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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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Kenna Rose. Photo by Will Moore.

Kenna Rose performs live on Roadhouse

Cook County musician Kenna Rose joins Ann and Will on Roadhouse for a live outdoor performance.

 

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Layne Kennedy.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Acclaimed photographer Layne Kennedy on finding creative outlets during a pandemic

Award-winning photographer Layne Kennedy dropped by The Roadhouse.  Layne spoke with Ann about how he was able to teach a recent class on photography at North House Folk School and also about his interest in bowl turning.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

The environmental movement is not very diverse - how can that change?

As awareness of systemic racism grows, so does the realization that the environmental movement, in particular, is not very diverse.

Will spoke with Ambika Chawla, a freelance journalist who recently wrote an article for Ensia Magazine on this subject, about how environmental groups might create genuine diversity.
 

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Jerry Vandiver, Caitlin Evanson, and Jay Gustafson perform outside WTIP.

Jerry Vandiver and friends join Roadhouse

Jerry Vandiver (guitar), Caitlin Evanson (fiddle), and Jay Gustafson (harmonica) joined Ann and Will for another outside performance on the air.

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Lake Superior surface water temperatures are rising in recent decades. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Large Lakes Observatory monitoring for algae blooms on Lake Superior

Scientists are watching out for algae blooms on Lake Superior…it’s warm enough this summer for them to happen.

Bob Sterner, director of the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD, spoke with Ann about what algae blooms they are watching for and why.

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Photo from danceatticmusic.com

Dance Attic performs on Roadhouse

Dance Attic is a duo from Duluth, MN featuring Suzi Ludwig (accordion, vocals) and Jimi Cooper guitar (guitar, ukulele, vocals).
They joined Will and Ann on Roadhouse to perform a few songs and talk about their unique sound.  You can learn more about Dance Attic here.

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Photo courtesy Bill Hansen

Bill Hansen shares more stories from his time in Uganda with Peace Corps

Community member Bill Hansen was in the middle of a Peace Corps stint in Uganda when the pandemic hit and he had to return home.  Bill joined Ann on The Roadhouse to update us on some of the projects he was involved in there and will be again when he is able to return to Uganda, including the women's coffee cooperative he worked with.

Bill will also be sharing his stories in an event through Cook County Higher Education Thursday, August 6 at 7 pm.  You can learn more about that here.

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Grand Marais trash receptacle, art and photo by Sam Zimmerman

Duluth artist Sam Zimmerman on his public art project in Grand Marais

Sam Zimmerman is an artist who lives in Duluth, with roots in the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He was recently commissioned to do a public art project for the City of Grand Marais and the local Creative Economy Collaborative. Will chatted with Sam about what the public art project entails.

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Kevin Buck. Photo by Will Moore.

Kevin Buck on Roadhouse

Duluth guitarist Kevin Buck joined Ann and Will on Roadhouse for a live performance.  You can learn more about Kevin here.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

"Astro Bob" blogger Bob King talks Comet NEOWISE and when to see it

You may have seen photos on social media recently of Comet NEOWISE.  Will chatted with "Astro Bob" blogger Bob King about the NEOWISE and when we can see it along the North Shore.

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