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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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Local songwriter Rick Skoog visits The Roadhouse

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Rick Skoog, who lives in Cook County and drives a snowplow for MNDOT, has another talent you may not be aware of: songwriting. He stopped in to Studio A Sept. 27 to talk with Buck and Dave Seaton about his songwriting career, living and working in Nashville, and lots more. You'll hear two songs he co-wrote in this interview.

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Chicago-based The Bricklayers mask theatre performs, conducts workshops in Grand Portage

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The Bricklayers (Matt Trucano, founding artistic director; Kyle Cadotte, co-founding artistic director, and Jonathan Greene, international theater artist) joined Dave Seaton in Studio A Sept. 27. Conversation ranged from what mask theatre is to why theater and improv are important, and more. They performed Sept. 28 in Grand Portage, and are conducting workshops for students at Oshki Ogimaag Charter School the week of Sept. 30.

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Community change expert Rich Harwood on moving forward after tragedy

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In the wake of the Navy Yard shootings in Washington, D.C., Buck spoke Sept. 27 with Rich Harwood, founder and president of the D.C.-based Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and a nationally recognized expert in the fields of community change and crisis. Rich talked about what happens to communities in the aftermath of a crisis, and ways to start and help the healing process.

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Heart of the Continent Partnership works to promote Canadian-American border lakes region

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St. Louis County Commissioner Frank Jewell spoke with Ann Possis Sept. 20 about the Heart of the Continent Partnership (HOCP), an American/Canadian coalition of land managers and local stakeholders working together on cross-border projects. Their next meeting is at Camp Menogyn, off the Gunflint Trail, Oct. 3 & 4. For more information on the HOCP, or to sign up to attend the meeting, click here.

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Delightful new book assembles stories from the Boundary Waters--plus trivia to boot

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Boundary Waters lover Barry Johnson has put together a book of essays about his favorite place, the "BWCA Reader." Several dozen stories from different writers run the gamut from fish tales to honeymoons to canoes gone missing. Barry shares how and why he decided to publish this book, why it's important to him, and more, in this conversation with Ann Possis Sept. 20.

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Marc Abrahams on the 23rd First Annual IgNobels, awards for wacky/fun research that makes you think

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Buck chatted and laughed with Marc Abrahams of Improbable Research, which publishes a magazine and awards the IgNobel Prizes for research that "makes people laugh, and then think." Learn about the origin of karaoke (it's not what you might think), very important cow research, and...what the heck is a Blonsky device? (see drawing at left)

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Songwriter Jon Vezner, folk legend Tom Paxton, and guitarist Jonathan Brown, all on The Roadhouse

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Buck & Dick welcomed Tom Paxton, Jon Vezner, and Jonathan Brown to Studio A Sept. 13 for talk and music. The three were in Grand Marais to perform on NPR's Mountain Stage, Friday evening, and Unplugged XII, Saturday evening, both at North House Folk School.


 
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"Sole Survivor" explores the lives of lone survivors of commercial plane crashes

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Ky Dickens has made a powerful new film, "Sole Survivor," which documents the struggles of people who were the only ones to survive deadly plane crashes. Though these people are seen as 'lucky', special challenges come with being a sole survivor. Buck spoke with her Sept. 13.

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Mel Duncan of Nonviolent Peaceforce, on peaceful civilian response to conflict around the world

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Dick spoke Sept. 13 with Mel Duncan, co-founder and director of advocacy & research of Nonviolent Peaceforce. Their mission is to to promote, develop and implement unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict. They talked about the organization's work in general, as well as the current situation in Syria.

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Al Hedstrom, Don Bauer & Bruce Dean play The Roadhouse

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Buck & Dick welcomed Al, Don & Bruce to Studio A Sept. 6 for a little preview of their Radio Waves performance. Beautiful guitar!