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The Roadhouse


  • Friday 5-7pm
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.


What's On:

Minnesota Women's Press celebrates 25 years

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Bob talked Apr. 16 with Kathy Magnuson, co-publisher of the Minnesota Women's Press, about their 25th anniversary and what's ahead. Learn more about MWP.



Award-winning film "A Sea Change" to show at North House Apr. 24

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Sven Huseby, co-producer of "A Sea Change," a documentary about ocean acidification, spoke with Buck Apr. 16. Learn more about the film and about the Northern Sustainability Symposium.



Walking around Lake Superior?

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Bob talked Apr. 9 with naturalists/educators Mike Link and Kate Crowley about their Full Circle Superior Expedition, a journey on foot around 'the greatest lake." They set off Apr. 29. Learn more.



Former MLB player Bob Fenwick talks baseball

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In a local angle to the all-baseball edition of the show, Buck and Bob chatted with Cook County Commissioner Bob Fenwick about his major league baseball career. He played for the Astros and the Cardinals in the early '70s.



Play ball! Minnesota Twins director of public affairs visits The Roadhouse

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Bob spoke April 2 with Kevin Smith, director of public affairs for the Minnesota Twins, about the upcoming season, the new outdoor stadium and all things baseball.



What's up with this weird weather?

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart talked with Buck Mar. 26 about our short winter, early spring, and what it all means. Listen to the interview.



Walking from Minneapolis to Miami for Haiti earthquake relief

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Ann spoke Mar. 26 with Jordan Dibb, who left the next day on foot from Minneapolis to Miami to raise money for Haiti earthquake and hunger relief. Listen to the interview. Learn more about Jordan's journey.



Lojo Russo plays The Roadhouse


Singer/songwriter is interviewed on the March 26 program of The Roadhouse. Here's a song she sang.



Rare opportunity: Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Science Museum of Minnesota

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Ann talked Mar. 19 with Dr. Ed Fleming, curator of archaeology at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, about the recently opened Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, on display through Oct. 24. Learn more.  Listen to the interview.



Wisconsin high school senior Zach Simones lobbies to eliminate race-based mascots

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Bob spoke with Zach SImones Mar. 19 about organizing students and the community, and lobbying the Wisconsin Legislature, in an effort to ban race-based mascots from Wisconsin schools. Listen to the interview.