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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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Tom Gable of the Voyageurs Wolf Project on The Roadhouse

A pack of wolves living near Voyageurs National Park was recently caught on video hunting freshwater fish— something that has not been documented before. Tom Gable is a researcher with the Voyageurs Wolf Project and he stopped by The Roadhouse to tell us more about this phenomenon as well as other happenings with wolves in the park.

You can learn more about the Voyageurs Wolf Project here.

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Lower your holiday stress with these tips

Sometimes the holiday season can feel more stressful than fun.  Barbara Burns Churchill, a Master Certified Executive Coach stopped by The Roadhouse and spoke with Brian about ways we can lower our stress this time of year.

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Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais

Tim Cochrane on his latest book

Are you curious about the early history of Grand Marais?  Have you ever wondered about the Scandinavian fishermen on the North Shore? 

WTIP's CJ Heithoff recently found out more about these topics and more when she sat down with author Tim Cochrane on The Roadhouse to talk about his new book, "Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore Fur Trade".  

 

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The Great Minnesota Cookie Book

Looking for holiday baking ideas? Food editor shares some favorites

The University of Minnesota Press is out with a mouthwatering new guide, “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book,” that offers recipes, pictures, and bakers’ stories.  Lee Svitak Dean is the food editor at the Star Tribune, and one of the co-authors of the book.  Lee called in to The Roadhouse to chat with Julie about how recipes made it into the book, as well as a few of her favorites over the years.  

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Hoji

Lutsen native Beau Larson on the making of ski film "Hoji"

The ski film "Hoji" tells the story of 35-year-old Canadian skier Eric 'Hoji' Hjorleifson, and has been in the making for 14 years.

Lutsen native Beau Larson worked with film director Scott Gaffney on the film for Matchstick Productions.  Beau joined The Roadhouse to tell us more about the making of the film.

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Jim McGowan shares holiday music and memories

Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by Studio A to chat with hosts Dave and Julie and play some tunes, including a couple holiday songs.

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Brothers in Arms perform live on The Roadhouse

A little over a year after making their Roadhouse debut, Brothers in Arms made a return trip to The Roadhouse.  They performed a few songs and spoke with Ann and Dave about what the band has been up to.

Brothers in Arms is made up of Joe Peterson on the Drums, Drew Heinonen on guitar, Jim Miller on the guitar, and Jonathan Steckelberg on bass.
 

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Practicing gratitude may improve well-being; expert explains

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us try to think of different things we are grateful for.  To learn more about gratitude, Roadhouse host Ann spoke with an expert, Dr. Amy Krentzman, an assistant professor at the School of Social Work and the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota. 

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Maria Nickolay in Studio A

Maria Nickolay plays The Roadhouse

Local musician Maria Nickolay stopped by The Roadhouse on November 9 to perform a few original songs.  Maria also spoke with Roadhouse hosts Dave and Brian about what's next for her and her music.  You can find out more about her music here.

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Split Rock Lighthouse.  Photo by Jim Sorbie via Flickr and Creative Commons

Split Rock Lighthouse commemorates sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

November 10 marked the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of her 29 crew members. Every year on that day, Split Rock Lighthouse has held a special memorial beacon lighting and a reading of the crew members names to the tolling of a ships bell.

In the audio below, Roadhouse host Brian Neil spoke with Lee Radzak, site manager of Split Rock Lighthouse just before this year's memorial beacon lighting.
 

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