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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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World's Best Donuts

Everything you ever wanted to know about World's Best Donuts

Everybody loves Grand Marais' World's Best Donuts--so Julie Carlson invited second- and third-generation donut makers Dee Brazell and Stacey Hawkins, and their mom, Sherrie Lindskog, to stop by The Roadhouse and chat about the fun stories and history behind this family-run business. Their first 'cash register' was a tackle box.

***WARNING***: Listening to this story may cause severe cravings and/or sudden trips to downtown Grand Marais. 

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Avoid being 'greenwashed' when looking for environmentally-friendly products

What do those labels on 'ecofriendly' products really mean? Dave chatted with Dr. Tim Smith of the U of MN Institute on the Environment's NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise to learn what to look for and how to better read those labels. Dr. Smith suggests the Good Guide phone app as one of many tools to help make more environmentally-friendly buying decisions.  

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Michael Monroe in Studio A

Local favorite Michael Monroe returns to The Roadhouse

Longtime favorite Michael Monroe stopped by Studio A recently to chat about what he's up to lately, and play both original tunes and covers. You can learn more about Michael's music, schedule, and log cabin concerts here

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Restorative justice: A different approach to addressing crime and harm between people

Restorative justice is an approach to repairing harm that considers all parties involved and focuses more on healing and rebuilding than it does on punishment. Kay Pranis, senior associate at the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University in Boston, will give a talk about the process at Cook County Higher Education Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. She joined Dick to explain what restorative justice is and give a preview of her talk.

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World's largest rubber duck heads to Duluth for Tall Ships festival

The adorable, popular six-stories-tall rubber duck is coming to Duluth for the Tall Ships festival, August 18 to 21. Dave chatted all things duck with her creator, Craig Samborski of Draw Events, which organizes the Tall Ships event and owns the World's Largest Rubber Duck. 

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Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller, left, & Amymarie Schmidt)

Hovland duo Red Dirt Girl makes radio debut

New musical duo Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller & Amymarie Schmidt) made their radio debut on The Roadhouse last week. Look for them to play around town this summer.

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U of MN looks for public input on prioritizing invasive species

Researchers at the MN Invasive Terrestrial Plants & Pests Center recently compiled an extensive paper that ranks the 124 top invaders--and now they're looking for input from you. Dick spoke with Rob Venette, director of the center, and Heather Koop, associate director, about the report, why it's important, and how you can help. They're accepting public input on their website through July 29.

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Forest bathing---improve your health by immersing yourself in nature

Ever hear of forest bathing? It's an idea that comes from Japan, of literally immersing yourself in nature to improve your mental and physical health. Dr. Jean Larson of the Center for Spirituality & Healing and the U of MN Arboretum joined Dave recently to explain why getting out into the forest, away from the bustle of modern urban life, is good for body and soul. 

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The Wrong Omar, July 2016

The Wrong Omar visits The Roadhouse for membership drive

The Wrong Omar (Joey Shaheen, Becky Shaheen, and Laura Lou, with Brian Reidinger on percussion) brought their fun brand of music to the big tent during membership drive last week. Be sure to listen for Joey's dream and the resulting song...you can learn more about the band and their schedule at thewrongomar.com.

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Local book group focuses on just one author...Shakespeare

Local residents Tom McCann and Hillary Freeman are organizers of a read & study group that focuses on the works of Shakespeare. They chatted with Dick recently about the whys and hows of this unique book group. Interview includes their email addresses if you'd like to join them. 

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