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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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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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The Sutter Brothers bring special blend of music & storytelling to Grand Marais

The Sutter Brothers (Bart and Ross Sutter) blend Bart's poems and stories with Ross's music from the Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk traditions for a delightfully fun and unique show. They stopped by The Roadhouse recently before performing at the Grand Marais Public Library. You can learn more about them here. 

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Lake Superior waves

Is the Earth really running out of water? A better way to measure water scarcity

We've all heard the Earth is running out of water... but how is that measured? Is there a better way to gauge water scarcity? Dr. Kate Brauman thinks so. She's lead scientist for the Global Water Initiative at the Institute on the Environment at the U of MN. She talked with Dick about her ideas on more accurate and useful ways to determine water scarcity.

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The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads, Minneapolis blues/rock/jam band, joined Dave and Dick for great music in Studio A. You can learn more about the band's music and schedule here

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