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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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Are annoying words your 'bete noire'? Then you'll like LSSU's 42nd annual list of banished words!

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have been busy compiling nominations and votes for their annual "List of Words Banished from the Queen's Engligh for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness." As in years past, we checked in with John Shibley of the university's PR department to learn what really annoyed the heck out of everyone this time. You can see the whole list, as well as banished words from the past 41 years, here

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Energy-efficient passive building in Isabella

Passive building techniques: What they are and why they matter

The Cook County Local Energy Project & Cook County Extension will offer a workshop on best energy construction practices Thursday, Feb. 9, in Grand Marais. Sean Meyers is an architect with CR-BPS, a firm located in Isabella that specializes in passive building techniques, and he'll be in town to present at the workshop. He spoke with Dave about passive building, energy conservation, and more. You can contact Cook County Extension at 387-3015 to register. 

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Michael Monroe

Michael Monroe's music brightens a winter night

Local fave Michael Monroe stopped by The Roadhouse to share his special brand of music, both originals and covers. He's currently  finishing up his third folk legends album. You can learn more about Michael, his music, and his upcoming performance schedule here

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Timmy Haus in Studio A

Timmy Haus brings wide variety of music to Studio A

Grand Marais' Timmy Haus is a versatile musician who's been playing professionally for years. He joined Dave and Dick for fun chat and a range of songs, including a great rock & roll/holiday mashup. You can learn more about Timmy and his music here

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Jon Kallberg

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg returns to The Roadhouse

Lutsen guitarist Jon Kallberg made a long-awaited return visit to The Roadhouse with two beautiful guitars. Listen for stories about these unique instruments, and both original and cover tunes. You can hear Jon in person at Lutsen Resort in February.

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courtesy diversifieddiners.com

Saving a part of Americana--old diners restored and repurposed

Steve Harwin bought his first diner in 1987..and has been preserving this special part of American history ever since. Dave caught up with him to learn how he got into the business, why it's important to save these unique structures, and much more. You can learn more about Steve's business, Diversified Diners, here

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courtesy www.pincushiontrails.org

All kinds of things happening at Pincushion Mountain--Chris Hegg checks in

The Pincushion Trails are a recreation hot spot year-round, and right now, cross-country skiing is great. North Superior Ski & Run Club president Chris Hegg sat down with Dick to talk about trail conditions, new projects, and upcoming events, like the winter festival happening Feb. 12. You can learn more about Pincushion here

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William Arnold

U of M's William Arnold on triclosan and the environment

On January 1st, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to ban soaps containing a common antibacterial agent called triclosan. Professor William Arnold is with the University of Minnesota’s Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, and has been studying the effects of triclosan on the environment.

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Jim McGowan

Jim McGowan returns to the Roadhouse

Local musician Jim McGowan returns with his guitar to play for Dave and Dick on the Roadhosue.

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Writer/vital communities speaker Jay Walljasper

Making Grand Marais more walkable with Jay Walljasper on the Roadhouse

Jay Walljasper is a writer, speaker, and authority on vital communities. He shares stories and strategies that inspire people to make changes in their lives, hometowns and the world. Jay conducted two workshops here in December on how to make Grand Marais and Cook County more walkable.

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