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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, 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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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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Grand Marais harbor

International Yacht Race returns to Grand Marais

One of the oldest annual boat races on Lake Superior, the International Yacht Race, returned to Grand Marais last weekend. Dave chatted with Bob VanderPloeg, fleet captain of the Thunder Bay Yacht Club, about the race and its challenges and pleasures.

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Crazy Chester brings Southern-influenced rock to The Roadhouse

St. Paul-based band Crazy Chester honors the music of classic, blues-filled roots rock. They made their Roadhouse debut when they were in town recently to play at the Tavern. Crazy Chester is: Steve Abenth, percussion & vocals; Martin Marty, guitar & vocals; Drew Peterson, bass guitar & vocals; Bill Singsaas, guitar; and Dan Raschick, percussion & drums. Learn more about them on their Facebook page. 

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Happiness affects health in many ways--researcher explains

Most of us have heard the common wisdom that our happiness can affect our physical health--and now a team of researchers has confirmed it. Prof. Ed Diener and his team, in a comprehensive review of studies on subjective well-being, has found that there is a connection between happiness and health in some instances. Prof. Diener is a leading expert on happiness, and he  joined Dave recently to talk about these findings. You can learn more about the link between happiness and health here.

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Lake Superior by Bryan Hansel

REI launches Force of Nature effort to advance gender equity in the outdoors

Outdoor co-op REI recently launched a comprehensive effort to promote gender equity in the outdoors. CJ spoke with Bloomington flagship store manager Brian Harrow about the effort, what REI is trying to achieve, and why it's important. You can learn more about their efforts here.

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Eos II, courtesy umnsvp.org

U of MN Solar Vehicle Project unveils new car to compete across Australian outback

The U of MN Solar Vehicle Project has a long and successful history. Dave chatted with this year's co-leaders of the project, students Graham Krumpelmann and Patrick Zeimet, about this year's vehicle. The vehicle, named Eos II, will compete in a cruiser class in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback in October.

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Joey Shaheen of The Wrong Omar

The Wrong Omar rocks the tent during "Summer of Love" membership drive

Fun Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar showed up again this year to play during membership drive, outside under the big tent. The Wrong Omar is: Logan Amos, bass; Becky Shaheen, acoustic guitar; Laura Lou, ukulele; and Joey Shaheen, electric guitar. You can learn more about the band and their music here

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The Spirit and the Sky by Mark Hollabaugh

Mark Hollabaugh talks about his new book, "The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos"

Mark Hollabaugh has written a very interesting book about the role and significance of astronomy in Lakota culture, "The Spirit in the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos." Dave read the book and chatted with Mark about it during membership drive. Mark is an emeritus instructor of physics and astronomy at Normandale Community College, and a part-time Cook County resident.

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Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook on getting kids into the outdoors

Longtime Duluth News Tribune columnist and frequent Roadhouse guest Sam Cook chatted with CJ recently. This time, it was about the importance and magic of introducing young people to the outdoors. You can follow Sam's columns here

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Photo by Marina Chavez

Roots rocker Mary Cutrufello stops by Studio A

St. Paul-based roots rocker Mary Cutrufello has been in the business for 25 years, on a musical journey from Connecticut to Texas to the Midwest. She stopped by The Roadhouse on her way to a house concert to benefit the Grand Marais Music Collaborative. You can learn more about Mary and her music and schedule here.

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