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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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Nutrition professor experiments with junk food diet

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Prof. Mark Haub of Kansas State University spoke Sept. 10 with Buck about the 30-day 'junk food diet' he's been on since Aug. 25. You might be surprised at his results.

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Singer/songwriter Michael Johnson live in Studio A

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Michael Johnson visited The Roadhouse Sept. 10 to play a few songs and reminisce about his 44+ year career.

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Michigan Tech researcher reviews recent discoveries in Isle Royale moose study

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Wildlife ecologist Prof. John Vucetich chatted with Bob Sept. 3 about the long-running moose-wolf study on Isle Royale, recent discoveries about arthritis in moose, and what it might mean for humans.

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NYT reporter & author Graham Bowley on K2 mountaineering tragedy

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Graham Bowley, author of "No Way Down: Life and Death on K2," spoke with Buck Sept. 3 about his thrilling book on the disastrous events of 2008 on the world's second-highest mountain.

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Plein Air painting competition under way in Grand Marais

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Artists Neil Sherman and Brian Stewart visited The Roadhouse Aug. 27 to talk about the challenge and fun of outdoor ('plein air') painting, on the first day of the Grand Marais Art Colony's Eighth Annual Plein Air Competition and Exhibition.

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Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver visits Studio A

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Jerry Vandiver, award-winning Nashville songwriter, chatted with Buck and Bob about the Nashville music scene and played a few tunes Aug. 20.

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MN State Fair butter sculptor tells all on The Roadhouse

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Artist Linda Christensen has been carving butter sculptures at the Minnesota State Fair for 38 years. She talked with Bob Carter Aug. 20 about the joys and challenges of working in this unusual medium.

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Couple walking around Lake Superior reports in from Canada

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Mike Link and his wife Kate Crowley are walking around Lake Superior on the Full Circle Superior expedition, a journey to explore and document the people and ecology of this greatest Lake. Mike spoke with Bob Carter Aug. 13.

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Project Compassion: Commemorating Those Who Have Served, One Painting At A Time

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In this feature, Bob Carter speaks with Kaziah Hancock, a goat rancher and painter who created Project Compassion, a project that provides painted portraits to the families of fallen soldiers and law enforcement members who have passed away in active service since September 11, 2001. Started in 2003, Project Compassion now includes several artists that have completed over 1656 paintings.

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Canadian Archaeologist Dr. Matthew Boyd Visits The Roadhouse

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In this feature, Anthropologist Dr. Matthew Boyd of Thunder Bay, Ontario talks about his latest research, which uncovered evidence that Native people along the north shore of Lake Superior were consuming corn as far back as 500 A.D., much earlier than most researchers had previously believed. Dr. Boyd is an anthropologist, archaeologist and professor at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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