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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 from "Adventures In Reach" YouTube channel

Ely man is first to sail a Sunfish Sailboat to and around Isle Royale

Matt Graves of Ely recently did something he’s pretty sure no one else has….sailed his little sit-on-top Sunfish Sailboat solo to and around Isle Royale in Lake Superior. Will spoke with Matt about his adventure.

You can find Matt's YouTube channel, Adventures In Reach here.

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New mystery novel is set on the North Shore

Author Jeffrey Briggs has a new mystery novel out, "Within A Shadowed Forest," and it's set along the North Shore!  Ann spoke with Jeffrey about the novel, what inspired its setting, and making the switch from journalism to fiction writing. You can learn more about the author and his work here

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Maintaining our mental health during COVID

We're in month six of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of us are tired, sad, or stressed.  Will spoke with Professor Tai Mendenhall from the University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science about why we might be feeling this way, and what we can do to combat it.

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Elderberries. Photo by Mark Robinson via Flickr and Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0)

Elderberry - benefits and uses - highlighted in new book, "Everything Elderberry"

Used for centuries to fight illness, the elderberry’s reputation as an effective home remedy for colds and flu have been borne out by numerous scientific studies.

Susannah Shmurak, founder of HealthyGreenSavvy, has authored a new book, "Everything Elderberry." This book is for everyone from novices to advanced herbalists and contains everything you need to know to source elderberries and make the most potent and delicious natural remedies and treats. Ann spoke with Susannah about the book.

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Thru-Hike the Superior Hiking Trail

New guide book covers hiking the entire Superior Hiking Trail

The Superior Hiking Trail is right in our backyard and now there's a new guide book out should you want to hike the trail in one go.

Ann spoke with the book's author Annie Nelson about what inspired the book, and some of the information contained in it.

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Photo Credit: Ian Corless (via Superior Trail Races) / https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2042316249402844&set=p.2042316249

WTIP talks with new Superior Hiking Trail executive director

The Superior Hiking Trail Association, based in Two Harbors, has a new executive director, Lisa Luokkala. She began working with the Association last month. Will spoke with Lisa about how things are going this summer, and what she hopes to do in her new role.

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Lake Superior. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

Can the COVID virus can be found on Lake Superior beaches?

Many people are turning to lakes and beaches in Minnesota for recreation this summer as a way to have fun outside and be safe. Some have wondered, though, if the COVID virus can be found on Lake Superior beaches. (Short answer: not so far.) Ann spoke with two scientists who have been studying that very thing—Dr. Richard Melvin, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, and Dr. John Downing, of Minnesota Sea Grant. For real-time updates on their research, see www.parkpointbeach.org.

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The Journal of Otto Peltonen: A Finnish Immigrant Story

Award-winning author William Durbin joins The Roadhouse

William Durbin is an author and former teacher. He lives on Lake Vermilion in northeast Minnesota. 

Ann spoke with William about his latest book,"The Journal of Otto Peltonen: A Finnish Immigrant Story."
 

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Sunrise Trees by Travis Novitsky

Solitary outdoor activities build strong bonds between children and nature

Researchers on a new study have founds that solitary activities like fishing, hunting, or even exploring outdoors can help kids become closer to nature.  Will spoke with one of the researchers, Rachel Szczytko, to learn more.
 

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Kenna Rose. Photo by Will Moore.

Kenna Rose performs live on Roadhouse

Cook County musician Kenna Rose joins Ann and Will on Roadhouse for a live outdoor performance.

 

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