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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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Paper Parlor in Studio A. Photo by Brian Neil.

Paper Parlor kicks off their Summer Tour on The Roadhouse

Paper Parlor is a five-piece group that blends many genres into upbeat tunes. The band is Zach Shears (auxiliary percussion), Chad Hoffland (lead percussion), Wilson Johnson (bass), Kirdan Wenger (vocals/guitar), and  Allison Payonk (saxophone).  They stopped by The Roadhouse just before a gig at the Wunderbar to play some tunes for us.

You can learn more about Paper Parlor on their Facebook page here.
 

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Cliff Jacobson in Studio A.  Photo by Brian Neil.

Outdoors author Cliff Jacobson joins The Roadhouse

Accomplished outdoors writer Cliff Jacobson was recently in the area at the BWCA Expo this past weekend.  He also joined Brian on The Roadhouse to talk about his latest book, "Justin Cody's Race to Survival!" and much more.  

You can find out more about Cliff here.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Two Harbors company producing gourmet vegetarian and vegan frozen foods

We recently learned about a company in Two Harbors, Ruth’s Vegetarian Gourmet, that produces gourmet vegetarian and vegan frozen foods—and wanted to learn more.  Tina Van Aernum, PR and marketing director for the company, joined The Roadhouse to tell us more.

 

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Ginstrings in Studio A. Photo by Brian Neil.

Ginstrings return for another Roadhouse performance

Ginstrings are an acoustic progressive string band with roots in Bluegrass, Folk, and Americana, and are frequent visitors of the North Shore music scene.  They joined the Roadhouse while in town for a recent gig to play some tunes from their upcoming album.

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Local resident Bob Carter shares strategies to quit smoking

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) since
1987. It encourages a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.  

Bob Carter, a former smoker who has also taught others about quitting, joined The Roadhouse to talk about quitting tobacco. 

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

Ultramarathoner Michael Koppy running entire Superior Hiking Trail

Accomplished runner Michael Koppy stopped by The Roadhouse Friday, May 31, to talk about his attempt to run the entire length of the Superior Hiking Trail, 310 miles, starting on National Trails Day. He began at the Canadian end of the trail Saturday morning.

Here's where you can track his progress:

https://us0-share.inreach.garmin.com/EVERYONENEEDSWILDERNESS

 

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Photo courtesy Jay Halvorson

WTIP learns more about Minneapolis based SMILE Network

SMILE Network International provides life-altering surgeries and related health care services to impoverished children and adults in developing nations.  Peggy Halvorson is a surgical nurse who volunteers with the organization.  She's also a part-time Lutsen resident, and she joined us on the Roadhouse to tell us what it's like to be a part of this effort.

You can learn more about the SMILE Network here.

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Ben Weaver.  Photo by Anne Leider-Snyder (https://www.instagram.com/p/ByA4ybpnVQO/)

Film maker Ben Weaver on his cross-country journey on a bike

Musician Ben Weaver was in town this past weekend to ride in the Le Grand Du Nord.  He also was showing his new film, "Music for Free", which was made last year as he rode the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff, Canada to the U.S.-Mexico border.  He joined the Roadhouse and chatted with Dave about that trip and much more.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Rich Mattson & the Northstars perform live in studio on The Roadhouse

Rich Mattson & the Northstar Trio joined Dave and Julie on the Roadhouse recently to play some songs from their latest album "Totem".  They also talked about what they've been up to so far in 2019.

You can learn more about the group here.

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Photo courtesy Buck Benson

Ecological death activists are encouraging “green burials"

For many of us, it’s hard to talk about or even think about our own death or that of a loved one. But a group of people, known as ecological death activists, are suggesting that we think about more environmentally sound approaches to traditional burials.

Nick Mac Murray, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, joined the Roadhouse to tell us more.
 

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