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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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Eos II, courtesy umnsvp.org

U of MN Solar Vehicle Project unveils new car to compete across Australian outback

The U of MN Solar Vehicle Project has a long and successful history. Dave chatted with this year's co-leaders of the project, students Graham Krumpelmann and Patrick Zeimet, about this year's vehicle. The vehicle, named Eos II, will compete in a cruiser class in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge across the Australian outback in October.

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Joey Shaheen of The Wrong Omar

The Wrong Omar rocks the tent during "Summer of Love" membership drive

Fun Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar showed up again this year to play during membership drive, outside under the big tent. The Wrong Omar is: Logan Amos, bass; Becky Shaheen, acoustic guitar; Laura Lou, ukulele; and Joey Shaheen, electric guitar. You can learn more about the band and their music here

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The Spirit and the Sky by Mark Hollabaugh

Mark Hollabaugh talks about his new book, "The Spirit and the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos"

Mark Hollabaugh has written a very interesting book about the role and significance of astronomy in Lakota culture, "The Spirit in the Sky: Lakota Visions of the Cosmos." Dave read the book and chatted with Mark about it during membership drive. Mark is an emeritus instructor of physics and astronomy at Normandale Community College, and a part-time Cook County resident.

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Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo

Duluth News Tribune outdoors editor Sam Cook on getting kids into the outdoors

Longtime Duluth News Tribune columnist and frequent Roadhouse guest Sam Cook chatted with CJ recently. This time, it was about the importance and magic of introducing young people to the outdoors. You can follow Sam's columns here

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Photo by Marina Chavez

Roots rocker Mary Cutrufello stops by Studio A

St. Paul-based roots rocker Mary Cutrufello has been in the business for 25 years, on a musical journey from Connecticut to Texas to the Midwest. She stopped by The Roadhouse on her way to a house concert to benefit the Grand Marais Music Collaborative. You can learn more about Mary and her music and schedule here.

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It's grilling time!

Grilling tips from a 'grill master'...just in time for summer

Charcoal or gas? Marinate or no? Should you let the meat rest before cutting? These, and many more, questions answered in this chat between CJ and Longhorn Steakhouse 'grill master' Jason Trenkler.

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"Flying Funny" by Dudley Riggs

Show business veteran Dudley Riggs, founder of the Brave New Workshop, on The Roadhouse

Dudley Riggs is a fifth-generation member of a distinguished show business family. He's worked in many areas of the biz, as everything from an aerialist to a stage director, but is best known as the father of improvisational theater. Dave chatted with Dudley about his recently released memoir, "Flying Funny," from the U of MN Press.  

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courtesy Patrick Scully

Minnneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully portrays Walt Whitman in one-man show

Minneapolis performance artist Patrick Scully has created and performs a one-man show about the life and times of Walt Whitman. It's called "Leaves of Grass--Illuminated," features Whitman's poetry, and addresses his reality as a gay man in the mid-1880s. Patrick was in town to perform the show, and joined Ann Possis to talk about why he chose Whitman as his subject, what he wants to convey, and much more. You can learn about Patrick and his work here.

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Photo by Bryan Hansel

Adventurers Dave & Amy Freeman check in on their latest projects...and a new book in the works

Explorers & adventurers Amy and Dave Freeman, who recently spent a year living in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, are back in Cook County for the summer. They stopped by the studio to chat with Dave about what readapting to civilization has been like, what they miss and what they don't, and much more. They're writing a book about their experience, due out this fall from Milkweed Editions.

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Triple Truffle Trotters, courtesy MN State Fair

The scoop on new foods at the fair this summer...Swine & Spuds, anyone?

It's only two months away...the start of the 2017 MN State Fair. And every summer there are fun new foods to try. Dennis Larson, license administration manager for the fair, chatted with Ann Possis about this year's new foods and how they're chosen. The 2017 fair starts Aug. 24. You can find the complete list of new foods here.

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