Community & Culture

Dave TerSteeg & Buck welcomed local musician & songwriter Michael Monroe and his guest, Twin Cities musician Prudence Johnson, to Studio A Apr. 18. Prudence was in town to appear at Michael's Log Cabin Concert the following evening. Listen for fun conversation and some gorgeous...


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Patrick Kohlin, kayak instructor and web specialist for UMD's Recreational Sports Outdoor Program, chatted with Dave Ter Steeg Apr. 18 about the program, what they do, and why it's important for many reasons to connect people to the big lake. This conversation is part of our effort...


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Legendary musician and activist Peter Yarrow joined Buck Apr. 18 for a conversation about his work and music, and the legacy he's working to create. Peter will perform and speak at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais Sat., April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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Eric Lugosch

Matthew and Deb get a live in-studio performance from Eric Lugosch of Chicago and Phil Heywood of Minneapolis. Both of them are virtuosos of a type of guitar playing called fingerstyle, and performed at Bluefin Bay in Tofte during Gordon Thorne's 4th Annual Fingerstyle Masters concert. The...


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Deb and Matthew speak with author James Norton and photographer Becca Dilley, who have just published a new book "Lake Superior Tastes: A Field Guide to Food and Drink Along the North Shore".  The book tells the stories of food and beverage artisans along the circle tour of Lake...
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Deb and Matthew are joined by George Wilkes, GM co-chair of MN Greenstep Cities, to talk about the program and what it means for changing Grand Marais towards sustainability. Wilkes goes in depth on how sustainability deals with social and economic concerns as well as environmental ones, and how to...
Ginny Sims
Ginny Sims, a potter, is the new artist in residence at the Art Colony in Grand Marais. She will be working and living at the colony for the next two weeks. On Friday she stopped by the Roadhouse to talk to Buck and Dave Seaton about her residency, including the inspiration and functionality of her...
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Lissa Radke, US Coordinator for the Lake Superior Bi-National Forum, calls in to the Roadhouse from Ashland, Wisconsin to talk with Buck...
Sarah Laskow
Versatile New York-based freelance writer Sarah Laskow stops by the Roadhouse to talk to Dave Seaton about her latest article "In...
Junco (Junco hyemalis)

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...


Regulus in Leo (Jure Srsen/Flikr)

Deane Morrison is a science writer...


Measuring Snow Depth

Local naturalist and retired teacher Larry Weber joins us each Saturday morning to share his...


Willard Nelson
In this edition of WTIP's ongoing historical series, Moments in Time, we talk with Willard...
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Joan Farnam
Joan Farnam has been writing about the arts scene on the North Shore for more than ten years. She is also a potter and the ceramics studio manager at the Grand Marais Art Colony and works as a...
Cook County Ramble
It’s a well-established fact that affordable housing for working people in Cook County is a...



Atmospheric conditions in the upper Gunflint have been tranquil with hints of “old...
Eric "Frosty" Frost
It’s time again for the annual West End guessing game called “when will the ice go...

In this edition of the Gunflint Notebook, WTIP volunteer commentator Steve Ramberg reflects on...
Gunflint Green-Up
A third of the way into month four and “old man winter” is still tinkering around with...

Gus shares his experiences working in a local sugar bush, an annual spring ritual.

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It’s not too early to mark your calendar for the “Gala for the Grove.”  The...