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The Roadhouse

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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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PHO

Joe Paris of PHO calls in to The Roadhouse

Joe Paris s the guitarist for the funk band PHO.  He called into The Roadhouse just ahead of the group's performance at the recent Lake Effect Music and Ski Festival.  Joe chats with Dave about the history of the group, being noticed by Prince in 2016, and more.

You can learn more about PHO here.
 

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Photo by Mike Linksvayer via Flickr

Thunder Bay Literacy Group hosting 21st annual Scrabble tournament

The Thunder Bay Literacy Group has been working for 26 years to improve literacy in the community.  Their big annual event, a Scrabble tournament, is coming up Feb. 9.  Dan Russell Matthews, executive director of the group, joined Ann on The Roadhouse to fill us in on the details.

You can learn more about the Thunder Bay Literacy Group and the upcoming event here.
 

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Eric Frost and friends. Submitted photo.

Eric Frost and friends play live on WTIP

Eric Frost and friends stopped by The Roadhouse before a recent gig at Wunderbar. Joining Eric was Travis Wickwire on bass, Jim Elverhoy on harmonica and Bill Hansen on dobro. They played a mix of original and cover tunes and chatted with host Dave about what they've all been up to recently.

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NASA Watching Harvey from Satellites and the International Space Station.  Photo from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ Flickr

The public health impact of climate change

Climate change is having a big public health impact, and public health departments are on the front lines.  Freelance science journalist Dave Levitan joined The Roadhouse to talk with host Dave Tersteeg about how climate change is affecting public health. 

You can find Levitan's article on this topic here.
 

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Eclipse over Gunflint Lake.  Photo by John Silliman

Astronomer Bob King explains recent lunar eclipse

Bob King, the author of the Astro Bob blog, joined The Roadhouse just before what he called one of the biggest astronomical events of the year, the recent lunar eclipse on Sunday, Jan. 20.   Bob spoke with Brian about the eclipse, as well as his recent retirement from the Duluth News-Tribune.

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Photo from Skaneateles Suites via Flickr and Creative Commons

Trying to quit smoking in 2019? Here are some helpful tips.

We all know someone who’s vowed to quit smoking in the new year. Quitting is great for your health, yet one side effect can be weight gain.  How can quitters avoid the weight gain? Julie found out on The Roadhouse, talking with Liz Weinandy, a registered dietitian at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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A pod entering the Hyperloop. Photo from SpaceX Hyperloop on Flickr via Creative Commons

Hyperloop transportation may be coming soon - what is it and how does it work?

You may have heard of hyperloop technology—a super fast type of transportation that will move people through vacuum tubes at speeds up to 750 miles per hour.

What does that all mean for energy and the environment? To try and answer these questions, we invited Meredith Rutland Bauer, a freelance reporter specializing in technology and the environment, to The Roadhouse.  

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Busy winter ahead for Grand Marais Library

The Grand Marais Public Library has many events planned for this winter, including their Winter Wednesday and Friday Night Reels series.  To help break it all down, library director Steve Harsin stopped by The Roadhouse and chatted with Dave about everything that will be happening at the library.

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Tony Haedt and Cindy Sue of Dram Shop Country in Studio A. Submitted photo.

Dram Shop brings country music to The Roadhouse

Dram Shop stopped by The Roadhouse to perform some country music for us.  The Dram Shop Duo consists of Tony Haedt (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and harmonica) and Cindy Sue (lead vocals and tambourine).

You can learn more about the group here.

 

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How can we make our new year resolutions last?

2019 is here, and many of us resolve to do various things when the new year comes around.  We wanted to know how to give ourselves the best chance of making our desired changes successfully and permanently.  To do that, we invited Dr. Doug Kennedy on The Roadhouse.  Kennedy is an assistant professor at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota
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