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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, Jay Andersen & Tracy Benson, 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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Walking is beneficial in numerous ways

Walking expert Jay Walljasper on benefits of walking; national summit coming to Minnesota

We've all heard walking is great for us...and good for community and the environment, as well. Jay Walljasper, writer, speaker, and authority on vital communities, chatted with Dave about what walking does for a person both physically and mentally. The National Walking Summit is Sept. 13-15 in  St. Paul.

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Rick Anderson

Rick Anderson donates family's archaeological collection to Grand Portage National Monument

Over many years, Grand Portage resident Rick Anderson and his family collected thousands of historic artifacts near the Boundary Waters. Now, he has donated this remarkable collection to Grand Portage National Monument so it may be studied and preserved. CJ sat down with Rick recently to hear the story.

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The Thunderheads in Studio A

The Thunderheads return to rock Studio A

Regular musical guests The Thunderheads made a return appearance recently on their way to a gig in Grand Marais. Listen for great original tunes as well as covers. The Thunderheads are: Steve Blexrud, guitar; Craig Paquette, guitar; Don Blue, bass; and Bill Boyce, percussion. Learn more about the band and their schedule here.

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Duluth News Tribune Astrobob blogger Bob King checks in on Perseids, eclipse

What with the Perseids happening now, and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, we checked in with a favorite regular guest, astronomer Bob King of Astrobob fame. He gives great tips for observing the eclipse safely. Do NOT look directly at the sun; you will seriously damage your retinas and never know it, since they don't sense pain.

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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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