale, the small island laying about 15 miles offshore from Grand Portage, was once home to a thriving community of fishermen and their...

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Remembering Leng’s Fountain

WTIP collected stories about Leng’s Fountain, an old-fashioned soda fountain in downtown Grand Marais. We received many calls, in which people shared memories of...

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Rhonda Silence
School News

School News is a WTIP feature that had to be put on hold due to the pandemic and we hope to have it return...

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Sounds and Sparks

Sounds and Sparks is an original feature on WTIP that features Minnesota musicians telling the stories and meanings behind their latest songs and diving...

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Sunny’s Back Yard

Sunny has lived off-grid in rural Lake County for the past 17 years and is a regular commentator on WTIP. She shares what’s been...

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Will Moore
Superior Canines

A series about dogs in Cook County and around the Lake Superior region. Hear stories about mushing, outdoor adventures. heroic dogs, and the humans...

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Rhonda Silence
Superior National Forest Update

The Superior National Forest Update helps you keep up to date with Forest activities that you might encounter while driving, boating, or hiking in...

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The 1999 Blowdown Storm: Looking Back After 20 Years

During the early-morning hours of July 4, 1999, a series of thunderstorms formed over portions of North and South Dakota.  As the day moved...

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The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams

“The Marvelous Imagination of Katie Addams” is written and performed by Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux. For Katie Addams, summer vacation means trips to the farm, climbing hay bales,...

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The Retrievers – Amy Addy

Amy Addy with The Retrievers / Missing Pets in the Northland talks with WTIP’s North Shore Morning host on the first Friday of the...

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To Minnesota With Love

Christina Macgillivray’s production company takes her all over the world but her heart is firmly rooted in Minnesota, especially the North Shore. She wanted...

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Trail Time

“Trail Time” by Marcia Roepke highlights events and phenology on the Gunflint Trail. Heard every other Friday on North Shore Morning

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Traveling the Old North Shore

Minnesota’s North Shore stretches from Duluth to the Canadian border. Known for its dramatic and pristine natural landscape, the area also has a history...

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Walking the Old Road

Walking the Old Road: The Story of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Chippewa is a series told through the words and stories of...

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Lorrie Oswald
Weekend Outdoors

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us to share his observations on what’s going on in the great outdoors. Tune in to...

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What Matters to Us: Growing Up Near Lake Superior

There are many reasons for why people choose to live on the North Shore, but many young people are either born here or move...

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Wildersmith on the Gunflint

Fred Smith, a native Iowan re-located to the wilderness of border country at the end of the century, has been writing of happenings in...

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WTIP Housing Series: The Long-Term Rental Crunch

This series focuses on the local workforce housing crunch facing Cook County. It shares anecdotes of the struggles people face when trying to find...

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