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Heatbox on the Scenic Route

Heatbox on the Scenic Route

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Heatbox is the alter ego of Aaron Heaton, a Minneapolis based vocal performer who mixes beatboxing and acapella with a number of looping effects to create rich and complex songs with a hip hop vibe. He talks to Will Moore about his process and lets his unique personality out.

May is skin cancer awareness month

May is skin cancer awareness month

We’re all probably a little anxious to get outside and enjoy the sunshine after our long winter, but there are some risks involved with doing so. To learn more about how we can protect our skin when we’re outside, we invited Dr. Megan Rogge on The Roadhouse. Dr. Rogge is a dermatologist with UTHealth in Houston.

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Finding solutions to school food waste

Finding solutions to school food waste

A huge amount of food ends up in school trashcans around the country every day. So, what can be done about it?

Freelance journalist Lela Nargi explored this issue in a recent article in Ensia, which can be found here. Lela joined The Roadhouse to tell us more about some of the solutions being found across the country.

PLAY | 17:09
Betsy Bowen on recently published book she illustrated

Betsy Bowen on recently published book she illustrated

Local illustrator Betsy Bowen partnered with author Phyllis Root on a new children’s book that tells the story of a lucky error that preserved 144 acres of old-growth red and white pine in Minnesota. Betsy spoke with Roadhouse host Dave about the story and how she came to be the illustrator for it.

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Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund stop by The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund stop by The Roadhouse

Briand Morrison and Roxann Berglund join The Roadhouse to us what they’ve been up to recently and what they have coming up. Briand also brought his guitar to play a few songs for us, including one “impromptu jam”. You can learn more about Briand and Roxann here.

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Insitute on the Environment director on how we can align sustainability with the good life

Insitute on the Environment director on how we can align sustainability with the good life

Jessica Hellmann is the director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. She joined The Roadhouse just ahead of Earth Day to tell us what we can do to preserve our only home.

Hellmann’s article mentioned throughout the interview can be read here.

PLAY | 17:55
Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show –  Graduation Day

Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show – Graduation Day

Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! It’s Graduation Day here at Northland College. Looking out into the hallway, your host sees the grads in their black gowns, fresh-faced and eager to face an uncertain future. Good luck to all of you! Lots of variety this episode including new artist, Lila Karash, and outstate songwriter, Rickey Stage. And we report on the Top 10 beer states (MN ranks #8). All on MHB!

(Aired 05/16/2019)

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Roller Derby, Grand Rapids, MN

Roller Derby, Grand Rapids, MN

The Iron Range Maidens, the Grand Rapids Roller Derby team, is preparing for their season opening bout on May 18. On Close to Home Grant Frashier talks with both current and former team members about roller derby.

PLAY | 10:19
Greenbush-Middle River High School Band and Choir Holiday Concert 2018

Greenbush-Middle River High School Band and Choir Holiday Concert 2018

Recorded on December 13, 2018 at the High School Gymnasium in Greenbush, MN.

PLAY | 36:02
Unexpected Orchestra Plays Great Original Pop

Unexpected Orchestra Plays Great Original Pop

Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of stringed instruments that you wouldn’t expect in a pop oriented group. But this little “orchestra” makes it work with style and grace. Matt talked to Phil Nusbaum about the group.

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Unexpected Orchestra Plays Great Original Pop Friday May 24 at the Dakota in Minneapolis

Unexpected Orchestra Plays Great Original Pop Friday May 24 at the Dakota in Minneapolis

Matt Wilson and His Orchestra features a songwriter and vocalist with a backing band of strings that you wouldn’t expect in a pop oriented group. The group’s next show is Friday May 24 at the Dakota at 7 and 9:30PM. Matt talked to Phil Nusbaum about the group’s directions.

PLAY | 08:00

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