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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:
Lindsay Gault, taking a break from his epic bike ride

New Zealand biker stops in Grand Marais on trip from Arctic Circle, via the Pacific, to Nova Scotia

Lindsay Gault of New Zealand is bicycling from the Arctic Circle to the Atlantic, with a stop at the Pacific, to raise money for the Cancer Society of New Zealand. He's a friend of local cyclist/adventurer/former Roadhouse host Buck Benson, and stopped in Grand Marais to visit. CJ sat down with Lindsay to find out more. You can read his blog here. 

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Black River Revue in Studio A

Black River Revue returns to The Roadhouse with original bluegrass

"Freshwater bluegrass" band Black River Revue, from Duluth and Superior, made a delightful return appearance on The Roadhouse. Listen for great original tunes and news of their upcoming CD release and tour this fall. Black River Revue is Adam Stariha, guitar/vocals/harmonica; Ian Kvale, bass/vocals; Tim Leutgeb, banjo/guitar/vocals; and Nate Hynum, mandolin/vocals.  You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here. 

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mmm...ice cream

Secrets for successfully packing ice cream for the trail, revealed

Kassondra Cloos is associate editor of SNEWS (publication of the outdoor gear industry), as well as a freelance writer. She recently had an article in Backpacker Magazine about her experiments with bringing ice cream on hiking and camping trips. She joined Dave to share her secrets for success. You can learn more about Kassondra's work and writing here.

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Roadhouse checks in with Denny Caneff, new Superior Hiking Trail Association executive director

Denny Caneff is the new executive director of the Superior Hiking Trail Association, coming to the shore by way of Madison, Wisc., where he led the River Alliance of Wisconsin. CJ chatted with him about his new role, what he sees as the biggest challenges and assets of the trail, and much more. You can learn more about the trail and the SHTA here.

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Courtney Yasmineh & Rob Genadek in Studio A

Singer/songwriter Courtney Yasmineh makes Roadhouse debut

Rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Courtney Yasmineh visited The Roadhouse for the first time recently, while in town to perform at the Stars of the North Music Festival. She and her producer Rob Genadek made amazing music, and Courtney shared stories about her life and career. You can learn more about Courtney and her music here. Her first work of literary fiction, "A Girl Called Sidney," is just out from Gibson House Press.

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Mike Stout

Prior Lake man paddles across Lake Superior solo, no support boat

Mike Stout of Prior Lake recently crossed the Big Lake alone in his kayak, something few people ever do. He chatted with CJ about why he wanted to do it, and what the 70-mile, 27 1/2-hour trip was like. 

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Grand Marais harbor

International Yacht Race returns to Grand Marais

One of the oldest annual boat races on Lake Superior, the International Yacht Race, returned to Grand Marais last weekend. Dave chatted with Bob VanderPloeg, fleet captain of the Thunder Bay Yacht Club, about the race and its challenges and pleasures.

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Crazy Chester brings Southern-influenced rock to The Roadhouse

St. Paul-based band Crazy Chester honors the music of classic, blues-filled roots rock. They made their Roadhouse debut when they were in town recently to play at the Tavern. Crazy Chester is: Steve Abenth, percussion & vocals; Martin Marty, guitar & vocals; Drew Peterson, bass guitar & vocals; Bill Singsaas, guitar; and Dan Raschick, percussion & drums. Learn more about them on their Facebook page. 

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Happiness affects health in many ways--researcher explains

Most of us have heard the common wisdom that our happiness can affect our physical health--and now a team of researchers has confirmed it. Prof. Ed Diener and his team, in a comprehensive review of studies on subjective well-being, has found that there is a connection between happiness and health in some instances. Prof. Diener is a leading expert on happiness, and he  joined Dave recently to talk about these findings. You can learn more about the link between happiness and health here.

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Lake Superior by Bryan Hansel

REI launches Force of Nature effort to advance gender equity in the outdoors

Outdoor co-op REI recently launched a comprehensive effort to promote gender equity in the outdoors. CJ spoke with Bloomington flagship store manager Brian Harrow about the effort, what REI is trying to achieve, and why it's important. You can learn more about their efforts here.

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