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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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What is Food-Fish Aquaculture, and is it possible in Minnesota?

Don Schreiner is a Fisheries Specialist with Minnesota Sea Grant, and he recently stopped by The Roadhouse and he spoke with Matthew about Food-Fish Aquaculture, and some of the challenges facing aquaculture in Minnesota.

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Superfund sites are being repurposed, a science journalist describes how and why

Across the U. S., Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more.  May offer lessons for the future.  Freelance science journalist Lynne Peeples joined the roadhouse and spoke with Jay about these sites.

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Clearwater Hot Club Trio brings jazz to Studio A

Dave and Tom welcomed the Clearwater Hot Club Trio (Sam and Matthew Miltich, Briand Morrison) to The Roadhouse to play some great jazz music, and share a few stories and laughs too.

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North Country Fair stops by The Roadhouse

All female local band North Country Fair joined The Roadhouse in Studio A to play a few tunes and chat with hosts Dave and Tom.

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The Thunderheads return to The Roadhouse

The Thunderheads Trio once again stopped by The Roadhouse and played some original tunes, as well as a cover or two.  The Thunderheads Trio are Steve Blexrud, lead guitar and vocals; Craig Paquette, guitar; and Don Blue, bass.  More information about the band and future schedule here.

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Learn how to identify and report aquatic invasive species

A new program is being offered through the University of Minnesota Extension to teach regular citizens how to identify and report aquatic invasive species.  Megan Weber, extension educator with the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, spoke with Jay about aquatic invasive species and the upcoming program.

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Minnesota film writer and director Karl Jacob on his latest film

The coming-of-age film COLD NOVEMBER is now showing in theaters across Minnesota.  The film is written and directed by Minnesota native Karl Jacob, was shot in Hibbing, Minnesota, and the film's cast and crew were all from Minnesota.  Jacob stopped by the Roadhouse before the premiere of the film in Hibbing on March 23 and spoke with Dave about his inspiration for the film and more. 
 

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Pop & indie funk dance group Alamode stops by The Roadhouse

Alamode, a pop & indie funk band based in Duluth, was in town last weekend to play a few gigs. Three band members, Ned Netzel, Peter Knutson & Nathan Holte, stopped by the studio to chat and play several cuts from their new CD, "Swell."

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Olympic curling team skip John Shuster on winning the gold

John Shuster is the skip of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic curling team, and a native Minnesotan. He joined Dave to talk about the curling, the Games, and the long journey to the podium. 

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Northern Lights by Tom Spence

Bob King of "Astrobob" blog fame talks spring equinox, falling space stations, and more

Bob King, who writes the Astrobob blog for the Duluth News Tribune, joins us regularly to talk all things celestial. This time, he chatted with Ann Possis about the spring equinox, northern lights, star-planet conjunctions, and much more. You can read his column here. 

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