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Wisconsinites plot to steal our lakes; Minnesotans fight back

We read recently about a fiendish plot by some Wisconsin folks to steal Minnesota's lakes! Naturally this warranted further investigation. Lisa Legge, web editor and reporter for the Pioneer Press, who broke the story, joined Dave to fill us in. You can read her original story here. 


 

Dave & Amy Freeman talk about their new book, "A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters"

Explorers Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to bring attention to threats to this area. Now they're out with a book about their experience, complete with gorgeous photos from their journey. They stopped by The Roadhouse to speak with CJ about the book and their experience. You can learn more about the book here. 


 

Fred Anderson returns to The Roadhouse

Local musician Fred Anderson revisited The Roadhouse the weekend of Radio Waves. Listen for his beautiful guitar on both originals and covers. 


 

Longtime wilderness guide Douglas Wood on his new memoir, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters"

Douglas Wood, longtime wilderness guide, is also a prolific author, perhaps best known for his first book, "Old Turtle." Now he's out with a memoir about the mysteries of the natural world, "Deep Woods, Wild Waters." He talked with CJ about the book and what he hopes to evoke and share with others about canoe country. 


 

Local faves the SplinterTones release new CD

Local favorites the SplinterTones are just out with a new CD of their delightful, eclectic music. Four of the band's members--Leah Thomas, Liz Sivertson, John Gruber, and Max Bichel--stopped by The Roadhouse to chat about their work and play a few cuts from the CD. Their big CD release party was Sat., Aug. 26 at Grandma Ray's. You can learn more about the SplinterTones here


 

Wild & Scenic Film Festival coming to Duluth Sept. 14

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals. Johan Ehde, on-tour manager for the festival, joined Dave to talk about the festival's mission and goals. Selections from this year's festival will be shown in Duluth at Clyde Iron Works Sept. 14. You can click here for more info and tickets.


 

U of MN has big presence once again at this year's State Fair

The University of Minnesota is celebrating 158 years at the state fair this summer. The U's vice president of university relations, Matt Kramer, joined CJ to talk about a few of the cool things the U is doing at the fair this year. You can learn lots more about it here. And WTIP will broadcast live from the fair this Wed., Aug. 30, starting at 8 a.m.


 

Gunflint Woods, Winds, Strings, and a Little Jazz Concert

WTIP featured a special Tuesday Classics program on August 22 with a recording of the Gunflint Woods, Winds, Strings, and a Little Jazz Concert.


 

Bill Hansen & Eric Frost play The Roadhouse

Local musical favorites Eric Frost (guitar) and Bill Hansen (dobro) visited The Roadhouse after way too long an absence. Listen for wonderful original music and fun chat. 


 

Rick Anderson donates family's archaeological collection to Grand Portage National Monument

Over many years, Grand Portage resident Rick Anderson and his family collected thousands of historic artifacts near the Boundary Waters. Now, he has donated this remarkable collection to Grand Portage National Monument so it may be studied and preserved. CJ sat down with Rick recently to hear the story.