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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 & Jay Andersen, 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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Author Jack Blackwell on "Boundary Waters Boy"

After his father died, 17-year-old Jack Blackwell joined his grandfather, Alec Boostrom, on his trapline here in northern Minnesota's canoe country, and heard many stories about this grandfather's past.  Now, Jack tells his grandfather's stories in a new book called "Boundary Waters Boy," published by Northern Wilds Media.  Jack and his friend Bill Hansen joined The Roadhouse to chat with Dave and Jay about some of the stories included in the new book.

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Christina Macgillivray

International filmmaker Christina Macgillivray on The Roadhouse

Christina Macgillivray is an international film and online video producer who works all over the world. She also has a special Cook County connection and will be producing a new travel feature for WTIP called “To Minnesota with Love.” She stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about her work and give a preview of the new WTIP feature.

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Adventurer Lonnie Dupre on his most recent book

Local Arctic adventurer Lonnie Dupre recently stopped by The Roadhouse to talk with Jay about his recently released book, "​Alone at the Top: Climbing Denali in the Dead of Winter".  

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Photo courtesy of Ellie Ballantine

Bluegrass band The Thirsty River performs on The Roadhouse

Twin Cities-based bluegrass band The Thirsty River (Evan Jungbauer, Banjo; Jake Jungbauer, Guitar; David Anderson, Percussion/Keys; Mike Store, Acoustic Bass; Ben Jungbauer, Mandolin) returned to WTIP to play on The Roadhouse. They played a number of original tunes and talked about how the band came to be.  You can learn more about The Thirsty River here

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Image courtesy Bell Museum

Bell Museum set for grand opening at new facility

The Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum, was founded in 1872. They’ve just spent three years building a new, state of the art facility, and their grand opening is next weekend. Holly Menninger with the Bell Museum joined The Roadhouse to tell us more.

 

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Ellen Stekert in Studio A

Folklorist Ellen Stekert performs and shares stories from folklore

Folksinger, folklore scholar, and former president of the American Folklore Society Ellen Stekert joined The Roadhouse to share some stories from folklore.  Stekert brought a guitar along as well and performed one of her favorite songs.
 

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Jim McGowan in Studio A

Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stops by Studio A

Regular Roadhouse guest Jim McGowan stopped by The Roadhouse ahead of a couple gigs in Cook County, including one at the upcoming Hovland Arts Festival.  Jim played a few covers and spoke with hosts Dave and Brian about what he's been up to over the past year.

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Ebooks Minnesota

Ebooks Minnesota - an online book collection available to all Minnesotans

Ebooks Minnesota is a free online book collection available to all Minnesotans within the state. In its third year, more and more folks are using this easy way to access thousands of titles.  Valerie Horton director of the University of Minnesota's Minitex program joined The Roadhouse to tell us more about this program.  

 

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Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners

Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners make Roadhouse debut

Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners recently made their first trip to Grand Marais to play a gig at the Wunderbar.  But, before they played there, they stopped by The Roadhouse to play some of their original tunes, as well as some classic country covers.  More information about the band can be found here.

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Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the World

Graphene - A new super material

Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms that is light, flexible, stronger than steel and a better conductor of electricity than copper. It's still in the development stages, but getting used in many products and processes already. Even though its inventors won the Nobel prize for it in 2012, it's practically unknown to the general public. Joseph Meany co-authored the book, "Graphene: The Superstrong, Superthin, and Superversatile Material That Will Revolutionize the World," and he stopped by The Roadhouse to tell us all about graphene. 

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