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The Roadhouse

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  • Friday 5-7pm
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Arts & Culture Interviews & Live Music
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Dave TerSteeg & CJ Heithoff and producer Ann Possis provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! 
 
Arts, cultural and history features on WTIP are made possible in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Check out other programs and features funded in part with support from the Heritage Fund.

 


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U of MN "Super Sponge" can clean mercury from lakes

A research team at the U of MN has developed a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source in seconds. Dave talked with the team's leader, Prof. Abdennour Abbas, of the department of bioproducts and biosystems engineering at the U. You can learn more about his lab here.

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Joe Paulik

Joe Paulik stops by Studio A

Local singer/songwriter Joe Paulik stopped by Studio A to chat with Dave and CJ, and to play a few songs, both covers and original compositions. Listen for some wonderful whistling, too. Joe's new double album, "Zaspalo Je Siroce," can be found at Birch Bark Books and at Joe's performances around the region.

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Rebekah Novinger & Aidan Driscoll, MN SkyVault Theater

Minnesota SkyVault Theater brings Shakespeare to life, 21st-century style

The award-winning Minnesota SkyVault Theater, from Rochester,  was in town for Shakespeare week to perform at Voyageur Brewing. Troupe members Aidan Driscoll and Rebekah Novinger, along with director Daved Driscoll and coordinator Charis O'Neill, stopped by The Roadhouse to preview their delightful original music and chat about their work.

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from left: Kyle Westrick, Rich Mattson, Germaine Gemberling

Rich Mattson & the Northstars bring high-energy music for membership drive

Sparta, Minn.-based Rich Mattson and the Northstars joined us in Studio A during membership drive for great original music.

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Frozen Britches in Studio A

Celtic duo Frozen Britches celebrates St. Pat's Day in Studio A

Local duo Frozen Britches (Erik Hahn, flute and whistle; Tom van Cleve, fiddle) stopped by the Roadhouse to observe St. Patrick's Day and make delightful Celtic music for the Grassroots Radio membership drive. 

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Polar explorer Ann Bancroft talks achievements, challenges and future projects

March is Women's History Month, and we were lucky to speak with a Minnesota woman who made history by becoming the first woman to cross the ice to both the North and South poles. Ann Bancroft joined CJ to talk about those epic adventures, what she's found as her greatest challenges, and her current projects including the Ann Bancroft Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Follow Ann's expeditions here.

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Plucked Up String Band

The Plucked Up String Band returns to The Roadhouse

Local favorites the Plucked Up String Band made a return appearance on The Roadhouse recently, this time playing all covers. The band is: Amanda Hand, guitar & vocals; Elliot Noyce, mandolin & vocals; Will Moore, upright bass & vocals, Matt Nesheim, banjo & vocals; and Bill Hansen, dobro. (Drummer Kieran Scannell was away).  

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Study finds secret to success of diverse forests

Scientists from the U of MN think they've found the reson why diverse forests are often more productive than monocultures. Laura Williams, a graduate student at the U and lead author of the study, chatted with CJ about the study and its findings and implications. 

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Phil Huston, courtesy clearlungsadventure.com

Clear Lungs Adventure, based in Silver Bay, promotes healthy breathing & exercise

Phil Huston is an adventurer, climber, speaker, and cancer survivor who now resides in Silver Bay. He joined Dave in Studio A to tell his personal story of how and why he came to found Clear Lungs Adventure

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Thea Ennen & Dave JaVue return to The Roadhouse

River Falls, Wisc.-based singer/songwriters Thea Ennen and Dave JaVue visited The Roadhouse after a long absence. We were delighted to have them back and hear their moving, original folk music. 

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