Listen Now
Pledge Now


 
 

The Roadhouse

roadhousealaskasign_0.JPG

  • Friday 5-7pm
Genre: 
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:
Earthrise, NASA

Biodiversity valuable in many ways to humans and the planet

Researchers at the U of MN's College of Biological Science say we're on the brink of mass extinction, due to habitat destruction, overhunting, the introduction of nonnative species, and more. Forest Isbell, lead author of a study published in the scientific journal "Nature," joined Dave to explain the ways biodiversity benefits us, and why it's so important for humans and the whole planet.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
jimmcgowan.jpg

Singer-songwriter Jim McGowan stops by The Roadhouse

One of our regular guests, Jim McGowan, dropped by The Roadhouse for great conversation and beautiful music to kick off the holiday weekend.

Listen: 

 
Lake Superior Surf by David Grinstead

Bystander CPR can make big difference in outcome for drowning victims

When bystanders start CPR on a drowning victim before emergency personnel arrive, the victim has a better chance of a more complete recovery. That's the conclusion of a study led by Dr. Joshua Tobin, a medical school professor at the University of Southern California. Dr. Tobin joined Dave to talk about CPR, how simple it is, why it's important, and much more. In Cook County, CPR classes are offered at the YMCA, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, and some volunteer fire departments.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
"Alice in France"

New book offers letters of St. Paul woman who volunteered for service in WWI France

"Alice in France," just out from the MN Historical Society Press, is a collection of letters home from Alice O'Brien, a young St. Paul woman who volunteered in France in various roles during World War I. Nancy O'Brien Wagner, her great-niece as well as a historian, found the letters and created a fascinating portrait of her great-aunt and the times. She joined Ann Possis recently to talk about putting the book together. 

Listen: 
Program: 

 
The Pete K Group in Studio A

Pete K Group returns to The Roadhouse

Roadhouse faves The Pete K Group stopped in at The Roadhouse on their way to Grandma Rays. The Pete K Group is Pete Kavanaugh, guitar & vocals; Eric Meyer, bass & vocals, Mike Dubois, drums). High-energy music to get you in the weekend mood!

Listen: 

 
Briand Morrison (l.) & Sam Miltich

Briand Morrison & Sam Miltich team up for jazz session on The Roadhouse

Jazz guitarists Briand Morrison and Sam Miltich teamed up for a great performance on The Roadhouse before heading to a gig at Voyageur Brewing. Check out their websites for more information on their music, upcoming schedule, and more.

Listen: 

 
Tim Fast in Studio A

Musician Tim Fast stops by The Roadhouse

Minnesota singer/songwriter Tim Fast made his Roadhouse debut with guitar, harmonica, and beautiful vocals. You can learn more about Tim's music and schedule here.

Listen: 

 
courtesy Joe's Inland Fishing

Local guide Joe Carlson talks opening weekend

Local fishing guide Joe Carlson, who owns Joe's Inland Fishing, stopped by for a quick chat with Roadhouse producer Ann Possis in advance of the weekend's opening of fishing season. 

Listen: 
Program: 

 
"The Dog's Guide to Your Happiness"

New book offers roadmap to happiness by looking to dog behavior

What can we learn from our furry friends about being happier? Plenty, it turns out, as you'll hear in this great conversation CJ had with Garry McDaniel, an award-winning professor and international public speaker, and author of "The Dog's Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets for a Better Life from a Man's Best Friend." You can learn more here.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
courtesy David Shaw

Alaska communities turning increasingly to renewable energy

David Shaw is a science writer, guide, photographer, and wildlife biologist living near Fairbanks, Alaska. He joined CJ to talk about the rise of renewable energy in rural Alaska communities as a way to control costs and address climate change. He also chatted about his work as a guide and photographer--you can learn more about him here.

Listen: 
Program: