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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 Dick Swanson & Dave TerSteeg 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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What is metabolism, and how can you make yours work better? Dietitian explains

Between leftover Halloween candy and the upcoming holidays, it's easy to add extra pounds this time of year. Dick spoke with Taylor Newhouse, a registered dietitian at Texas A&M School of Public Health, about what you can do to make your metabolism more efficient.

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Common Ground in Studio A

Local trio Common Ground makes Roadhouse debut

New local trio Common Ground joined The Roadhouse recently during membership drive. The group is, from left,  Bob LaMettry, Drew Heinonen, and Jon Steckelberg. Great sound; listen for their special rendition of "Purple Rain."

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Eric Frost (far right) & family at Wrigley Field

Rabid Cubs fan Eric Frost checks in from Chi-town

Tofte resident & Chicago native Eric Frost has been a Cubs fan his entire life. He called us from Chicago the night of World Series Game 3  to talk about the scene there and to share his hopes for his favorite team.

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Linda LeGarde Grover

One Community, One Book author Linda LeGarde Grover joins The Roadhouse

"The Road Back to Sweetgrass" is the One Community, One Book selection for Cook County this fall. Author and UMD American Indian studies professor Linda LeGarde Grover talked with Ann Possis recently about her first work of fiction, what she hopes to convey, and much more. Prof. LeGarde Grover will speak at the Grand Marais Public Library Friday, Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m. For more information on the community book read project, click here.

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The Pete K Group in Studio A

Pete K Group rocks The Roadhouse

Pete Kavanaugh and his Minneapolis band, The Pete K Group, (Pete on guitar & vocals, Eric Meyer on bass, and Mike Dubois on drums) stopped by Studio A on their way to a gig at Grandma Rays in Grand Marais. Fabulous music to start the weekend!  You can learn more about the band and their schedule here.

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"How to Move to Canada" by Andre du Broc

Thinking about escaping it all and moving to Canada? Humorist offers helpful guide

Fed up with the election? Threatening to move to Canada? A new book, "How to Move to Canada: A Discontented American's Guide to Canadia Relocation," will inform you and make you laugh at the same time. Dave caught up with the book's author, Andre du Broc, to learn more. Andre is a creative & editorial director, author, copywriter, content developer, and word monkey at large... not to mention a very funny guy.

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"180 Days" by Stan Kusunoki

Teacher & poet Stan Kusunoki visits The Roadhouse during MEA

Stan Kusunoki is a high-potential elementary teacher who is also a published poet. He stopped by The Roadhouse to chat with Dick about his midlife career switch to teaching, poetry, and the pleasures and challenges of working with children. 

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Ginstrings bring great bluegrass to Studio A

Bluegrass band Ginstrings was in Grand Marais recently to perform. Several of the band's members, Gavin Haskin (mandolin), Eli Bentley (guitar), and Edward Hou (fiddle), stopped by The Roadhouse to chat and play a few tunes. You can learn more about their music and their schedule here.

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Taqralik Partridge (l.) & Nina Segalowitz

Visiting Inuit throat singers stop by The Roadhouse

Last weekend marked the 16th annual Inuit Premier at Sivertson Gallery. Inuit throat singers Taqralik Partridge (left) and Nina Segalowitz (right) traveled to Grand Marais to be part of the celebration. They, along with gallery director Abby Tofte, stopped by The Roadhouse to talk about throat singing and what it means, and to demonstrate this amazing vocal form. 

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Extreme rock climber who thrives on risky behavior might have different brain than most of us

We ran across a fascinating article about a famous free solo (unroped) rock climber, Alex Honnold, and how his brain works. Dave chatted with the article's author, Canadian independent journalist J.B. MacKinnon, about why JB became interested in finding out about Alex's brain, and what he learned.

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