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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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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Annual Winter Plein Air retreat is underway

We’re all familiar with and might participate in traditional winter sports…snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling. But painting outside in the winter? Turns out it’s a big, fun deal. Painters Neil Sherman and Michelle Wegler joined Dave on The Roadhouse before the start to fill us on the event. 

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Sky Blue Trio in Studio A.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Sky Blue Trio performs on Roadhouse

Sky Blue Trio is Mike DeBevec, piano and vocals; Karina Roth, vocals; Mike Roth, string bass; Erik Hahn, saxophone and flute, Eric Anderson, trombone and euphonium; and Thomas Stamps, percussion and vocals.

Mike DeBevec, Karina and Mike Roth, and Erik Hahn joined Brian and Dave on The Roadhouse to play a handful of jazz tunes and also talk about what the group is up to.

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Loon Family by Travis Novitsky

Freezing rain recently grounded loons on the east coast

We all know about rain, but a few weeks ago on the East Coast, it was raining…loons!

Lee Grenci, a retired meteorologist and loon lover from Pennsylvania, joined Brian on The Roadhouse to tell us more.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota is investigating how raptors hear

As wind energy becomes more prevalent, it is important to make sure wind turbines are as safe as possible for birds. A study at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is investigating how raptors hear, in an effort to prevent collisions with wind turbines. Dr. Julia Ponder joined Dave on The Roadhouse to tell us more about the new research.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

New trend, intermittent fasting, explained

Intermittent fasting, where you limit your food intake to a certain period of time per day, seems to be the latest health craze and is credited with all kinds of benefits. Dr. Chris Lundstrom of the School of Kinesiology at the U of M joined Dave on The Roadhouse to explain more about the new trend.

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WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast host Matthew Baxley with Ann.  Submitted.

A crash course in podcast listening

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular.  In fact, WTIP produces multiple podcasts, including the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast, and our newest podcast, Sled Dogs, Cold Toes, and a Gal From Texas

Still, many wonder what even is a podcast? How can I listen to a podcast?  Ann spoke with Matthew Baxley, cohost of the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast, to answer those questions and more.

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Researcher explains why many New Year's resolutions fail, and how you can improve the odds of success

Here’s an idea that might make you feel relieved …January might not be the best time for new year’s resolutions if you want them to stick. Professor Timothy Bono, assistant dean for assessment in Student Affairs and lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, joined Brian to tell us what the research shows about New Year's resolutions.

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

Jim McGowan shares a couple holiday songs and more

Jim McGowan, a Roadhouse favorite, stopped by the studios to chat with Julie and Dave about holiday traditions, and of course, play a mix of holiday and other tunes.

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Craig Baumann. Photo by Will Moore.

Craig Baumann performs live on Roadhouse

Craig Baumann is a blues player based out of Wisconsin.  Craig recently went on a weeklong tour that saw him travel from Madison to Grand Marais to Fargo and back, with more stops in between.  While he was in Grand Marais, Craig stopped by The Roadhouse to play a few songs and chat with Julie and Dave about his musical influences and owning a music store in Waukesha, Wisc. 

You can learn more about Craig here.

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Will Surbaugh. Photo by Brian Neil.

Local resident Will Surbaugh on completing an 89-day outdoor leadership course

Cook County resident Will Surbaugh just finished spending part of a ‘gap year’ between high school and college taking an 89-day course with the National Outdoor Leadership School out west. Will joined Dave in the studio to tell us more.

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