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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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Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble

Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble concert to feature local performers, original music

The Sky Blue Jazz Ensemble (the version in studio was Mike DeBevec, keyboard; Eric Hahn, sax; Karina Roth, vocals; Barb LaVigne, flute; Mike Roth, bass) stopped by Studio A recently to preview their upcoming concert. It's called "All Our Own Jazz," Oct. 22, 7 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, and will feature local musicians playing original compositions.

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Fall on the Gunflint Trail by Bryan Hansel

Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook visits as fall sets in

We caught up recently with one of our favorite guests, Sam Cook, outdoors editor for the Duluth News Tribune. He and Dave talked grouse hunting, nuisance bears,  new regulations, and much more. You can read Sam's articles and columns here.

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2016 IgNobel Awards

2016 IgNobel prizes awarded--research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think

The IgNobels are awarded every year at Harvard University for research that first makes people laugh, then makes them think. Mike Reeves chatted with Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, about this year's awards, the incredible prizes involved, and why the whole thing got started. Nature (magazine) calls the IgNobel awards "the highlight of the scientific calendar." Celebrating research like the effect of wearing trousers on the sex life of rats, or assessing the perceived personalities of rocks, who could argue?

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courtesy ourshoresrun.org

Our Shores Run: Three friends ran around Lake Superior this summer

Three friends from Northland College, Andy Butter, Evan Flom, and Allissa Stutte, set out to run all the way around Lake Superior this summer. The team joined Dave to talk about their trip's success, highs and lows along the way, and what they learned about the world and themselves. You can read more about their adventure here.

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A recent "Captain Underpants" book

"Captain Underpants" creator Dav Pilkey visits The Roadhouse

What does children's book author Dav Pilkey have in common with Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, and Maya Angelou? His books, like theirs, appear on the list of books most often banned or challenged. Naturally this made us want to talk with him, which Dave Seaton did recently, about all kinds of things, including his best-selling Captain Underpants books, creating books kids actually want to read, and lots more. You can learn more about Dav Pilkey and his work here.

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Rocks and Water by David Grinstead

Geology expert John Green visits Cook County

Prof. John Green is a retired geology professor from UMD whose specialty is the geology of the Arrowhead region. He was in town to give a presentation at Chik-Wauk Nature Center and Museum, and was good enough to stop by and chat with Dave about all things North Shore rocks. He has written one of the definitive guides to rocks in our area, "Geology on Display: Geology and scenery of Minnesota's North Shore state parks."

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courtesy chastitybrownmusic.com

Chastity Brown brings powerful voice, original music to Studio A

Folk/roots/blues powerhouse Chastity Brown stopped by The Roadhouse recently with her guitarist, Robert Mulrennan, to play and discuss her  work. You can learn about her upcoming album, touring schedule, and more, here.

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Michele & Jim Miller

Jim and Michele Miller bring great harmonies to Studio A

Hovland duo Jim and Michele Miller stopped by to share their beautiful harmonies on both cover and original tunes. 

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Country Bug

Bughouse rocks The Roadhouse

Local faves Bughouse! (Al Oikari, piano & slide guitar; Rod Dockan, guitar; John Mianowski, bass) called themselves Country Bug and were joined in Studio A by Nashville singer-songwriter-actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas for a delightful session of music and laughter. 

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Dusty Heart in Studio A

Dusty Heart brings gorgeous harmonies to Studio A

Songwriters Barbara Jean and Molly Dean make up the recently-formed duo, Dusty Heart. They stopped by The Roadhouse on their way to perform at the ninth annual Radio Waves Music Festival. 

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