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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 & 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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Dale Mulfinger's latest book, "The Family Cabin"

How to create the best kind of cabin? Architect & 'cabinologist' Dale Mulfinger weighs in

Dale Mulfinger is a Minneapolis-based architect, author and 'cabinologist'. He's written several books on the subject, including his latest, "The Family Cabin: Inspiration for Camps, Cottages and Cabins," which was voted Best Interior Design Book of 2017 by Library Journal. He joined Dave to chat about cabins and what to consider in making your own cabin special. 

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If Eye May rocks The Roadhouse

Twin Cities alt rock band If Eye May made a return appearance on The Roadhouse, before their gig at the Wunderbar. Great, high-energy music! You can learn more at www.facebook.com/IfEyeMay.

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Adventurer Stevie Anna Plummer travels solo 1,000+ miles across Patagonia on horseback

With slow travel nearly forgotten, some explorers are rediscovering its charm. Adventurer and writer Stevie Anna Plummer, a former Cook County resident, recently completed a 1,000+ mile journey across Patagonia by horseback, with only her dog Darcie for company. Stevie talked with Dave about the challenges and joys of the trip. You can read her blog and see her gorgeous photography here

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Artist/jeweler Danny Saathoff's exhibit focuses on climate change; opens Feb. 20 at Grand Marais Art Colony

Danny Saathoff is a Twin Cities jeweler and artist who recently received a grant from the MN State Arts Board for his work, "Swinging the Compass," which focuses on the effects of climate change on Lake Superior. He chatted with Jay about his art, how jewelry and sculpture are related, and the exhibit, which opens Tues.,  Feb. 20, with a talk by Danny at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. 

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Thomas Stamps in Studio A

Mardi Gras celebration with Chris Gillis & friends

Get into the spirit of Mardi Gras with jazz musicians Chris Gillis, Thomas Stamps and Max Bichel. They joined Tracy and Jay in studio for great music as well as delightful chat about and insight into New Orleans, where both Chris and Thomas lived for many years. 

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The Inconvenient Indian

Native author Thomas King on his latest work, "The Inconvenient Indian"

"The Inconvenient Indian" from the U of MN Press is an unconventional, subversive account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact. The book's award-winning author, Thomas King, spoke with Jay about his ideas and his hope for charting a new way forward for Indians as well as non-Indians.  

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Walk like a penguin: Staying safe in a Minnesota winter

We all know someone who's fallen and injured themselves on the ice...maybe it's happened to you, too. Older people are especially vulnerable. Jessica Finlay of the Center on Aging at the U of MN has been studying this problem, and chatted with Dave about how older people feel about and deal with winter. 

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Leah Thomas plays accordion live on The Roadhouse by Annela Rova

Local musician Leah Thomas wins songwriting award

Local musician & songwriter Leah Thomas is well-known for her distinctive voice, killer accordion and clever lyrics, and has played with and fronted many groups, including the SplinterTones. Her talent was recognized by the SongDoor 2017 International Songwriting Competition, with an honorable mention for her song "Slick Back," which was recorded by the SplinterTones for their 2017 release "SplinterTones II." Leah joined Jay to talk about her songwriting process, including the inspiration she gets from travel. 

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Briand Morrison

Briand Morrison stops by Studio A

Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison stopped by The Roadhouse on his way to a gig at Bluefin Bay in Tofte. He shared his smooth jazz music, as well as some very interesting conversation about music, math, and more. You can learn more about Briand and his music and schedule here. 

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Researchers studying wild rice in lakes & streams learn about health of water

By studying wild rice in lakes and streams, a team of researchers led by the U of MN has discovered harmful effects of sulfate in waterways, on wild rice as well as other species. One of the lead researchers, Amy Myrbo, joined Tracy to explain what sulfates and sulfides are, why they're harmful, and much more. You can learn more about this topic on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's website. 

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