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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.

 


What's On:
Timmy Haus in Studio A

Timmy Haus brings wide variety of music to Studio A

Grand Marais' Timmy Haus is a versatile musician who's been playing professionally for years. He joined Dave and Dick for fun chat and a range of songs, including a great rock & roll/holiday mashup. You can learn more about Timmy and his music here

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Jon Kallberg

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg returns to The Roadhouse

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg made a long-awaited return visit to The Roadhouse with two beautiful guitars. Listen for stories about these unique instruments, and both original and cover tunes. You can hear Jon in person at Lutsen Resort in February.

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courtesy diversifieddiners.com

Saving a part of Americana--old diners restored and repurposed

Steve Harwin bought his first diner in 1987..and has been preserving this special part of American history ever since. Dave caught up with him to learn how he got into the business, why it's important to save these unique structures, and much more. You can learn more about Steve's business, Diversified Diners, here

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courtesy www.pincushiontrails.org

All kinds of things happening at Pincushion Mountain--Chris Hegg checks in

The Pincushion Trails are a recreation hot spot year-round, and right now, cross-country skiing is great. North Superior Ski & Run Club president Chris Hegg sat down with Dick to talk about trail conditions, new projects, and upcoming events, like the winter festival happening Feb. 12. You can learn more about Pincushion here

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William Arnold

U of M's William Arnold on triclosan and the environment

On January 1st, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to ban soaps containing a common antibacterial agent called triclosan. Professor William Arnold is with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, and has been studying the effects of triclosan on the environment.

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Jim McGowan

Jim McGowan returns to the Roadhouse

Local musician Jim McGowan returns with his guitar to play for Dave and Dick on the Roadhosue.

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Writer/vital communities speaker Jay Walljasper

Making Grand Marais more walkable with Jay Walljasper on the Roadhouse

Jay Walljasper is a writer, speaker, and authority on vital communities. He shares stories and strategies that inspire people to make changes in their lives, hometowns and the world. Jay conducted two workshops here in December on how to make Grand Marais and Cook County more walkable.

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Buck Benson

Buck Benson shares his stories of Nepal on the Roadhouse

Local adventurer and former WTIP host Buck Benson returns to the Roadhouse to talk about his latest biking trip to Nepal. He's giving a full presentation on it at North House Folk School on Thursday, January 5, at 7pm. 

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SInger/pianist/performer Sherrie Lindskog with two of the WTIP Chorus members

Sing along with Sherrie Lindskog and the WTIP Chorus

Dave & Dick welcomed Sherrie Lindskog to Studio A for delightful piano music, Christmas carols, and laughter. Merry Christmas!

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chilly interview!

National Ice Core Lab stores samples from ice sheets all over the world

The National Ice Core Laboratory near Denver is...sorry...a really cool place. It's the repository for miles of ice that contains information about the planet's past and the history of its climate. Dick chatted with Richard Nunn, assistant curator of the lab, about what they do there, why it's important, and the special challenges involved with storing and studying ice. You can learn lots more about the lab at their website.

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