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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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Jerry Vandiver, Caitlin Evanson, and Jay Gustafson perform outside WTIP.

Jerry Vandiver and friends join Roadhouse

Jerry Vandiver (guitar), Caitlin Evanson (fiddle), and Jay Gustafson (harmonica) joined Ann and Will for another outside performance on the air.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Large Lakes Observatory monitoring for algae blooms on Lake Superior

Scientists are watching out for algae blooms on Lake Superior…it’s warm enough this summer for them to happen.

Bob Sterner, director of the Large Lakes Observatory at UMD, spoke with Ann about what algae blooms they are watching for and why.

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Dance Attic performs on Roadhouse

Dance Attic is a duo from Duluth, MN featuring Suzi Ludwig (accordion, vocals) and Jimi Cooper guitar (guitar, ukulele, vocals).
They joined Will and Ann on Roadhouse to perform a few songs and talk about their unique sound.  You can learn more about Dance Attic here.

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Photo courtesy Bill Hansen

Bill Hansen shares more stories from his time in Uganda with Peace Corps

Community member Bill Hansen was in the middle of a Peace Corps stint in Uganda when the pandemic hit and he had to return home.  Bill joined Ann on The Roadhouse to update us on some of the projects he was involved in there and will be again when he is able to return to Uganda, including the women's coffee cooperative he worked with.

Bill will also be sharing his stories in an event through Cook County Higher Education Thursday, August 6 at 7 pm.  You can learn more about that here.

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Grand Marais trash receptacle, art and photo by Sam Zimmerman

Duluth artist Sam Zimmerman on his public art project in Grand Marais

Sam Zimmerman is an artist who lives in Duluth, with roots in the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He was recently commissioned to do a public art project for the City of Grand Marais and the local Creative Economy Collaborative. Will chatted with Sam about what the public art project entails.

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Kevin Buck. Photo by Will Moore.

Kevin Buck on Roadhouse

Duluth guitarist Kevin Buck joined Ann and Will on Roadhouse for a live performance.  You can learn more about Kevin here.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

"Astro Bob" blogger Bob King talks Comet NEOWISE and when to see it

You may have seen photos on social media recently of Comet NEOWISE.  Will chatted with "Astro Bob" blogger Bob King about the NEOWISE and when we can see it along the North Shore.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

The science of soap and handwashing

With the focus on washing our hands frequently over the past months, we wondered why and how does soap work?  Ann spoke with Matt Simcik, professor of environmental health sciences at the U of MN school of public health, to dive deep into the science and history of soap.

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Jeremy Messersmith performs outside WTIP for hosts Ann and Will.  WTIP photo.

Jeremy Messersmith performs live during the summer drive

Minnesota musician Jeremy Messersmith joined Ann and Will for a socially distant performance right outside the WTIP studios.

You can learn more about Jeremy here.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Researchers say comedy can play an important role in social justice

Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, an associate professor at Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. Will spoke with Lauren to dive deeper into how this works.

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