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The Roadhouse


  • Friday 5-7pm
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.


What's On:
Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean of The Vinyl Cafe to perform in Thunder Bay March 18

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Buck spoke recently with Stuart McLean, storyteller and host of The Vinyl Cafe, about his work and his upcoming appearance in Thunder Bay. Listen to the interview.



Tom McCann: Mapping Haiti from Cook County

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Ann talked Feb. 19 with local GIS specialist Tom McCann about his volunteer work helping Haiti relief efforts, using his mapping skills, without ever leaving the county. Listen to the interview.


happy dog

Lost and found dog--a happy tail

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Buck chatted with Stephan Soleas of Taos, N.M., about the amazing good fortune that led his lost dog to find him in New Orleans, 1,200 miles from home. Listen to the interview.



Girls' involvement in sports pays off big later in life

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Buck spoke Feb. 19 with Dr. Nicole LaVoi, associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport at the U of MN, about recent studies showing lasting positive benefits for girls involved in sports. Learn more. Listen to the interview.



Sivertones -- Take 3 on The Roadhouse

Check out our video of the Sivertones live in the WTIP studio!



The Sivertones visit the Roadhouse

Check out our videos of the Sivertones live at the WTIP studio!




Community organizer Si Kahn brings his passion to The Roadhouse

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Bob spoke with Si Kahn Feb. 5 about his new book, "Creative Community Organizing," and his 50+  year career in community organizing, civil rights, and music. Listen to the interview.



Aphrodisiac Foods for Valentine's Day

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The Roadhouse crew chatted Feb. 5 with Chef Jenny Breen of Good Life Catering in Minneapolis, about her upcoming Aphrodisiac Foods class, Feb. 15 at Papa Charlie's. Learn more about aphrodisiac foods. Listen to the interview.


Peter Ostroushko

Peter Ostroushko in Grand Marais

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The Roadhouse's Bob Carter chatted recently with singer/songwriter Peter Ostroushko, who appeared In Grand Marais Jan. 30. Listen to the interview.



The Roadhouse: Jim Kalb to race from International Falls to Tower -- listen to interview

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Jim Kalb, who will race from International Falls to Tower Feb. 1, rode his racing bike loaded with gear to the interview Jan. 22. See the Web site here.