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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 & Tracy Benson, 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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Pyrrha

Music ensemble Pyrrha visits The Roadhouse

The Minneapolis-based experimental musical ensemble Pyrrha was in Grand Marais to perform their original score for the 1928 silent film "The Fall of the House of Usher." They stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about their work and share a few of their songs composed for this and other films. The group is Jackie Beckey (viola), Jonathan Kaiser (cello) and Adam Wozniak (bass). 

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"Canoes" by Mark Neuzil & Norman Sims

Minnesota author Mark Neuzil discusses his latest book, "Canoes"

Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims have written a gorgeous, illustrated history of a very special watercraft: "Canoes: A Natural History in North America." Mark joined guest host Dave Seaton to talk about putting the book together and what makes a canoe so special. They'll be presenting at North House's Wooden Boat Show the weekend of June 16.

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"Shelter" by Sarah Stonich

Sarah Stonich talks about her memoir of making her own place in the woods: "Shelter"

Acclaimed Minnesota author Sarah Stonich has written a laugh-out-loud yet touching memoir about building her own cabin in the woods: "Shelter: Off the Grid in the Mostly Magnetic North." CJ chatted with Sarah about the book and her other current projects. She'll be in Cook County over Fisherman's Picnic weekend.

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Michael Monroe in Studio A

Michael Monroe stops by for acoustic set

Local favorite Michael Monroe joined CJ and Dave recently for an all-acoustic set. You can learn more about Michael, his music, and his schedule here.

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Paul Huttner, MPR's chief meteorologist, talks climate change and more

MPR's chief meteorologist Paul Huttner was in town to speak at North House, and stopped by our studios to chat with CJ. Hear what he has to say about climate change, Minnesota's shifting weather, the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, and more. You can read his Updraft blog here.

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Earthrise, NASA

Biodiversity valuable in many ways to humans and the planet

Researchers at the U of MN's College of Biological Science say we're on the brink of mass extinction, due to habitat destruction, overhunting, the introduction of nonnative species, and more. Forest Isbell, lead author of a study published in the scientific journal "Nature," joined Dave to explain the ways biodiversity benefits us, and why it's so important for humans and the whole planet.

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Singer-songwriter Jim McGowan stops by The Roadhouse

One of our regular guests, Jim McGowan, dropped by The Roadhouse for great conversation and beautiful music to kick off the holiday weekend.

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Lake Superior Surf by David Grinstead

Bystander CPR can make big difference in outcome for drowning victims

When bystanders start CPR on a drowning victim before emergency personnel arrive, the victim has a better chance of a more complete recovery. That's the conclusion of a study led by Dr. Joshua Tobin, a medical school professor at the University of Southern California. Dr. Tobin joined Dave to talk about CPR, how simple it is, why it's important, and much more. In Cook County, CPR classes are offered at the YMCA, Stone Harbor Wilderness Supply, and some volunteer fire departments.

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"Alice in France"

New book offers letters of St. Paul woman who volunteered for service in WWI France

"Alice in France," just out from the MN Historical Society Press, is a collection of letters home from Alice O'Brien, a young St. Paul woman who volunteered in France in various roles during World War I. Nancy O'Brien Wagner, her great-niece as well as a historian, found the letters and created a fascinating portrait of her great-aunt and the times. She joined Ann Possis recently to talk about putting the book together. 

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The Pete K Group in Studio A

Pete K Group returns to The Roadhouse

Roadhouse faves The Pete K Group stopped in at The Roadhouse on their way to Grandma Rays. The Pete K Group is Pete Kavanaugh, guitar & vocals; Eric Meyer, bass & vocals, Mike Dubois, drums). High-energy music to get you in the weekend mood!

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