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The Roadhouse

  • 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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Mary Bue performs in Studio A in June 2019

Mary Bue joins Roadhouse from Minneapolis

Twin Cities musician Mary Bue joined Ann and Will virtually to perform songs from her upcoming album The World is Your Lover.
They also chat about what Mary has been up to recently and her summer plans.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

New study says people feel more supported - not lonelier - during the pandemic

Here’s some good news about how people are feeling during this pandemic—rather than lonelier, many people are reporting that they feel more supported by others, according to a recent nationwide study.  Ann spoke with one of the lead authors, Professor Martina Luchetti, Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine, to learn more.

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Pete K in Studio A in 2018

Pete K performs virtually on Roadhouse

Pete K joined Ann and Will to play a few songs and chat about what he's been up to recently.

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courtesy Jay Walljasper

How will our communities change after the pandemic? An expert weighs in

COVID-19 is changing literally everything in our world, including our towns and cities. Jay Walljasper is a Minneapolis writer and consultant on healthy communities. He's just written an article titled "Challenges and opportunities facing American cities coming out of the pandemic." Will spoke with Jay to explore the topic further.

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Photo from University of Minnesota Press

Talking “Minnesota’s Geologist” with author Sue Leaf

Newton Winchell was hired in the 1870s to map Minnesota’s geology, by canoe, horse, and train, in just 20 years.

Sue Leaf has written a wonderful biography of him that illuminates this pioneering scientist as well as the history of the time, called “Minnesota’s Geologist.” Ann spoke with Sue to learn more about the book, just out from the University of Minnesota Press.

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Jerry Vandiver.  Photo from jerryvandiver.com.

Jerry Vandiver and Caitlin Evanson perform live from Nashville

Nashville songwriter & musician Jerry Vandiver joined fiddler Caitlin Evanson to perform on Roadhouse live from Nashville.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Rich Harwood on bringing people together in a divided society

How do we bring people together when it seems society gets more divided by each passing day? 

Rich Harwood is the founder of The Harwood Institute and author of the recent book, "Stepping Forward: A Positive, Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives."  Rich joined Ann to share some ideas on how we can change our communities for the better.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Bob King, "Astrobob" blogger, talks June's full moon, SpaceX launch, and more

Bob King of "Astro Bob" blog fame joined Will on the night of June's full moon, known as the "Strawberry Moon." They discussed all things happening now in the night sky, the recent SpaceX launch, and more.

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Clive Wynne, ASU professor of psychology, holding a puppy. Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU.

Would your dog rescue you if you were in trouble?

Everybody knows the story of Lassie…is it just a story or is there some truth to it? Would YOUR dog rescue you if you were in trouble?

Will spoke with Professor Clive Wynne, director of the Canine Science Collaboratory in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, and author of “Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You" about a recent study into this topic.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

This new plastic recycling technique could be a game changer

Plastic is both everywhere AND hard to recycle. Could that be changing? Will spoke with RP Siegel, a science journalist who just wrote an interesting article on the future of a new plastic recycling technique called chemical recycling.

Read the article here.

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