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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, Brian Neil, and Julie Carlson, 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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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Ecological death activists are encouraging “green burials"

For many of us, it’s hard to talk about or even think about our own death or that of a loved one. But a group of people, known as ecological death activists, are suggesting that we think about more environmentally sound approaches to traditional burials.

Nick Mac Murray, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, joined the Roadhouse to tell us more.
 

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Sweet Nature from University of Minnesota Press

Beth Dooley talks her latest cookbook and local food movement

Award-winning cookbook author Beth Dooley was recently in Grand Marais leading some classes at North House.  While in town, she stopped by WTIP and the Roadhouse to talk with Julie about her latest cookbook, 'Sweet Nature,' which celebrates two natural sweeteners, honey and maple syrup.

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Photo of Heatbox via Facebook

The beatboxing Heatbox on the Roadhouse

Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who blends vocal percussion and vocal turntablism with the simulation of horns, strings, musical instruments, and various sonic anomalies.  He joined our own Will Moore on the Roadhouse to perform some of music and explain how he creates his sound.

You can learn more about Heatbox here.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

How can we define resilience?

Resilience is a word that’s been popping up a lot lately, as a positive response and way to adapt to change. But what does it really mean? To help us answer that question, we invited writer and entrepreneur Kate Knuth to The Roadhouse to share her ideas. 

Kate's article in Ensia can be found here.

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Photo courtesy Julie Collman

Roadhouse talks fishing with local resident Julie Collman

This weekend was the fishing opener in Minnesota, so we invited local resident and avid angler Julie Collman about this and past openers.

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One Way Traffic in Studio A.  Photo by Brian Neil.

One Way Traffic performs on The Roadhouse

One Way Traffic is an Americana/Grassroots band hailing from St. Louis.  The group is Leah Osborne (Ukulele/Lead Vocals), Drew Lance (Percussion/Vocals), Sam Aubuchon (Mandolin), Taylor Perkins (Bass), and Sam Avery (Guitar/Vocals).  You can find out more about the group on their Facebook page.

The group was recently in Grand Marais, and they stopped by the WTIP studios for a live performance on The Roadhouse.

 

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

The Roadhouse learns more about Foreign Service Day

Alan J. Carlson is a retired diplomat living in Minnesota who is very active with the “Great Decisions” program, a monthly open discussion group based on the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions program, at many sites across the country, including here in Cook County, that focuses on international issues.  You can learn more about the group here. Alan was recently in Grand Marais to facilitate the Great Decisions discussion on nuclear negotiations. The next local Great Decisions meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16 from noon to 1:30 pm at the Cook County Community Center. The topic will be "Decoding U.S.-China Trade".

On May 3, Foreign Service Day, Alan joined The Roadhouse to fill us in on what the day means and share some of his experiences from his career as a diplomat.

 

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

May is skin cancer awareness month

We're all probably a little anxious to get outside and enjoy the sunshine after our long winter, but there are some risks involved with doing so.  To learn more about how we can protect our skin when we're outside, we invited Dr. Megan Rogge on The Roadhouse.  Dr. Rogge is a dermatologist with UTHealth in Houston.

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Lunch Trays. Photo by Anthony Easton via Flickr/Creative Commons

Finding solutions to school food waste

A huge amount of food ends up in school trashcans around the country every day. So, what can be done about it?

Freelance journalist Lela Nargi explored this issue in a recent article in Ensia, which can be found here.  Lela joined The Roadhouse to tell us more about some of the solutions being found across the country. 

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The Lost Forest.  Image from University of Minnesota Press

Betsy Bowen on recently published book she illustrated

Local illustrator Betsy Bowen partnered with author Phyllis Root on a new children's book that tells the story of a lucky error that preserved 144 acres of old-growth red and white pine in Minnesota.  Betsy spoke with Roadhouse host Dave about the story and how she came to be the illustrator for it.

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