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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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Chris Gillis (left) and Gordon Thorne in Studio A

Gordon Thorne & Chris Gillis play The Roadhouse

Local musicians Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (keyboard) stopped by Studio A recently for fun chat and great tunes... old and quirky blues numbers as well as originals.

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North Shore Coloring Book by Mike Klein

New North Shore Coloring Book lets you 'visit' the shore from anywhere

Mike Klein is an artist working in drawing, sculpture, and community murals. When he's not creating art, he's an assistant professor in the Department of Justice and Peace Studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He's just out with a coloring book featuring images of the North Shore. He talked with Ann Possis about how he came to create the book, what art and the North Shore mean to him, and how his work in peace and justice influences his art. 

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New Deep Winter Greenhouse in Finland, Minn.

New 'Deep Winter Greenhouse' in Finland enables food production all winter long

The first "Deep Winter Greenhouse" is done and ready to go in Finland, at the Organic Consumers Association. It's a project of the NE MN Regional Sustainable Development program, which has several more planned for other areas in the state. Two of the leaders of the project, Dan Handeen and Greg Schweser, chatted with Dave about the greenhouse, what it's meant to do, and the special features of its construction. Local carpenters Gordon Thorne and Hans Mueller built the greenhouse.
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If Eye May in Studio A

If Eye May makes WTIP debut

A young Twin Cities band, If Eye May, made their WTIP debut recently and rocked The Roadhouse with great, original sound. The group has North Shore connections, and we can't wait to have them back. You can learn more about them here or on their Facebook page.

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words

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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