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The Roadhouse

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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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La Rive Nord. Submitted photo.

Lutsen residents Chuck and Kim Corliss on their sailing adventure in the Caribbean

Chuck and Kim Corliss (you might know them from North Shore Winery in Lutsen) are about to set off on a sailing adventure to the east coast of the Caribbean.  

You can follow their sailing trip here.

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Emily Wick. Photo by Superior Exposure from northwoven.com

Local artist Emily Wick talks her weaving work

Local artist Emily Wick makes woven goods that are practical, displayable, and wearable.  Will spoke with Emily about her work.

You can find Emily's work here.

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Photo from https://kaitlinakimmel.wixsite.com

Local resident Kaitlin Kimmel on her work as an ecologist

Kaitlin Kimmel is a new Cook County resident doing some interesting work related to climate change. She's a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department, and has her PhD in ecology from the University of Minnesota.  Ann spoke with Kaitlin about her work.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

How emergency beacons used in the Boundary Waters work

After several recent incidents of people using emergency beacons to summon rescue from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we thought we'd talk with a local outfitter to get his take on it. Ann spoke with Andy McDonnell, owner of Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters on Round Lake up the Gunflint Trail, to learn more.

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Tearin' Down the House

Talking with The Carpenter Ants' guitarist Michael Lipton

The Carpenter Ants, a group from West Virginia and known to many locally who attend the Radiowaves Music Festival, are out with a new album, "Tearin' Down the House". Will spoke with the group's guitarist Michael Lipton about the new album, and what they've been up to since the start of the pandemic.

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Wolf Island

New memoir covers origins of the Isle Royale wolf-moose study project

Internationally renowned wolf expert Dave Mech got his start studying wolves on Isle Royale when he was a graduate student in the late 1950s. At 62 years and counting, the Isle Royale Project is now the longest continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world.

Dave and outdoors writer Greg Breining have written a wonderful account of those first years called “Wolf Island," and they joined Ann to tell us more.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

New U of MN app helps first responders manage compassion fatigue

A new app developed by the University of Minnesota is helping first responders across the country manage compassion fatigue.  Will spoke with Tai Mendenhall, associate professor of Family Social Science, to find out more about the app and learn about what exactly compassion fatigue is. You can download it free here. 

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Jim McGowan at Mojo Solo in St. Paul. Photo by David Matenaer

Jim McGowan performs on Roadhouse

Jim McGowan joined Ann and Will virtually on Roadhouse to play a few songs and chat about what he's been up to recently.

(Unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties between songs in the audio below, but Jim's music was unaffected.)

 

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Photo courtesy Katie Mumm

Local photographer Katie Mumm talks wildlife encounters

Katie Mumm, a Cook County resident and local wildlife photographer, joins Will to talk about her style and techniques of getting great shots of animals on the Gunflint Trail.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

30th Ig Nobel Prizes awarded - science that makes you laugh, then think

The 30th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony took place online on September 17. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor scientific achievements that make people laugh, and then think. You can find out more about the Ig Nobel Prizes and a list of this year's winners here.

Marc Abrahams, the editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, joined Ann to talk about this year's winners.

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