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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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Tearin' Down the House

Talking with The Carpenter Ants' guitarist Michael Lipton

The Carpenter Ants, a group from West Virginia and known to many locally who attend the Radiowaves Music Festival, are out with a new album, "Tearin' Down the House". Will spoke with the group's guitarist Michael Lipton about the new album, and what they've been up to since the start of the pandemic.

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Wolf Island

New memoir covers origins of the Isle Royale wolf-moose study project

Internationally renowned wolf expert Dave Mech got his start studying wolves on Isle Royale when he was a graduate student in the late 1950s. At 62 years and counting, the Isle Royale Project is now the longest continuous study of any predator-prey system in the world.

Dave and outdoors writer Greg Breining have written a wonderful account of those first years called “Wolf Island," and they joined Ann to tell us more.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

New U of MN app helps first responders manage compassion fatigue

A new app developed by the University of Minnesota is helping first responders across the country manage compassion fatigue.  Will spoke with Tai Mendenhall, associate professor of Family Social Science, to find out more about the app and learn about what exactly compassion fatigue is. You can download it free here. 

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Jim McGowan at Mojo Solo in St. Paul. Photo by David Matenaer

Jim McGowan performs on Roadhouse

Jim McGowan joined Ann and Will virtually on Roadhouse to play a few songs and chat about what he's been up to recently.

(Unfortunately, there were some technical difficulties between songs in the audio below, but Jim's music was unaffected.)

 

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Photo courtesy Katie Mumm

Local photographer Katie Mumm talks wildlife encounters

Katie Mumm, a Cook County resident and local wildlife photographer, joins Will to talk about her style and techniques of getting great shots of animals on the Gunflint Trail.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

30th Ig Nobel Prizes awarded - science that makes you laugh, then think

The 30th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony took place online on September 17. The Ig Nobel Prizes honor scientific achievements that make people laugh, and then think. You can find out more about the Ig Nobel Prizes and a list of this year's winners here.

Marc Abrahams, the editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, joined Ann to talk about this year's winners.

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Mary Bue performs in Studio A in June 2019

Mary Bue performs virtually on Roadhouse

Twin Cities musician Mary Bue joined Ann and Will to talk about the release of her latest album, The World is Your Lover, and play some of her songs live.

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Bob Padzieski charges his electric vehicle at home before a ride up the Gunflint. Photo by Ginny Padzieski

MPCA expanding electric vehicle charging network in rural Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is expanding the electric vehicle charging network in greater Minnesota.  This is great news for those who have wanted to travel by electric vehicle but were worried about where they will be able to charge.  Ann spoke with Rebecca Place, MPCA EV program administrator, to learn more. You also can see a map of the proposed network.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Bringing together Native Science and Western Science in higher education

There is a growing movement in colleges and universities to bring together Native Science with Western Science, to produce better informed, well-rounded students. Natalie Rademacher recently wrote an article about this trend for Ensia.  Ann spoke with Natalie to learn more.

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Photo by Rodney Bursiel

WTIP talks with Unplugged featured performer Eliza Gilkyson

Eliza Gilkyson is a grammy-nominated folk artist who has recorded over 20 albums in a career spanning over 50 years, including her latest album "2020".   Eliza was the featured performer at this weekend's Unplugged XIX.  Will spoke with Eliza ahead of her performance.

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