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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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Lake Superior. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

New research details the many benefits of clean water

We all want our local waters to be clean for drinking, recreation, and so on, but in the past, it was often thought that the costs to protect that water exceeded the benefits. Now a new study shows that by considering global benefits, especially of slowing climate change, protecting local waters saves a LOT of money. Brian spoke with University of Minnesota Sea Grant Director John Downing, lead author of the recent paper on this topic, to learn more.

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Photo by Elli Rader

Mother Banjo performs live on Roadhouse

Ellen Stanley AKA Mother Banjo is a musician, radio host, and music promoter from the Twin Cities.  She joined Will and Ann on The Roadhouse for a virtual performance.

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Lake Superior waves. Photo by Joe Friedrichs.

Studying microplastics in Lake Superior

Stephanie Hemphill is a freelance journalist and co-editor of Agate Magazine, an online magazine about nature, science, and conservation in Minnesota and the surrounding Great Lakes Region. Ann spoke with Stephanie about an article she wrote about microplastics in Lake Superior in a recent edition of Agate.

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One Less Guest: L to R, Nick Glass, Nick Muska, Lauren Cooper. WTIP archive photo by Will Moore

One Less Guest joins Roadhouse

Twin Ports band One Less Guest spoke with Will about their upcoming farewell show this Friday and their plans of moving to California.

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Fisherman enjoying one of our northland lakes - Photo courtesy of US Forest Service

Talking fishing opener with retired conservation officer Darin Fagerman

The Minnesota fishing opener was this weekend.  Ahead of the opener, Will spoke with Darin Fagerman, avid angler and former DNR conservation officer in Cook County to get some ideas and tips.

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A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere

New book describes the making of the movie 'Fargo'

Almost everyone in Minnesota has seen or heard of the Coen Brothers’ film, “Fargo.” Whether you love or hate its depiction of Minnesotans, it was wildly popular and won two Academy Awards. Now there’s a book about the making of the movie, in delicious detail, called “A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere,” from the Minnesota Historical Society Press. Ann spoke with the book's author, Todd Melby.

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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.

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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.

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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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