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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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Restorative justice: A different approach to addressing crime and harm between people

Restorative justice is an approach to repairing harm that considers all parties involved and focuses more on healing and rebuilding than it does on punishment. Kay Pranis, senior associate at the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University in Boston, will give a talk about the process at Cook County Higher Education Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. She joined Dick to explain what restorative justice is and give a preview of her talk.

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World's largest rubber duck heads to Duluth for Tall Ships festival

The adorable, popular six-stories-tall rubber duck is coming to Duluth for the Tall Ships festival, August 18 to 21. Dave chatted all things duck with her creator, Craig Samborski of Draw Events, which organizes the Tall Ships event and owns the World's Largest Rubber Duck. 

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Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller, left, & Amymarie Schmidt)

Hovland duo Red Dirt Girl makes radio debut

New musical duo Red Dirt Girl (Michele Miller & Amymarie Schmidt) made their radio debut on The Roadhouse last week. Look for them to play around town this summer.

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U of MN looks for public input on prioritizing invasive species

Researchers at the MN Invasive Terrestrial Plants & Pests Center recently compiled an extensive paper that ranks the 124 top invaders--and now they're looking for input from you. Dick spoke with Rob Venette, director of the center, and Heather Koop, associate director, about the report, why it's important, and how you can help. They're accepting public input on their website through July 29.

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Forest bathing---improve your health by immersing yourself in nature

Ever hear of forest bathing? It's an idea that comes from Japan, of literally immersing yourself in nature to improve your mental and physical health. Dr. Jean Larson of the Center for Spirituality & Healing and the U of MN Arboretum joined Dave recently to explain why getting out into the forest, away from the bustle of modern urban life, is good for body and soul. 

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The Wrong Omar, July 2016

The Wrong Omar visits The Roadhouse for membership drive

The Wrong Omar (Joey Shaheen, Becky Shaheen, and Laura Lou, with Brian Reidinger on percussion) brought their fun brand of music to the big tent during membership drive last week. Be sure to listen for Joey's dream and the resulting song...you can learn more about the band and their schedule at thewrongomar.com.

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Local book group focuses on just one author...Shakespeare

Local residents Tom McCann and Hillary Freeman are organizers of a read & study group that focuses on the works of Shakespeare. They chatted with Dick recently about the whys and hows of this unique book group. Interview includes their email addresses if you'd like to join them. 

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Tofte District Ranger Kurt Steele talks safety & ethics in the woods

Just in time for the holiday weekend, we checked in with Kurt Steele, district ranger for the Tofte district of the U.S. Forest Service. He talked with Dick about safety, ethics, permits, and much more.

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Renewable energy projects could add many jobs to NE Minnesota economy

A recent report from the U of MN's Energy Transition Lab indicates that biomass and solar energy expansion could add over 2,000 jobs to the NE Minnesota economy. Ellen Anderson, executive director of the lab, joined Dave to talk about the study and the projects involved. You can learn more about the Energy Transition Lab's work here. 

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Rich Mattson & the Northstars

Rich Mattson & the Northstars bring cosmic folk to Studio A

Rich Mattson and the Northstars stopped by The Roadhouse to talk and share their unique brand of original music. In studio were Rich, Germaine Gemberling, Kyle Westrick, and Curtis Mattson, and hosts Dave TerSteeg & Berta Bauer. You can learn more about Rich's music and his recording studios, Sparta Sound, here

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