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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 Buck Benson

New trend, intermittent fasting, explained

Intermittent fasting, where you limit your food intake to a certain period of time per day, seems to be the latest health craze and is credited with all kinds of benefits. Dr. Chris Lundstrom of the School of Kinesiology at the U of M joined Dave on The Roadhouse to explain more about the new trend.

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WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast host Matthew Baxley with Ann.  Submitted.

A crash course in podcast listening

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular.  In fact, WTIP produces multiple podcasts, including the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast, and our newest podcast, Sled Dogs, Cold Toes, and a Gal From Texas

Still, many wonder what even is a podcast? How can I listen to a podcast?  Ann spoke with Matthew Baxley, cohost of the WTIP Boundary Waters Podcast, to answer those questions and more.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Researcher explains why many New Year's resolutions fail, and how you can improve the odds of success

Here’s an idea that might make you feel relieved …January might not be the best time for new year’s resolutions if you want them to stick. Professor Timothy Bono, assistant dean for assessment in Student Affairs and lecturer in Psychological & Brain Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, joined Brian to tell us what the research shows about New Year's resolutions.

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Jim McGowan in Studio A in July 2019.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Jim McGowan shares a couple holiday songs and more

Jim McGowan, a Roadhouse favorite, stopped by the studios to chat with Julie and Dave about holiday traditions, and of course, play a mix of holiday and other tunes.

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Craig Baumann. Photo by Will Moore.

Craig Baumann performs live on Roadhouse

Craig Baumann is a blues player based out of Wisconsin.  Craig recently went on a weeklong tour that saw him travel from Madison to Grand Marais to Fargo and back, with more stops in between.  While he was in Grand Marais, Craig stopped by The Roadhouse to play a few songs and chat with Julie and Dave about his musical influences and owning a music store in Waukesha, Wisc. 

You can learn more about Craig here.

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Will Surbaugh. Photo by Brian Neil.

Local resident Will Surbaugh on completing an 89-day outdoor leadership course

Cook County resident Will Surbaugh just finished spending part of a ‘gap year’ between high school and college taking an 89-day course with the National Outdoor Leadership School out west. Will joined Dave in the studio to tell us more.

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Travis Novitsky and Joel Halvorson talk Dark Sky Festival

Cook County is home to one of the darkest skies in the nation, and adventurers, artists, and photographers from around the world travel here to experience them. This past weekend marked the second annual Dark Sky Festival, and two of the organizers, photographer Travis Novitsky and educator Joel Halvorson, joined Brian to talk about the festival and all things dark skies. 

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Photo courtesy Jane Allen.

Walking over 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain

Commander Jane Allen of the Royal Naval Reserves in Britain recently finished a solo walk around the entire coastline of Britain, approximately 5,500 miles. The goal of the walk was to raise funds and awareness for two Naval charities, the Women's Royal Naval Service Benevolent Trust and the The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.  Ann spoke with Jane to find out more. You can learn more at http://www.victorywalk.uk.

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Maxophone and Heatbox in Studio A

Heatbox and Maxophone perform on The Roadhouse

Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis-based vocal performer who blends vocal percussion and vocal turntablism with the simulation of horns, strings, musical instruments, and various sonic anomalies. 

Heatbox was recently in the area performing with Maxophone at the SnowBall Music and Ski Festival in Lutsen.  The pair joined Ann and Dave on The Roadhouse to play a few songs and talk about their unique instruments and music.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

New study details benefits of world's largest lakes

The Large Lakes Observatory at UMD is just out with a study detailing the many ways the world’s largest lakes benefit people. Since we live on one, we wanted to learn more. Dave spoke with Bob Sterner, director of the Large Lakes Observatory, to learn more about the new study.

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