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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

Roadhouse learns more about edible landscaping and foraging

Gardens are growing, harvest season is coming up…and we could all use a few new ideas for more sustainable, healthy food. Susannah Shmurak, a freelance health and environmental writer who lives in Northfield, joined The Roadhouse to share some of her knowledge on the topic.

You can learn more about Susannah on her website, healthygreensavvy.com.

 

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Rhoda Anderson Habedank.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Rhoda Anderson Habedank shares stories and songs

Brian and Ann welcomed Rhoda Anderson Habedank back to WTIP, this time for her Roadhouse debut.  Rhoda talked about what inspires her music, and of course, played a few songs for us.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Author Alex Kotlowitz on The Roadhouse

Alex Kotlowitz is a writer, author, and movie and radio producer.  He joined The Roadhouse to talk with Brian about a number of topics, from his new book, “An American Summer, Love and Death in Chicago," to his annual trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

You can learn more about Alex here.

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Dan Helmerson.  Photo by Brian Neil.

History of Fisherman's Picnic with local historian Dan Helmerson

The 90th annual Fisherman's Picnic was this past weekend.  To celebrate, we invited local historian Dan Helmerson on The Roadhouse to chat with us about the history and stories of 90 years of the picnic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

 

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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. 

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