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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 & CJ Heithoff 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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courtesy www.pincushiontrails.org

All kinds of things happening at Pincushion Mountain--Chris Hegg checks in

The Pincushion Trails are a recreation hot spot year-round, and right now, cross-country skiing is great. North Superior Ski & Run Club president Chris Hegg sat down with Dick to talk about trail conditions, new projects, and upcoming events, like the winter festival happening Feb. 12. You can learn more about Pincushion here

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William Arnold

U of M's William Arnold on triclosan and the environment

On January 1st, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to ban soaps containing a common antibacterial agent called triclosan. Professor William Arnold is with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, and has been studying the effects of triclosan on the environment.

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Jim McGowan

Jim McGowan returns to the Roadhouse

Local musician Jim McGowan returns with his guitar to play for Dave and Dick on the Roadhosue.

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Writer/vital communities speaker Jay Walljasper

Making Grand Marais more walkable with Jay Walljasper on the Roadhouse

Jay Walljasper is a writer, speaker, and authority on vital communities. He shares stories and strategies that inspire people to make changes in their lives, hometowns and the world. Jay conducted two workshops here in December on how to make Grand Marais and Cook County more walkable.

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Buck Benson

Buck Benson shares his stories of Nepal on the Roadhouse

Local adventurer and former WTIP host Buck Benson returns to the Roadhouse to talk about his latest biking trip to Nepal. He's giving a full presentation on it at North House Folk School on Thursday, January 5, at 7pm. 

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SInger/pianist/performer Sherrie Lindskog with two of the WTIP Chorus members

Sing along with Sherrie Lindskog and the WTIP Chorus

Dave & Dick welcomed Sherrie Lindskog to Studio A for delightful piano music, Christmas carols, and laughter. Merry Christmas!

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chilly interview!

National Ice Core Lab stores samples from ice sheets all over the world

The National Ice Core Laboratory near Denver is...sorry...a really cool place. It's the repository for miles of ice that contains information about the planet's past and the history of its climate. Dick chatted with Richard Nunn, assistant curator of the lab, about what they do there, why it's important, and the special challenges involved with storing and studying ice. You can learn lots more about the lab at their website.

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One of this year's designs

U of MN engineering students make really cool robots

Every year, students taking the U of MN intro to engineering class are charged with designing a robot that does something 'useful.' Dave chatted with Prof. William Durfee, director of engineering design education, about the project and the creative & fun ideas students came up with. You can see this and past year's robots here. 

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Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo in Studio A

Musical duo Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo make Roadhouse debut

Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo have been writing and performing together since 2012. They made their way up the shore recently to join Dick and Dave for their first Roadhouse appearance. Listen for both originals and covers, as well as beautiful harmonies. You can learn more about them here

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courtesy Wendy Baxter

Leaf to Landscape program studies & manages health of the giant sequoias

The iconic giant sequoias are under stress from years of drought and climate change. Wendy Baxter of the Dawson Lab at the University of California, Berkeley, is a scientist studying these trees to find out what's happening and what might be done to save them. The program is called Leaf to Landscape, and Dick talked with her recently. You can check out her website to learn more.

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