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The Roadhouse


  • Friday 5-7pm
Arts & Culture Interviews & Live Music
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Dave TerSteeg, Brian Neil, and Julie Carlson, and producer Ann Possis, provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, 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:
Jon Kallberg on the harp guitar

Jon Kallberg performs on three different guitars

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg joined The Roadhouse again, this time with three unique guitars.  Jon performs some covers and original songs on each guitar, as well as talks about the history of them.  


Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund join The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison (guitar) & Roxann Berglund (vocals) took time ahead of a busy summer to stop by The Roadhouse and play a few tunes together.  Find Briand's full schedule for the summer and more here.



Cooking icon Beatrice Ojakangas on her latest cookbook, “Breakfast with Beatrice”

Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of 31 cookbooks, and has been a food writer and columnist for many publications including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.   She joined The Roadhouse to talk about her latest cookbook, "Breakfast with Beatrice." 


Photo courtesy Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing

Manage stress with mindfulness-based stress reduction

How can we manage stress and enjoy the present moment more of the time?  One way is using mindfulness-based stress reduction.  Dr. Douglas Kennedy, assistant professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota, joined The Roadhouse and spoke with Dave about this method for handling stress.  



Robert Hunter

Singer-songwriter and novelist Robert Hunter on The Roadhouse

Robert Hunter is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and author.  He recently stopped by The Roadhouse to chat with hosts Dave and Jay about his journey getting to where he is now with multiple albums released and a recently published novel, Relapse.  More information about Hunter can be found here.


Deer tick

Tips and strategies to avoid tick-borne diseases

It's the time of year when ticks have returned.  Reports show that there's more possibility than ever of getting sick from tick bites.  Jonathan Oliver, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, stopped by The Roadhouse and spoke with Dave about why tick-borne diseases are on the rise, and what we can do to protect ourselves.


Gunflint Burning

Author Cary Griffith on writing "Gunflint Burning"

Author Cary Griffith stopped by The Roadhouse and spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about his recently published book Gunflint Burning.  The book is a comprehensive account of the dramatic events surrounding the Ham Lake fire of 2007.  Griffith talks about where he got the inspiration to write this book, as well as the writing process.  


new book by Bob King, "Astro Bob" blogger

"Astro Bob" blogger Bob King on his latest book

Bob King, author of the Astro Bob blog in the Duluth News-Tribune, has written a new book,  "Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die: The Guide to Extraordinary Curiosities of Our Universe". He recently joined The Roadhouse and spoke with Jay about his new book and some of the wonders of the night sky.


Chris Gillis animatedly playing piano

Chris Gillis on The Roadhouse

Chris Gillis recently stopped by The Roadhouse and brought his keyboard into Studio A to perform a few songs.  Gillis also chatted with hosts Jay and Dave about what he's been up to recently and some of his upcoming gigs.


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MN Sea Grant developing a green infrastructure guide for the Lake Superior coast

MN Sea Grant has been holding a series of focus group meetings to support the development of a green infrastructure guide to stormwater management for the Lake Superior coastal zone.  The meetings have been held all along the North Shore, including one in Grand Marais on May 14.  Tom Beery of MN Sea Grant was on The Roadhouse talking about these meetings, as well as the importance of green infrastructure.