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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, 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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"The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen" by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley

Sean Sherman, author of "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," on The Roadhouse

Sean Sherman is an Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. His new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," shares award-winning recipes, stories and wisdom, and was named one of the best cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, Smithsonian Magazine, and more. Jay spoke recently with Sean about his book and his work. 

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Jim McGowan in Studio A

Jim McGowan wraps up 2017 with great music on The Roadhouse

One of our favorite musical guests, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A for the last show of 2017. He shared delightful music to start your new year off right. 

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Planning some changes in the new year? Expert says make BIG ones to succeed

It's that time of year when many of us plan to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, watch TV less...the list goes on. Prof. Chris Wharton of Arizona State University's College of Health Solutions has a surprising suggestion: Change as many things as you can all at once. Tracy talked with Prof. Wharton about his ideas and why they might just work. A few websites he suggests: 
www.mrmoneymustache.com
www.familypedals.com/
www.loveandmatrimoney.com/

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Author Gail Francis on The Roadhouse

Gail Francis is an author and outdoor enthusiast based in Duluth.  Her book, "Bliss(ters): How I Walked From Mexico to Canada One Summer," chronicles her adventure on the Pacific Crest Trail.  CJ Heithoff chatted with Gail to learn more.

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SisterTree in Studio A

Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree makes Roadhouse debut

The Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree made their Roadhouse debut. Listen for beautiful harmonies from Dee Brust (guitar & vocals) and Kerri Joy (fiddle & vocals).

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Snowy road

Road salt is increasingly ending up in our fresh water...science writer explains

Winter is here and that means salt on our roads. Where does all that salt go? Jay Andersen chatted with science and nature writer Greg Breining about the effects of salt on our waters, as well as some ways we can reduce the runoff. You can read Greg's full article on this topic here. 

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the new book by Roberta Walburn

Roberta Walburn writes fascinating biography of crusading federal judge Miles Lord

Judge Miles Lord was a unique man who went from modest roots on the Iron Range to being one of the most colorful and prominent judges in the country. Roberta Walburn, a Minneapolis attorney who served as one of the judge's law clerks, has written a portrait of Lord as a man and a judge. She talked with Ann Possis about the book, "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice."

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Adventurer Eric Weicht paddles the Mississippi from Minnesota to Memphis

Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--canoeing down the Mississippi from northern Minnesota to Memphis through the month of November. 

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Gillis & Thorne play The Roadhouse

Local favorites Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (cornet, scratchboard)  stopped by Studio A to chat and play some great music, including Christmas tunes, before their gig at the Wunderbar in Grand Marais.

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Lake Superior Basin

Researcher studying climate change's impact on emotional well-being

People living close to the land in Canada's boreal forest are experiencing climate change in ways that directly impact their lives. Kelsey Jones-Casey of Duluth is a visiting researcher at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. She's been traveling through the Lake Superior basin, interviewing hunters, anglers, trappers, farmers, and others, about how climate change is affecting their well-being. She talked with Dave about her research and findings. You can learn more from Kelsey at a lunchtime presentation hosted by the Twin Ports Climate Coalition Dec. 19 at the MPCA offices in Duluth.

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