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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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Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band in the house for member drive

Local faves the Plucked Up String Band (Will Moore, bass; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Amanda Hand, guitar; Bill Hansen, dobro) joined the Roadhouse crew during membership drive to up the energy and get people pledging. Go to their new website here for more info, including upcoming performances.

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Dr. Mark Seeley in Studio A

Meteorologist Mark Seeley stops by The Roadhouse to talk all things weather

Dr. Mark Seeley, a leader in Minnesota's climate community and a regular guest on MPR, stopped by Studio A during membership drive. He was in town for the Lake Superior Storm Festival weekend. Mark talked with CJ about our unusual November, predictions for the coming winter, and much more. You can find his WeatherTalk blog here

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JIm McGowan playing for Join Together membership drive

Jim McGowan joins The Roadhouse during membership drive

One of our favorite solo artists, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A during membership drive to chat and play. 

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Kao Kalia Yang's first book, "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir"

Writer Kao Kalia Yang to visit Grand Marais this week for Readers & Writers Festival

Kao Kalia Yang is an author, teacher, and public speaker who's written two books about her Hmong family's experiences in Laos, Thailand, and the U.S. She joined Ann Possis to share how she approaches her writing. Kalia will be in Grand Marais this week to teach and present at the North Shore Readers & Writers Festival. WTIP will broadcast a panel discussion she's on, Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the library, on writing about charged topics. Jay Andersen will moderate the event. 

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courtesy Bill Hansen

Cook County's Bill Hansen shares tales from Kenya trips

Bill Hansen, active community leader and former longtime owner of Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, spent two weeks in Kenya recently with his son, Adam. He dropped by Studio A to share his adventures.

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courtesy Isabelle Groc

Working dogs help to protect wildlife

Isabelle Groc is an environmental writer and conservation photographer based in Vancouver. She recently wrote an article for Ensia about working dogs that help preserve endangered species and other wildlife. CJ Heithoff chatted with Isabelle to learn more.

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Brothers in Arms, Studio A

Brothers in Arms makes Roadhouse debut

Local band Brothers in Arms made their Roadhouse debut, and rocked the house! The band is: Joe Peterson, drums; Drew Heinonen, guitar; Jim Miller, guitar; and Jonathan Steckelberg, bass. 

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A scene in Montana, from Lars Hasselblad-Torres' "Search for America"

One man's 'Search for America'--listening to what ordinary folks think about democracy

Lars Hasselblad-Torres, a Vermont writer, artist and educator, is making a road trip across the country to find out what regular people have to say about democracy and about making our country 'a more perfect union'. Dave caught up with him somewhere near the West Coast to learn more about his project, "Search for America," and what he's finding so far. You can follow his trip and blog here.

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Food writer Beth Dooley

Eating local, eating well--chatting with food writer & cookbook author Beth Dooley

Beth Dooley is a Twin Cities food writer and cookbook author who loves to focus on local food. She joined CJ recently to talk about why eating local and fresh is a good thing for so many reasons. You can read more about Beth and her ideas on food here

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Superstitions come in many forms

Why are we superstitious? Expert talks to us on Friday the 13th

Did you give Friday the 13th a second thought? Or maybe you have other superstitions. Dr. Stuart Vyse is a psychologist, and the author of "Believing in Magic: The Psychology of Superstition," and he chatted with Dave all about it.

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