Paula Marie Powell: A Kayaking Adventure with a Hammerhead Shark


Since our very first show, WTIP Community Radio has enjoyed interacting with young people in our community. We had young people in the studio for youth radio projects and to give us the latest school newsletter. We have reported on sporting events, plays and, of course, graduation ceremonies.

And…we periodically check on Cook County grads and former North Shore residents as they embarked on interesting adventures and meaningful careers in a series called Where Are They Now?

In this segment, WTIP’s Rhonda Silence speaks to a woman who certainly raises the question in a different way: where is she now?

Hear Rhonda talk about her travels with Paula Marie Powell, a 1997 Cook County High School graduate who spent much of her childhood at her family’s Chippewa Inn complex on the Canadian side of Saganaga Lake. Paula now spends her summers living and working in Grand Portage with Grand Portage-Isle Royale Transportation Lines, but travels to warmer climates in the winter.

WTIP joined her in Panama to learn about an adventure she had while trekking in Pompano Beach, Florida – a thrilling offshore encounter with a hammerhead shark. Click here to see Paula’s video of the event.


If you know anyone with ties to our North Shore community who could be featured in an upcoming Where Are They Now? article, please contact Rhonda Silence by calling 218-387-1070 or emailing rhonda

where are they now is made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.



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