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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.

 


What's On:
Clive Wynne, ASU professor of psychology, holding a puppy. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU.

Would your dog rescue you if you were in trouble?

Everybody knows the story of Lassie…is it just a story or is there some truth to it? Would YOUR dog rescue you if you were in trouble?

Will spoke with Professor Clive Wynne, director of the Canine Science Collaboratory in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, and author of “Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You" about a recent study into this topic.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

This new plastic recycling technique could be a game changer

Plastic is both everywhere AND hard to recycle. Could that be changing? Will spoke with RP Siegel, a science journalist who just wrote an interesting article on the future of a new plastic recycling technique called chemical recycling.

Read the article here.

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What's the World's Largest Rubber Duck up to these days?

The popular six-stories-tall rubber duck has been seen in Duluth in the past for the Tall Ships festival.  Ann spoke with Craig Samborski, president of Draw Events in Duluth, and creator of the World's Largest Rubber Duck, to learn more on the duck and what it does during a pandemic with very few events to attend. 

Craig also tells a few stories about his time on the road working with celebrities such as John Prine.

You can learn more about Craig at drawevents.com, or thebigduck.us

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Desperate Electric performs electro soul on Roadhouse

Desperate Electric is a duo of Kayti Korte and Ben Morris.  They joined Ann and Will virtually from Missoula, Montana to play a few songs and talk about their new album.

You can learn more about Desperate Electric on their Facebook page

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Been having weird dreams during the pandemic? A sleep expert explains why

If you’re like many of us, you’ve been having more and weirder dreams since the whole COVID situation started. Why is this? And is there anything we can do about it?

Ann chatted with Dr. Michael Howell, a neurologist and sleep specialist at the University of Minnesota to learn more.

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Director Bill Lichtenstein talks "WBCN and the American Revolution"

The award-winning documentary, "WBCN and the American Revolution," follows the rise of community radio station WBCN in Boston during the 1960s and ‘70s.

It’s the story of how a radio station, politics, and rock and roll changed everything. And starting today it’s available for rent for online viewing for WTIP listeners through June 4. Will chatted with the film’s director, Bill Lichtenstein.

You can learn more about the film here. And you can rent the film for a three-day period, until June 4, here

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

How to avoid overeating while spending more time at home

Overeating is a normal reaction to being bored or anxious, and during this pandemic, it has become easier, since so many of us are working or studying from home. Will chatted with Emma Laing, director of the Dietetics Program at the University of Georgia about ways to resist the temptation to overeat.

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Gordon Thorne in Studio A. WTIP archive photo.

Gordon Thorne and Chuck Corliss perform live from North Shore Winery

Musicians Gordon Thorne and Chuck Corliss join Ann and Will virtually from North Shore Winery to play a few songs and tell us what they've been up to the past couple of months.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

The common good vs. individual good during COVID-19

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've been thinking about the concept of common good versus individual good and wanted to learn more.  Cat Saint-Croix is a postdoctoral associate in the philosophy department at the University of Minnesota.  She joined Ann on the Roadhouse to discuss this issue, and to talk about the Minnesota High School Ethics Bowl.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

A look at Duluth’s approach to climate change

Duluth has been suggested as a place that will withstand the challenges of climate change…yet it’s been having its share of climate-related issues. Environmental writer Stephanie Hemphill joined Will to talk about an article she wrote recently for Ensia on Duluth’s approach to climate change. 

You can find her article here. And you can read more from Stephanie and other nature/environmental writers at the online magazine she co-edits, www.agatemag.com

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