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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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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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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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Photo courtesy Bob King

"Astro Bob" talks Perseverance Mars landing, northern lights, and more

The space event of the decade (at least) just happened with the landing of the Perseverance spacecraft on the surface of Mars.

Amateur astronomer Bob King, who writes the blog Astrobob, joined Will to tell us more about Perseverance and other things happening in the night sky. You can see images from the Mars lander here.

You can read Bob's blog here.

 

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Photo courtesy Heather Junqueira

How dogs can help us in the fight against COVID

Dogs might be our friends in the fight against COVID by being able to accurately sniff out individuals who may be infected. Professor Tommy Dickey is professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Heather Junqueira is a researcher at the company BioScent in Florida.  They joined Will to tell us more about the research.

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Hudson Bay Bound from University of Minnesota Press

New book tells the story of canoe trip from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Ten years ago, best friends Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho paddled the 2,000-mile route from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay made famous in the classic book, “Canoeing with the Cree.” Now Natalie has written a book of her own about their expedition. It’s called “Hudson Bay Bound." 

Ann spoke with Natalie about the canoe trip and the new book.

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Breanne Marie and Evan Tepler - photo credit Fitzphoto Inc.

Breanne Marie performs on the Roadhouse

Breanne Marie is a singer/songwriter from Duluth known for playing with her band the Front Porch Sinners. Their latest album is called "Juniper", and she is joined by one Front Porch Sinner, Evan Tepler, for a live remote performance on the Roadhouse. 

You can find more information about the band and new album on Bandcamp.

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Joshua Schmidt performing at WTIP in 2018. WTIP file photo.

Joshua Schmidt talks about his new solo project, Cryote

Joshua Schmidt has a new solo project, Cryote.  He joined Ann and Will to chat about the project, as well as perform a few songs.

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Beth Probst. Submitted photo.

Local author shares love-hate relationship with running in debut book

Beth Probst lives in rural northern Wisconsin, she's a runner in her 40s, as well as a mother, a professional, a wife, and a caretaker among other things. In 2011 she decided to take up running on a dare, now she's written a book about running, and all that goes with it called, "It could be worse: A girlfriend's guide for runners who detest running."  Beth joined Ann on The Roadhouse to tell us more about her experience and her new book. You can find it at Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais, as well as other booksellers and online.

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