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The Roadhouse

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  • 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 & CJ Heithoff and producer Ann Possis provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, local features 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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Author, adventurer, explorer Jon Turk visits The Roadhouse

Jon Turk was this year's featured speaker at North House Folk School's Winterers' Gathering. He dropped by the studio to chat with CJ about our human disconnect from nature, communicating with animals, and much more. 

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U of MN students win the Bayer-Big Ten Alka Rocket challenge

Engineering students at the U of MN took a classic science experiment a bit further to win a $25,000 prize and a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Student and rocket team leader Kevin Schrader joined Dave to share the story of winning the Bayer-Big Ten Alka Rocket Challenge with a super-lightweight rocket, powered by fizzy tablets. 

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Talking turkey with a Butterball expert--get all the tips to make your best turkey ever

Just in time! Christopher Clem, Butterball Turkey Talk Line expert, joined Dave to talk all things turkey--thawing, stuffing, portion size per person, and much more. You can find lots more info on their website, or call the hotline (til Dec. 24) at 1-800-288-8372. They've got live chat and texting service, too.

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Plucked Up String Band in Studio A

Plucked Up String Band in the house for member drive

Local faves the Plucked Up String Band (Will Moore, bass; Matt Nesheim, banjo; Elliot Noyce, mandolin; Amanda Hand, guitar; Bill Hansen, dobro) joined the Roadhouse crew during membership drive to up the energy and get people pledging. Go to their new website here for more info, including upcoming performances.

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Dr. Mark Seeley in Studio A

Meteorologist Mark Seeley stops by The Roadhouse to talk all things weather

Dr. Mark Seeley, a leader in Minnesota's climate community and a regular guest on MPR, stopped by Studio A during membership drive. He was in town for the Lake Superior Storm Festival weekend. Mark talked with CJ about our unusual November, predictions for the coming winter, and much more. You can find his WeatherTalk blog here

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JIm McGowan playing for Join Together membership drive

Jim McGowan joins The Roadhouse during membership drive

One of our favorite solo artists, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A during membership drive to chat and play. 

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Kao Kalia Yang's first book, "The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir"

Writer Kao Kalia Yang to visit Grand Marais this week for Readers & Writers Festival

Kao Kalia Yang is an author, teacher, and public speaker who's written two books about her Hmong family's experiences in Laos, Thailand, and the U.S. She joined Ann Possis to share how she approaches her writing. Kalia will be in Grand Marais this week to teach and present at the North Shore Readers & Writers Festival. WTIP will broadcast a panel discussion she's on, Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at the library, on writing about charged topics. Jay Andersen will moderate the event. 

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Cook County's Bill Hansen shares tales from Kenya trips

Bill Hansen, active community leader and former longtime owner of Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, spent two weeks in Kenya recently with his son, Adam. He dropped by Studio A to share his adventures.

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Working dogs help to protect wildlife

Isabelle Groc is an environmental writer and conservation photographer based in Vancouver. She recently wrote an article for Ensia about working dogs that help preserve endangered species and other wildlife. CJ Heithoff chatted with Isabelle to learn more.

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Brothers in Arms, Studio A

Brothers in Arms makes Roadhouse debut

Local band Brothers in Arms made their Roadhouse debut, and rocked the house! The band is: Joe Peterson, drums; Drew Heinonen, guitar; Jim Miller, guitar; and Jonathan Steckelberg, bass. 

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