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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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Artist Rick Allen of Kenspeckle Letterpress visits The Roadhouse

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Engraver and woodblock artist Rick Allen of Kenspeckle Letterpress, Duluth, chatted with Buck Sept. 24 about his quirky and charming work.

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Local artist Betsy Bowen talks bogs in Studio A

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Betsy Bowen chatted with Buck Sept. 17 about her latest project, illustrating "Big Belching Bog," just out from the U of MN Press.

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Duluth journalist's memoir recalls heyday of print

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Journalist Laurie Hertzel spoke with Ann Possis Sept. 17 about her new memoir, "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist." She'll be at the Cross River Heritage Center in Schroeder Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

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Nutrition professor experiments with junk food diet

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Prof. Mark Haub of Kansas State University spoke Sept. 10 with Buck about the 30-day 'junk food diet' he's been on since Aug. 25. You might be surprised at his results.

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Singer/songwriter Michael Johnson live in Studio A

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Michael Johnson visited The Roadhouse Sept. 10 to play a few songs and reminisce about his 44+ year career.

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Michigan Tech researcher reviews recent discoveries in Isle Royale moose study

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Wildlife ecologist Prof. John Vucetich chatted with Bob Sept. 3 about the long-running moose-wolf study on Isle Royale, recent discoveries about arthritis in moose, and what it might mean for humans.

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NYT reporter & author Graham Bowley on K2 mountaineering tragedy

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Graham Bowley, author of "No Way Down: Life and Death on K2," spoke with Buck Sept. 3 about his thrilling book on the disastrous events of 2008 on the world's second-highest mountain.

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Plein Air painting competition under way in Grand Marais

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Artists Neil Sherman and Brian Stewart visited The Roadhouse Aug. 27 to talk about the challenge and fun of outdoor ('plein air') painting, on the first day of the Grand Marais Art Colony's Eighth Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition.

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Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver visits Studio A

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Jerry Vandiver, award-winning Nashville songwriter, chatted with Buck and Bob about the Nashville music scene and played a few tunes Aug. 20.

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MN State Fair butter sculptor tells all on The Roadhouse

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Artist Linda Christensen has been carving butter sculptures at the Minnesota State Fair for 38 years. She talked with Bob Carter Aug. 20 about the joys and challenges of working in this unusual medium.

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