Listen Now
Pledge Now


 
 

The Roadhouse

  • Friday 5-7pm
Genre: 
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:
Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo debut a new song on The Roadhouse

Musical duo Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo joined The Roadhouse on a recent stormy night to play some tunes, including one brand new song.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Urban Boatbuilders teaches life skills to youth through building boats

Twins Cities based nonprofit Urban Boatbuilders works with youth to help them learn craftsmanship as well as important social skills through building boats. Phil Winger, programs manager and boatbuilding instructor with Urban Boatbuilders joined The Roadhouse to tell us more about the organization.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Layne Kennedy.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Photographer Layne Kennedy on The Roadhouse

Photographer Layne Kennedy recently taught a nature photography class right at North House.  Layne joined The Roadhouse and spoke with host Brian about the class and much more.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Photo courtesy Buck Benson

How changing our diet can greatly reduce our carbon footprint

Food production is a significant part of carbon emissions and thus climate change. A recent study examined real-world diets of thousands of people in the United States and found that we could greatly reduce the carbon footprint of what we eat by changing just one food a day.

Roadhouse host Dave spoke with the lead author of the study, Prof. Diego Rose of the school of public health and tropical medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. 

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Photo from Bell Museum via Facebook. (https://www.facebook.com/BellMuseum/)

Bell Museum celebrates moon landing anniversary

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew launch. The Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum, is observing this event with a special exhibit of lunar samples and more.   You can find out more about what events are still happening here.

Roadhouse host Julie spoke with Holly Menninger, director of public engagement and science learning for the Bell to find out more.

 

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Bill's classmates Sam Sigal and Carley Streeter. Submitted photo.

Checking in with Bill Hansen from Uganda

Cook County community member Bill Hansen is currently in his second month of a 27-month stint in Uganda with the Peace Corps. 

Roadhouse Producer Annie Possis recently spoke with Bill, who is in Mbale in eastern Uganda. 

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Pruned white pine saplings. Photo by Eli Sagor via Flickr and Creative Commons(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/).

Nature Conservancy works to plant thousands of trees this summer

When you think of northeastern Minnesota, you think of lakes…and trees. The Nature Conservancy has planted over 400,000 trees in northeastern Minnesota this summer alone, and a total of over 4 million trees over the past 12 years. Dave learns more about the tree-planting effort and much more.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Watch for deer ticks this summer

While we’re having fun at the lake this summer, it’s also good to be aware of ticks and how to avoid getting bitten by one and maybe getting sick from a bite. Professor Jon Oliver, a public health entomologist at the University of Minnesota, joins The Roadhouse to fill us in.

Listen: 
Program: 

 
Jim McGowan in Studio A.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Jim McGowan celebrates Fourth of July weekend on The Roadhouse

Jim McGowan joins Dave and Brian on The Roadhouse to play a few songs and chat about Fourth of July traditions.

Listen: 

 
Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Cynthia Hagley of MN Sea Grant talks Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution by reducing single-use plastic waste. A group in Cook County is participating as well as offering a number of events and workshops here in Grand Marais. 

At one of the upcoming events this Saturday, Cynthia Hagley of MN Sea Grant will speak at North House about plastics in Lake Superior. She joins Brian on The Roadhouse to give us an idea of what her upcoming presentation will cover.

More information on Plastic Free July can be found here.
 

Listen: 
Program: