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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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Photo courtesy Bill Hansen

Bill Hansen shares update on Peace Corps service from Uganda

Community member Bill Hansen is currently on month 10 of serving for the Peace Corps in Uganda.  Bill is helping with economic and community development, which includes helping coffee growers and even starting a band.

Ann recently chatted with Bill to find out more.

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Wolf at Tucker Lake. Photo by Fran Smith

Blueberries are a big part of wolves' summertime diets

Most of us love wild blueberries, and recently researchers learned that apparently wolves do too. Thomas Gable is the project lead for the Voyageurs Wolf Project and a Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota.  He joined Dave on The Roadhouse to tell us more about the latest research.               

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Jared Munch outside the WTIP studios in June 2019.  File photo.

Jared Munch talks stand-up paddleboard trip to the Arctic

This summer, Jared Munch went on the adventure of a lifetime, stand-up paddleboarding from Duluth to the Arctic Ocean. 

His trip took him through Grand Marais and he took a short break to stop by the WTIP studios in June.  Listen to that interview here.

Recently, we invited Jared back to The Roadhouse to tell us about finishing the trip and what he's up to now.

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Mick Caouette.  Photo from southhillfilms.com.

Filmmaker Mick Caouette on his latest documentary

A new film about Labor Secretary Frances Perkins, the first woman cabinet member, will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5:20 at the Grand Marais Public Library.

Filmmaker Mick Caouette joined Brian to tell us more about the film.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Cold temperatures could make us desire more social contact

Here’s a recent study finding that’s perfect for February…cold temperatures might make us desire more social contact.

One of the researchers, Dr. Adam Fay, an assistant professor of psychology at State University of New York, Oswego joined Brian on The Roadhouse to tell us more about the study.

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Cook County forest. Photo by Jaye White

How you can make retirement as smooth and happy as possible

Cook County is a top Minnesota destination for people looking to retire…but is retirement always as rosy as we imagine it will be?

Dr. Kelli Howard, a lecturer at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development, spoke with Julie about ways to make retirement as smooth and happy as possible.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Annual Winter Plein Air retreat is underway

We’re all familiar with and might participate in traditional winter sports…snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling. But painting outside in the winter? Turns out it’s a big, fun deal. Painters Neil Sherman and Michelle Wegler joined Dave on The Roadhouse before the start to fill us on the event. 

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Sky Blue Trio in Studio A.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Sky Blue Trio performs on Roadhouse

Sky Blue Trio is Mike DeBevec, piano and vocals; Karina Roth, vocals; Mike Roth, string bass; Erik Hahn, saxophone and flute, Eric Anderson, trombone and euphonium; and Thomas Stamps, percussion and vocals.

Mike DeBevec, Karina and Mike Roth, and Erik Hahn joined Brian and Dave on The Roadhouse to play a handful of jazz tunes and also talk about what the group is up to.

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Loon Family by Travis Novitsky

Freezing rain recently grounded loons on the east coast

We all know about rain, but a few weeks ago on the East Coast, it was raining…loons!

Lee Grenci, a retired meteorologist and loon lover from Pennsylvania, joined Brian on The Roadhouse to tell us more.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota is investigating how raptors hear

As wind energy becomes more prevalent, it is important to make sure wind turbines are as safe as possible for birds. A study at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is investigating how raptors hear, in an effort to prevent collisions with wind turbines. Dr. Julia Ponder joined Dave on The Roadhouse to tell us more about the new research.

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