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The Roadhouse

  • 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, Brian Neil, and Julie Carlson, 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.

 


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Paul Metsa - photo by Howard Christopherson via Facebook

Minnesota musician Paul Metsa joins Roadhouse

Paul Metsa is a legendary musician and songwriter from Minnesota. Born on the Iron Range, he was based in Minneapolis from 1978 until recently, when he moved to Duluth. He has received seven Minnesota Music Awards and has played more than five
thousand gigs, including forays to Iceland and Siberia.

Paul has two new books coming out, as well as a bunch of new music. He joined Dave to tell us more about all of it.

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The Fish Dish - a new podcast from Wisconsin Sea Grant

There’s a new podcast out…about fish! Great Lakes fish, to be more precise.  "The Fish Dish" podcast hosts Marie Zhuikov and Sharon Moen of Wisconsin Sea Grant joined Brian to tell us more about it.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Skylights can be a source of sustainable heat energy according to new study

A new study shows that skylights, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, could be a great source of sustainable heat energy for buildings.  Dave spoke with building scientist Alexandra Rempel and Earth scientist Alan Rempel, co-leaders of a study at the University of Oregon that focuses on passive solar heating.

Additional resources on passive solar heating here.

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Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu

Jon Turk, featured speaker at Winterers Gathering, joins Roadhouse

Jon Turk, scientist, author, and National Geographic award-winning explorer, is the featured speaker at North House Folk School’s Winterers Gathering this coming weekend. He’ll be outside on the North House commons Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting, or if not, will present via Zoom. He recently joined Julie to give us a preview of what he'll talk about at the Winterers Gathering.

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Ship anchored near the Duluth harbor (Photo by Stephan Hoglund)

Great Lakes shipping season still going strong

As we near the winter season, we thought we’d check in with Jayson Hron of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. Jayson is the communications and marketing director there and he joined Dave on The Roadhouse.

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Sunset Paradise

Paul Huttner talks new album "Sunset Paradise"

You likely know Paul Huttner as the chief meteorologist at MPR, but did you know he’s also a songwriter and musician? And he’s recently released an album called “Sunset Paradise” on Bandcamp. Paul joined Julie and Dave to tell us more about the album.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Thinking of donating blood? Here's how it works.

There’s a shortage of blood right now, and more people are needed to step up and give.  Julie spoke with Kara Gavin, lead public relations rep at the University of Michigan academic medical center.  Kara has given 5 gallons so far and shared some of her firsthand knowledge of donating blood. 

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Northern Lights by Tom Spence

"Astro Bob" talks newly discoved exoplanet, northern lights, and more

Astronomers have found evidence for a new planet in a galaxy called Whirlpool, 28 million light-years away from Earth.  Dave spoke with Bob King, author of the Astrobob blog. about this new discovery and other things currently happening in our night sky.

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Bedtime procrastination - Why do we put off going to sleep?

Why do we stay up later than we should, doing things like watching Netflix or looking at Facebook, when we KNOW we’ll be sorry in the morning? Julie spoke with University of Florida doctoral student in psychology Yijun Lin, who is looking at why this is.

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Road Tested Radio - History of Highway 61 and the region

Since the membership drive theme is Highway 61, we thought we’d take a historical look at the highway and things related to it.  Julie spoke with Patrick Coleman, former acquisitions librarian at the Minnesota Historical Society, about some of the history of Highway 61 and the arrowhead region 

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