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The Roadhouse

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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, 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.

 


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Karl Jacob

Minnesota film writer and director Karl Jacob on his latest film

The coming-of-age film COLD NOVEMBER is now showing in theaters across Minnesota.  The film is written and directed by Minnesota native Karl Jacob, was shot in Hibbing, Minnesota, and the film's cast and crew were all from Minnesota.  Jacob stopped by the Roadhouse before the premiere of the film in Hibbing on March 23 and spoke with Dave about his inspiration for the film and more. 
 

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courtesy hearalamode.com

Pop & indie funk dance group Alamode stops by The Roadhouse

Alamode, a pop & indie funk band based in Duluth, was in town last weekend to play a few gigs. Three band members, Ned Netzel, Peter Knutson & Nathan Holte, stopped by the studio to chat and play several cuts from their new CD, "Swell."

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Curling is hot since U.S. men won the Olympic gold

Olympic curling team skip John Shuster on winning the gold

John Shuster is the skip of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic curling team, and a native Minnesotan. He joined Dave to talk about the curling, the Games, and the long journey to the podium. 

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Northern Lights by Tom Spence

Bob King of "Astrobob" blog fame talks spring equinox, falling space stations, and more

Bob King, who writes the Astrobob blog for the Duluth News Tribune, joins us regularly to talk all things celestial. This time, he chatted with Ann Possis about the spring equinox, northern lights, star-planet conjunctions, and much more. You can read his column here. 

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Black River Revue in studio

Black River Revue revisits The Roadhouse

"Freshwater bluegrass" band Black River Revue hails from Duluth/Superior--they stopped by The Roadhouse last week before they head to Texas for SXSW. The band is Adam Stariha, guitar & vocals; Ian Kvale, bass & vocals; Nate Hynum, mandolin & vocals; and Tim Leutgeb, banjo. 

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Flash Meridian art

Local artist Tim Young returns to Grand Marais with a new creative project

Tim Young is a local artist known for a wide body of work, including Flash Meridian, an ongoing online sci-fi story that just hit its 100th episode. Will Moore chatted with Tim recently about this as well as his newest creative project, the Adventures of Mr. Pumpkinhead.

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"Flames of Discontent" has won the biennial Hognander Minnesota History Award

"Flames of Discontent" tells story of 1916 miners' strike on the Range

Historian and author Gary Kaunonen has written a new, award-winning history of a 1916 miner's strike on the Iron Range, "Flames of Discontent." Jay spoke with Gary about the strike and what it meant for the workers and the communities involved.

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Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band turns up the energy for membership drive

Local super string group the Plucked Up String Band joined the show for membership drive. The band is: Will Moore, upright bass; Elliott Noyce, mandolin; Bill Hansen, dobro; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Amanda Hand, guitar. They've got a new album coming out soon! You can learn more here

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Dale Mulfinger's latest book, "The Family Cabin"

How to create the best kind of cabin? Architect & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger weighs in

Dale Mulfinger is a Minneapolis-based architect, author and 'cabinologist'. He's written several books on the subject, including his latest, "The Family Cabin: Inspiration for Camps, Cottages and Cabins," which was voted Best Interior Design Book of 2017 by Library Journal. He joined Dave to chat about cabins and what to consider in making your own cabin special. 

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courtesy If Eye May

If Eye May rocks The Roadhouse

Twin Cities alt rock band If Eye May made a return appearance on The Roadhouse, before their gig at the Wunderbar. Great, high-energy music! You can learn more at www.facebook.com/IfEyeMay.

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