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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 Dick Swanson & Dave TerSteeg 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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Plucked Up String Band brings original sound to Studio A

The Plucked Up String Band (Amanda Hand, guitar; Bill Hansen, dobro; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Will Moore, upright bass; Kieran Scannell, drums) joined Dick and Dave Jan. 8 for delightful, original music and fun chat. They've got lots of gigs scheduled around the county this winter. You can learn more about them here.


 
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Largest solar array in state goes online at MSP airport

Minnesota's largest solar power project went online last month atop two parking ramps at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Dennis Probst, who spearheaded the project,  is executive vice president for the Metropolitan Airports Commission. He chatted with Dave Jan. 8 about the benefits of the project as well as the challenges involved. 


 
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How and where did dogs evolve? Scientist & veterinarian explains

A recently published study suggests that all dogs alive today can trace at least some of their ancestry back to dogs that were domesticated 33,000 years ago in southern East Asia. We wanted to learn more about man's (and woman's) best friend and where they came from, so we asked Dr. Ned Patterson, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the U of MN, to join us. He spoke with Dick Jan. 8.


 
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South Shore jam band Floydian Slip plays The Roadhouse

South Shore jam band Floydian Slip was in town New Year's weekend to play the Tavern. They joined Dave & Buck in studio for some great music. You can learn more about the band here.


 
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Climatologist/meteorologist Mark Seeley recaps 2015 weather, gives 2016 outook

2015 was a pretty unusual year for weather. Dr. Mark Seeley, extension climatologist, meteorologist, and professor, and regular guest on MPR, chatted about it with Dave on New Year's Day. You can read Mark's blog here


 
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Reina del Cid visits The Roadhouse

Twin Cities musicians Reina del Cid and Toni Lindgren were in town recently for a gig--we were fortunate enough to have them stop by Studio A. Listen to their gorgeous, original music--and you can learn and listen more here


 
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New book considers future of Minnesota's Iron Range

The future of mining on Minnesota's Iron Range continues to be a topic of discussion and debate throughout the region and beyond our state borders. A new book, "Taconite Dreams," by Prof. Jeffrey Manuel, explores this topic in detail. Joe Friedrichs spoke with Manuel recently. 


 
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Adam & Tim bring great bluegrass to Studio A

Adam (Stariha) & Tim (Tucker), also of the bluegrass group Black River Revue from Duluth/Superior, stopped by The Roadhouse Dec. 11 to chat and play a few high-energy tunes. You can hear and learn more here.


 
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Lonnie Dupre on his latest adventure, Vertical Nepal

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre recently returned from Nepal, where he and his team explored some newly-opened areas for possible climbs in 2016. He sat down with Dick Dec. 11 to share stories of his trip and what's next. You can learn more about Lonnie and his adventures here.


 
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Reduce your stress by practicing mindfulness--expert & teacher explains

Mindfulness has been linked to reduced stress and improved mental clarity, creativity and productivity. Alex Haley, who teaches mindfulness at the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the U of MN, spoke with Dave Dec. 11 about how and why mindfulness works to calm and make us more focused.  


 
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