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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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from left: Ningiukulu Teevee, Taqralik Partridge, Nina Segalowitz

Artists, singers from this year's Inuit Premiere stop by The Roadhouse

Every year, Sivertson Gallery holds the Inuit Premiere, featuring Inuit art and throat singing. This year's featured artist, Ningiukulu Teevee, and throat singers Taqralik Partridge and Nina Segalowitz, joined CJ to talk about their work and to demonstrate the art of throat singing.

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Staying in the present can help you reduce stress

Mindfulness as a way to manage stress in today's world

With so many terrible events happening in the world lately, it's a great time to hear from someone who can help us learn to manage our stress. Doug Kennedy is the leader of the Mindfulness in Education Initiative at the Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing at the U of MN. He talked with guest host Rae Lemke about mindfulness, what it is, and how it can help us deal with sadness and stress. 

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Lake Agnes by Travis Novitsky

Why are pharmaceuticals & other chemicals found in remote MN lakes? Scientist weighs in

Pharmaceuticals and other chemicals have been found in remote Minnesota lakes, far from any land that would create runoff. Mark Ferrey, a scientist with the MN Pollution Control Agency, joined Dave to explain how this might be happening. You can learn more on the MPCA site.

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"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," just out from U of MN Press

"Seven Ways to Trick a Troll" author Lisa Lunge-Larsen, illustrator Kari Vick chat with CJ

Lutsen artist Kari Vick and Duluth author Lise Lunge-Larsen are out with a wonderful new book, "Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," for kids and adults of all ages. CJ chatted with them about the book and how they collaborated to make it happen. Lise and Kari will sign copies of the book Sat., Oct. 21 at Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais.

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Lake scene, Cook County

Wisconsinites plot to steal our lakes; Minnesotans fight back

We read recently about a fiendish plot by some Wisconsin folks to steal Minnesota's lakes! Naturally this warranted further investigation. Lisa Legge, web editor and reporter for the Pioneer Press, who broke the story, joined Dave to fill us in. You can read her original story here. 

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2017 Ig Nobel ceremony

27th Ig Nobel Prizes awarded at Harvard--science that makes you laugh, then makes you think

The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes were recently awarded at Harvard University. They're given every year for scientific achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. Marc Abrahams, the editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, joined Dave to talk about this year's winners, including a study on whether a cat can be both a solid and a liquid. You can learn lots more about the awards and the science here. 

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"A Year in the Wilderness," named one of 20 Big Indie Books of Fall 2017 by Publishers Weekly

Dave & Amy Freeman talk about their new book, "A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters"

Explorers Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to bring attention to threats to this area. Now they're out with a book about their experience, complete with gorgeous photos from their journey. They stopped by The Roadhouse to speak with CJ about the book and their experience. You can learn more about the book here. 

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Fred Anderson

Fred Anderson returns to The Roadhouse

Local musician Fred Anderson revisited The Roadhouse the weekend of Radio Waves. Listen for his beautiful guitar on both originals and covers. 

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Peatlands are very efficient at storing carbon

Don't know much about peatlands? This will get you started

If you're like most people, you don't know a whole lot about peatlands. But it turns out they're very important to the planet's health and to countering climate change. Jeremy Hance of St. Paul, a science writer for Ensia, mongabay.com, and other publications, recently wrote an article about peatlands. He joined Dave to explain what peat is and why it is so important.

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Douglas Wood's latest book

Longtime wilderness guide Douglas Wood on his new memoir, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters"

Douglas Wood, longtime wilderness guide, is also a prolific author, perhaps best known for his first book, "Old Turtle." Now he's out with a memoir about the mysteries of the natural world, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters." He talked with CJ about the book and what he hopes to evoke and share with others about canoe country. 

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