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The Roadhouse

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  • 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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The Great Minnesota Cookie Book

Looking for holiday baking ideas? Food editor shares some favorites

The University of Minnesota Press is out with a mouthwatering new guide, “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book,” that offers recipes, pictures, and bakers’ stories.  Lee Svitak Dean is the food editor at the Star Tribune, and one of the co-authors of the book.  Lee called in to The Roadhouse to chat with Julie about how recipes made it into the book, as well as a few of her favorites over the years.  

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Hoji

Lutsen native Beau Larson on the making of ski film "Hoji"

The ski film "Hoji" tells the story of 35-year-old Canadian skier Eric 'Hoji' Hjorleifson, and has been in the making for 14 years.

Lutsen native Beau Larson worked with film director Scott Gaffney on the film for Matchstick Productions.  Beau joined The Roadhouse to tell us more about the making of the film.

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Jim McGowan

Jim McGowan shares holiday music and memories

Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by Studio A to chat with hosts Dave and Julie and play some tunes, including a couple holiday songs.

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Brothers in Arms, Studio A

Brothers in Arms perform live on The Roadhouse

A little over a year after making their Roadhouse debut, Brothers in Arms made a return trip to The Roadhouse.  They performed a few songs and spoke with Ann and Dave about what the band has been up to.

Brothers in Arms is made up of Joe Peterson on the Drums, Drew Heinonen on guitar, Jim Miller on the guitar, and Jonathan Steckelberg on bass.
 

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Practicing gratitude may improve well-being; expert explains

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us try to think of different things we are grateful for.  To learn more about gratitude, Roadhouse host Ann spoke with an expert, Dr. Amy Krentzman, an assistant professor at the School of Social Work and the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. 

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Maria Nickolay in Studio A

Maria Nickolay plays The Roadhouse

Local musician Maria Nickolay stopped by The Roadhouse on November 9 to perform a few original songs.  Maria also spoke with Roadhouse hosts Dave and Brian about what's next for her and her music.  You can find out more about her music here.

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Split Rock Lighthouse

Split Rock Lighthouse commemorates sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

November 10 marked the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members. Every year on that day, Split Rock Lighthouse has held a special memorial beacon lighting and a reading of the crew members names to the tolling of a ships bell.

In the audio below, Roadhouse host Brian Neil spoke with Lee Radzak, site manager of Split Rock Lighthouse just before this year's memorial beacon lighting.
 

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Photo by Jennifer Bong

Folk duo Curtis and Loretta stop by The Roadhouse

Folk duo Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet, better known as Curtis and Loretta performed at the Grand Marais Public Library in October 2018.  Before that performance, they dropped in on The Roadhouse to share some of their songs with us.  You can learn more about Curtis and Loretta here.

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MPR's Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner on memorable weather experiences, music and more

Paul Huttner, MPR's chief meteorologist, recently traveled up the North Shore to play alongside his band, "Suburban Legend."  While in Grand Marais, he stopped by The Roadhouse and chatted with host Julie about his band and, of course, other weather topics.

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Throat singers Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge - Photo courtesy of Sivertson Gallery

Sivertson Gallery Inuit Premiere guests join The Roadhouse

Some of the featured guests at the 2018 Sivertson Gallery Inuit Premiere included throat singers Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge, artist and carver Bill Nasogaluak, and a representative from the Canadian Consulate, Rob Pengelly.  Dave spoke with each of them on The Roadhouse about their talents.

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