Arts & Culture

The Superior Hiking Trail on the North Shore

Moments in Time: Early Roads of the North Shore

As you travel along highway 61 today, it’s hard to imagine that just over 150 years ago, the only thing connecting Cook County with lower sections of the North Shore was a long, intricate system


Neil Sherman at a small Lake Superior point.

Artist Open House features painter Neil Sherman

Cook County artist Neil Sherman can often be seen out of doors painting the natural scenes in front of him. WTIP’s Jay Andersen has this Artist Open House profile of a plein air painter.


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Rich Mattson & Germaine Gemberling stop by The Roadhouse

Matthew Brown and Ann Possis hosted Germaine Gemberling and Rich Mattson in Studio A Sept. 9 for conversation and original music. They were in town to perform at WTIP's Radio Waves music festival.


Bret Higgins, Miranda Mulholland, Tony Dekker, Erik Arnesen, and Greg Millson

The Great Lakes Swimmers front man on his music, songwriting and upcoming performance in Grand Marais

The Great Lakes Swimmers hail from Toronto, Ontario. The band is known for its haunting sound and for pushing the musical boundaries of folk, country and indy-rock.


"By the time the state fair fires up, most people up north have developed a dull, harried look in the back of their eyes"

Of Woods and Words: A Malady Called "August"

When I called a vendor last week to reorder some merchandise, he asked how I was doing.


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Larry Groce & Mountain Stage coming to Grand Marais Sept. 15 & 16

Buck chatted recently with Larry Groce, host and artistic director of the Mountain Stage Radio Show, which is carried on WTIP. Mountain Stage is coming to Grand Marais Sept. 15 & 16 to tape two shows during Unplugged X at North House Folk School.


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Author and humorist Michael Perry stops by The Roadhouse

Bob chatted Sept. 2 with Michael Perry, author, humorist and singer/songwriter, about his performances at the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin.


Historic Edison Fishery on Isle Royale

Moments in Time: Stuart Sivertson on Isle Royale

Isle Royale, off the North Shore of Lake Superior, was designated as a National Park in the early 1940's.  At that time, there was a vibrant community of commercial fishing families on the is


In the past week, firefighting personnel in these parts have put out at least three out-of-control campfires

Of Woods and Words: The Central Campfires

Back in the days of Greek mythology when the Titan Prometheus gave fire to the mortals, Zeus tied him to a rock for the eagles to eat his liver out.


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'A Century of Jazz' sneak preview on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Ann Possis hosted Mike DeBevec, Mike Roth and Eric Hahn in studio Aug. 26 to preview 'A Century of Jazz,' their musical overview of the history of jazz, happening Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs?