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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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Skiing into the Bright Open

Explorer Liv Arnesen talks "Skiing into the Bright Open"

Many of us have had dreams of extravagant adventures, faraway places, and goals that may to some seem out of our reach. Liv Arnesen is an explorer, adventurer, educator, motivational speaker, mother, author and so much more.  She's the first woman to attempt and complete a solo expedition to the South Pole in 1994.  Julie spoke with Liv about her book "Skiing Into the Bright Open: My Solo Journey to the South Pole," first published in 1995 and recently translated into English.

WTIP's The Roadhouse is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Managing chronic pain with nonmedical treatments

We've all heard about the challenges of managing chronic pain without creating addiction or causing negative side effects from drugs.  But there are non-medical ways to approach chronic pain that can make a real difference.  Dave spoke with Dr. Roni Evans to learn more.  Dr. Evans is the director for the Integrative Health & Wellbeing Research Program and an associate professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the Univesity 

Recommended websites for more information:

Taking Charge of Your Health and Well-Being

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

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Kenna Rose.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Kenna Rose performs live on Roadhouse

Kenna Rose joins Dave and Brian for a live in-studio performance.

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Loon Lessons

A deep dive into all things loon

Loons are an important part of the culture in these northern climates.  They are the official state bird in Minnesota, and they grace the one-dollar coin in Canada.  Brian was joined by James Paruk, author of "Loon Lessons: Uncommon encounters with the great northern diver", to talk all things loon.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

What causes "Zoom fatigue"?

Why are Zoom meetings so exhausting? Is it the meeting part or something else?  Dave spoke with Kristen Shockley, a psychologist at the University of Georgia, and Daron Robertson, CEO of BroadPath, a health care services company specializing in remote work.  They recently published a study looking into the causes of "Zoom fatigue."

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Great Lakes Fresh Fish Finder

New website from Sea Grant shows where to find local fresh fish

Are you looking for local fresh fish, caught and raised by producers in the Great Lakes region? A new website from Minnesota Sea Grant has what you need.  Dave spoke with Amy Schrank, Fisheries and Aquaculture Extension Educator and project lead, about the new website, freshfishfinder.org.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

2021 IgNobel prizes awarded--research that first makes you laugh, then makes you think

The 2021 IgNobel prizes were awarded last week. They’re given every year for scientific achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think. Because of the pandemic, this year's ceremony again happened entirely online — rather than in its traditional home on stage at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre.  Brian spoke with Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, about this year's awards.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

An expert talks COVID and vaccines for kids as in person classes return

Many kids are heading back to in-person school, even as the Delta variant is spreading quickly. Dr. Jill Foster, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, joined Ann to talk about vaccines for kids and what parents can do to keep their kids healthy. 

Resources for more information:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Immunization Action Coalition

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Jim McGowan in Studio A in July 2019.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Jim McGowan joins The Roadhouse

The "unofficial Roadhouse one-man house band" Jim McGowan stopped by Studio A to play a few songs and chat with Annie and Julie.

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Greenwood Fire on Friday, August 20. Photo courtesy of US Forest Service

Physical and mental health impacts of poor air quality

As the Greenwood Fire and other fires continue, there may be health impacts (such as smog) that will impact local residents and nearby communities. Dr. Laalitha Surapaneni , an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, joined Brian to talk about the impacts of poor air quality as well as the intersection of climate change and health.

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