Community & Culture

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...
Lake Superior
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...
Cooper turning a bowl
Cooper Ternes makes wooden bowls patterned after the Scandinavian tradition. In this edition of WTIP’s Artist Open House, Cooper talks about the stories that come with his bowls and how those stories develop over...
Bald eagle on the DNR's eagle cam
Buck and Ann speak with Lori Naumann, Information Director of non-game wildlife with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, about the DNR's webcam documenting the lives of two bald eagles and their young. Neumann discusses past failures with the webcam and this year's successes,...
Kenneth Newhams, founder of Duluth Shipping News
Buck talks with Kenneth Neuhams, the founder and publisher of the Duluth Shipping News. Newhams speaks on how he fell into such a unique career, the daily ship traffic in Duluth, the ice on Superior from an unusually cold winter, and how it is affecting ships on the Lake such as U.S. Coast guard...
Hood Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

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


River Otter (Lontra canadensis)

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


Crocuses Sprouting

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


Maple Hill School
Willard Nelson and WTIP's Carah Thomas at Hillhaven senior housing in Grand Marais, MN.
In this edition of Moments in Time, we visit with Willard Nelson, grandson of the founders of...
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...

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...
River Otter
No foolin’, it’s April!  As the keying of this week's scoop began filling the...
Proud Father, Colin, the Cochin Frizzle Banty
Welcome back to Magnetic North, now into our second official week of spring (according to the...
Sunset
There are definitely some trade-offs to living in the West End.  We get to live in one of the...
One of Sunny's Huskies