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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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Cory Coffman preparing to perform on The Roadhouse. Photo via Cory's Facebook.

Duluth musician Cory Coffman performs virtually on Roadhouse

Cory Coffman is a Duluth-based musician; you may remember him previously as a part of The Cuckoo Bees.  Cory has since set off on a new solo adventure, and has a new album, "Canvas and Color" coming out on Monday!  Cory joined Ann and Will on Roadhouse to perform a few songs from the album and a special surprise song as well.

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Cooking icon Beatrice Ojakangas joins The Roadhouse

Beatrice Ojakangas is the author of 30 cookbooks, including the just-reissued gem, “The Soup & Bread Cookbook”. She’s been a food writer and columnist for many publications including Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bea was inducted to the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2005. Ann spoke with Beatrice about her recently reissued book, and about what she's been up to recently.

 
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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Don't worry, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are standing by

It’s time again to talk turkey! The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line fields thousands of calls at this time of year. Turkey expert Mary Alice spoke with Will to share some tips and memorable calls.  You can call 1-800-BUTTERBALL for help, or text them at 844-877-3456.

 
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New book details history of Lighthouses along the North Shore

Thunder Bay author Elle Andra-Warner is out with a new book, "Lighthouses of Lake Superior's North Shore". This full-color guide presents photographs and history of 41 lighthouses and navigational beacons between Duluth, Minnesota, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Will spoke with Elle on The Roadhouse about the book.

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Paul Metsa - photo by Howard Christopherson via Facebook

Twin Cities musician Paul Metsa on his latest album release

Paul Metsa is a legendary musician and songwriter from Minnesota. Born on the Iron Range, he has been based in Minneapolis since 1978.  Will spoke with Paul about his new release, "Whistling Past the Graveyard - Deluxe Edition Remastered."

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La Rive Nord. Submitted photo.

Lutsen residents Chuck and Kim Corliss on their sailing adventure in the Caribbean

Chuck and Kim Corliss (you might know them from North Shore Winery in Lutsen) are about to set off on a sailing adventure to the east coast of the Caribbean.  

You can follow their sailing trip here.

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Emily Wick. Photo by Superior Exposure from northwoven.com

Local artist Emily Wick talks her weaving work

Local artist Emily Wick makes woven goods that are practical, displayable, and wearable.  Will spoke with Emily about her work.

You can find Emily's work here.

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Photo from https://kaitlinakimmel.wixsite.com

Local resident Kaitlin Kimmel on her work as an ecologist

Kaitlin Kimmel is a new Cook County resident doing some interesting work related to climate change. She's a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University in the Earth and Planetary Sciences department, and has her PhD in ecology from the University of Minnesota.  Ann spoke with Kaitlin about her work.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

How emergency beacons used in the Boundary Waters work

After several recent incidents of people using emergency beacons to summon rescue from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we thought we'd talk with a local outfitter to get his take on it. Ann spoke with Andy McDonnell, owner of Tuscarora Lodge and Canoe Outfitters on Round Lake up the Gunflint Trail, to learn more.

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Tearin' Down the House

Talking with The Carpenter Ants' guitarist Michael Lipton

The Carpenter Ants, a group from West Virginia and known to many locally who attend the Radiowaves Music Festival, are out with a new album, "Tearin' Down the House". Will spoke with the group's guitarist Michael Lipton about the new album, and what they've been up to since the start of the pandemic.

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