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Plucked Up String Band

The Plucked Up String Band made a return appearance on The Roadhouse. The band is, from left: Will Moore, upright bass; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Matt Nesheim, guitar; Amanda Hand, vocals; and Bill Hansen, dobro. You can learn more about the band and their schedule on their...


new book by Bob King, "Astro Bob" blogger

Bob King, creator of the Astro Bob blog in the Duluth News-Tribune, has written a great new book about how to find planets, constellations, satellites, and more, without a telescope. It's called "Night Sky with the Naked Eye." Bob talked...


"Homemade" by Beatrice Ojakangas

Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of 29 cookbooks and recognized in the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. Her new memoir, "Homemade," is about growing up in a big Finnish family in northern Minnesota and moving out into the bigger world to become a very successful food writer. She...


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It's Roadhouse tradition to check in with the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk Line...where you can call 1-800-BUTTERBALL for all kinds of turkey-related advice. Home economist Jan Allen joined Dick to chat about what they do--and this year, you can also text your questions, 24 hours a...


Flotilla meets the Freemans upon their return

Amy & Dave Freeman spent the last year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to call attention to the value of wilderness in the face of proposed mining projects nearby. They chatted with Dick the day before appearing at North House Folk School as the featured...


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With Thanksgiving around the corner, now's a natural time for parents, grandparents and teachers to promote gratitude in kids. Dr. Giacomo Bono, assistant professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been studying gratitude in children. He chatted with...


Floydian Slip in Studio A

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip stopped by Studio A on their way to a gig in Grand Marais. Floydian Slip is Andy Noyes, guitar & vocals; Olaf Kirsten, guitar & vocals; Jeff Kriner, percussion; and Scott McCafferty, bass & vocals. You can learn more about the band and their...


"Torn in Two" by Michael Schumacher

Great Lakes historian and author Michael Schumacher spoke with Dave recently about his latest book, "Torn in Two, " which recounts the story of the 1966 sinking of the freighter Daniel J. Morrell, and of its only survivor, Dennis Hale. 

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Jim Hurst is a master of bluegrass guitar, and an experienced instructor and session musician as well. He was in town for the 26th annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort, put on by the North Shore Music Association. Jim stopped by The Roadhouse to chat about his music and...


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WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the language of bark. This is...

Hi. This is Brandee Wenzel, administrative support assistant, with this week’s National...



Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota...

The Grand Portage Passage was a long-distance sled dog race that was held from 1999...


Artist's Point
Artist's Point is a landmark in Grand Marais, a distinctive spit of land that extends into Lake...
Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than 10 years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio facilitator at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...

Well the weather outside’s been less than frightful, since our last meeting on the radio....
Sawbill Lake, on a windy day, looking deceptively like open water, but it is actually ice - flooded by rain.

Congratulations to Craig Horak who has stepped up to fill the Tofte Township Supervisor position...



The yearly spending madness in America is officially underway with the “black...


Henry Wehseler, 1921-2016

I was saddened to hear, somewhat belatedly, that Henry Wehseler, long-time Tofte resident and...



Gunflint territory has chalked up week three of November, and little has changed with regard to...
The town hall, fire department, and rescue squad buildings, reflecting the 17 years of outstanding leadership from Paul James

Leadership is on everyone's mind these days, as it usually is after a presidential election....



What a difference a couple weeks can make. November has turned uncommonly in the opposite...


Brady Lillie and Birch Grove alum, Josh Schmidt, are performing for the Birch Grove Community School dinner at Papa Charlie's

I'm feeling proud to be from Cook County this week. Our local election season was civil,...