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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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Lake Agnes by Travis Novitsky

MN Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center's new lab enables deeper study

The MN Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center has a new lab at the U of MN, St. Paul campus. Dave chatted with Sue Galatowitsch, director of the center, about why this research is so important to Minnesota waters, and what we as individuals can do to protect them.

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Black River Revue in Studio A

Black River Revue brings bluegrass to The Roadhouse

Duluth/Superior-based Black River Revue dropped by The Roadhouse on a recent visit to Grand Marais. They chatted with Dave and Ann and played some great high-energy tunes. Black River Revue is: Adam Stariha, guitar/vocals/harmonica; Ian Kvale, bass/vocals; Tim Leutgeb, banjo/guitar/vocals; and Joe Berg, spoons/washboard/vocals. You can learn more about the band and their upcoming performances here.

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Sure sign of spring--Duluth's shipping season under way

Duluth's shipping season just opened, and it's big business. Adele Yorde, PR director for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, chatted with Dave recently about shipping in Duluth-Superior and what it means to the area. You can go to www.duluthboats.com for ship arrivals and departures--it's updated several times a day. 

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Nearsightedness skyrocketing all over the world--and the reason is probably not what you think

Severe myopia (nearsightedness) is on the rise among youth everywhere, and scientists think they know why. And it's likely not, as might seem obvious, from kids and teens staring at their phones. Dr. Joshua Hou of the department of opthalmology and visual neurosciences at the U of MN talked with Ann Possis recently about this epidemic and the leading theories about it.

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Boyd "Bump" Blomberg visits The Roadhouse

Singer-songwriter Boyd Blomberg stopped by Studio A March 18 to chat and play some great original tunes. You can learn more about Boyd, his music, and his upcoming shows here.

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What does the future hold for driverless cars? Transportation expert weighs in

Following the recent crash of a driverless car, there's been a lot of talk about these vehicles. Frank Douma is a transportation policy expert and director of the state and local policy program at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the U of MN. He chatted with Dave recently about the challenges and advantages of driverless cars, and what the future might hold for this technology.

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Aaron Brown, author/creator of Minnesota Brown, on the current legislative session

Author, radio producer, and college instructor Aaron Brown writes about life and politics on the Iron Range on his website, minnesotabrown.com. He joined Dave recently to discuss what we can expect from this year's unusually short Minnesota legislative session.

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"Women of Mayo Clinic"

New book explores huge role women played in founding Mayo Clinic

March is Women's History Month. A new book, "Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation," explores the significant contributions women made to the clinic. Ann Possis spoke with the book's author, Virginia Wright-Peterson, about the story and how she came to tell it. You can learn more about Virginia and her writing here.

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Author, Hollywood voiceover pro Bill Ratner visits The Roadhouse

You know his voice...now learn about who's behind it. Hollywood voiceover professional Bill Ratner chatted with Dave about how he got started in the business, what it's like, and what prompted him to write his book, "Parenting for the Digital Age." He will appear at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss children and the media.

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Forest road

How might climate change affect North Shore tourism? Researcher offers study results

Prof. Mae Davenport of the U of MN Department of Forest Resources, along with colleagues from many other fields, has just completed a study on how climate change could affect tourism on the North Shore. She chatted with Ann Possis about the study's scope and key findings. You can learn more by attending one of two workshops being held, March 15 at Lutsen Resort and March 16 at Grand Superior Lodge in Two Harbors, both 5 to 8 p.m. RSVPs are required: email katzx096@umn.edu or call 612 624 2721.

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