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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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Tales of a Country Showgirl

New memoir reflects on being part of Minnesota country music scene from 1950s through the '90s

Jan Sherman is a Minnesota singer and musician who was part of the country music scene starting in the 1950s through the '90s. She’s written a wonderful memoir about her experiences called “Tales of a Country Showgirl.” Jan joined Ann on The Roadhouse to tell us more.

​WTIP's "The Roadhouse" is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Photo courtesy University of Minnesota Physicians

An expert talks the many feelings surrounding vaccines

People have been feeling many different emotions about the issue of vaccines.  Will spoke with Dr. Sophia Albott, an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School, to learn more about vaccine anxiety, guilt, and shame.

WTIP's "The Roadhouse" is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Let's go Outside!

Nashville musican Caitlin Evanson joins Roadhouse

A few weeks ago we spoke with Jerry Vandiver about his role as "Jerry Berry" on his new kid's album, "Let’s Go Outside!”

This week Will was joined by Caitlin Evanson aka "Camper Cait," the other musician on the album.  They chatted about her work on the album as well as some of her adventure stories from the road, playing along with some very famous musicians.

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Thunder Bay Medicine Wheel Roundabout. Submitted photo.

Thunder Bay's first roundabout to feature a medicine wheel design

A new roundabout in Thunder Bay will be designed like a medicine wheel.  WTIP's Rhonda Silence spoke with Thunder Bay City Councilor Shelby Ch'ng about the roundabout and the importance of the design.

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Clock. Photo by Michos C via Flickr and Creative Commons.

Struggling to adjust to daylight saving time? An expert explains why

Seems like the spring time change is hard for lots of people.  Dr. Michael Howell, a sleep specialist and professor at the U of MN, joined Ann to talk about why exactly the time change is so difficult and what to do about it.

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Let's go Outside!

Jerry Vandiver talks new album made for kids

Nashville musicians Jerry Vandiver and Caitlin Evanson, also known as Jerry Berry and Camper Cait, are just out with a fun new album of music for kids. It’s called "Let’s Go Outside!” Jerry joined Will and Ann to talk about the album and the inspiration behind it.

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moccasin fragment. photo courtesy Lakehead University

Moccasin fragment suggests connections among Dene peoples from northern Canada and southern U.S.

New research by Lakehead University anthropologist Dr. Jessica Metcalfe and colleagues provides direct evidence for connections among Dene peoples from northern Canada to the southern United States.

Will spoke with Dr. Metcalfe by phone from Thunder Bay to learn more.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

What to do if you've hit the 'pandemic wall'

A year into the pandemic, many folks feel like they’ve hit the wall, even though vaccinations are underway and some sort of end is in sight.

Ann spoke with Mariann Johnson, a mindfulness instructor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the U of MN, to talk about why this is, and how to make it better.

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album cover

David Huckfelt plays live on The Roadhouse from Arizona

David Huckfelt is a Minneapolis singer-songwriter whose new album Room Enough, Time Enough evokes vast landscapes with thoughtful, sometimes haunting songs and a great deal of contribution from Native American artists including Keith Secola. He talks about the record and plays songs live from outside Phoenix, AZ on the Roadhouse.

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Winners of Name a Snowplow contest.  Photo from MnDOT / Facebook.

MnDOT announces results of their 'name a snowplow' contest

You might have heard recently that MnDOT announced the winners of their Name a Snowplow contest. MnDOT Communications Director Jake Loesch joined Ann to tell us all about it.

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