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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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Forest road

How might climate change affect North Shore tourism? Researcher offers study results

Prof. Mae Davenport of the U of MN Department of Forest Resources, along with colleagues from many other fields, has just completed a study on how climate change could affect tourism on the North Shore. She chatted with Ann Possis about the study's scope and key findings. You can learn more by attending one of two workshops being held, March 15 at Lutsen Resort and March 16 at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, both 5 to 8 p.m. RSVPs are required: email katzx096@umn.edu or call 612 624 2721.

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Jon Kallberg on the harp guitar

Guitarist Jon Kallberg makes Roadhouse debut

Musician Jon Kallberg of Lutsen has played guitar for many years, and made his Roadhouse debut Feb. 26 with a harp guitar (pictured) and a six-string. You may catch him playing at Lutsen Resort; his next gig there is March 8.

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Wolf in the wild

Chief scientist at Earthwatch Institute on large carnivores and climate change

Dr. Cristina Eisenberg is chief scientist at the nonprofit Earthwatch Institute, and author of several books including "The Carnivore Way: Coexisting With and Preserving America's Predators." She talked with Ann Possis recently about large carnivores, including wolves and lynx, and how and why various species will be affected differently by climate change. 

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Are you sleep-deprived? Good sleep habits from sleep expert Dr. Michael Howell

The CDC just released a study showing that 30% of Americans are sleep-deprived. So we wanted to know...how does this affect a person's body and emotional state? And how can we get better sleep? Dave chatted with Dr. Michael Howell, professor of neurology at the U of MN, and a leading sleep expert. 

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Thorne & Ohlschmidt in Studio A

Gordon Thorne & Jim Ohlschmidt bring music to Studio A

Musicians Gordon Thorne and Jim Ohlschmidt stopped by WTIP to play The Roadhouse for membership drive. Listen for their special, original "Cabin Fever" song. 

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Melting Snow

Chel Anderson, "Northwoods Naturalist," weighs in on possibility of an early spring

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist who has lived and worked on the North Shore since 1974. You probably know her as the Northwoods Naturalist on WTIP and as the author of the new environmental history, "North Shore." She chatted with Dave Feb. 19 about signs of spring to be on the lookout for. 

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Ideas for coping with cabin fever

Cabin fever is real! And it sets in about this time of year...boredom, irritability, moodiness...need we go on? Marcia Hyatt, leadership and life coach, chatted with Dick during our "Cabin Fever" membership drive about a few strategies to deal with this malady. You can learn more about Marcia and her work here.

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So...it's the 2016 Banished Words List from Lake Superior State University

Most everyone has an overused word or two that drives them crazy when they hear it, and the folks at Lake Superior State University are doing something about it! For 40 years now they've been issuing their "List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use, and General Uselessness." John Shibley of LSSU's PR department chatted with Dick about this year's list. You can get more info and past lists here.

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What really happens to your heart when you're in love? Cardiologist explains

We all know the feeling of your heart skipping a beat when you fall in love, or being heartbroken...but what really happens to your heart when you're in love? To find out, Ann Possis chatted with Dr. Peter Crawford, director of the Cardiovascular Metabolism Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Florida. The good news? Actually dying of a broken heart is very, very rare.

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Birchwood Cafe Cookbook

New Birchwood Cafe Cookbook features Good Real Food

For 20 years now the Birchwood Cafe has served innovative, sustainable food in the Seward neighborhood of Minneapolis. Birchwood owner Tracy Singleton and Chef Marshall Paulsen have created a cookbook that helps people get the Birchwood taste at home. Ann Possis spoke with Tracy recently. You can learn more about the cafe, its philosophy, and the cookbook here.

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