The Roadhouse

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  • Friday 5-7pm
Genre: 
Arts & Culture Interviews & Live Music
This program officially starts the weekend along the North Shore and across the North Woods. Hosts Buck Benson & Dick Swanson and producer Ann Possis provide two hours packed with insightful interviews,  weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! News flash: Longtime Roadhouse host Buck Benson is on a bicycle trek pedaling from the equator to the tip of South America. To follow his adventure, see www.buckbenson.org He's due to return to the airwaves in December.
 
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.

 


 
What's On:
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Nationally-known life coach & O Magazine columnist Martha Beck on being happy

Martha Beck is a life coach who helps people create their 'right life' through workshops, individual coaching, a website, and more. She chatted with Dick Jan. 31 about her work, including small steps people can take to feel happier, and her new workshops especially for men, "Escape From the Man Cage."


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MN Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman on the propane shortage & what's being done to address it

 There's a major shortage of propane and other home heating fuels in Minnesota, causing prices to skyrocket. Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman spoke with Ann Possis Jan. 31 to explain how the shortage happened, how the state and industry are responding, and how people can get help. Check out Stay Warm Minnesota for more resources.


 
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Descending the Mississippi by canoe from Lake Itasca to the Gulf, Paddle in Hand

Dick chatted Jan. 3 with Lucas Will & Natalie Jackson about their Mississippi River adventure, Paddle In Hand, canoeing 2,220 miles over four months. Learn why they did it, what was most challenging, and what they learned through it all. You can also see pictures and video and read more on their Facebook page.


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LSSU's 39th annual List of Words to be Banished...#canyousayannoying?

Every year we talk with the word-watchers over at Lake Superior State University about their words to be 'banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness." This year is no exception, and LSSU PR guy Tom Pink joined Buck Jan. 3 to chat and laugh about the latest list. Twerking, anyone?


 
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Michael Monroe stops in for his annual holiday performance on The Roadhouse

Cook County singer/songwriter Michael Monroe visited Studio A Dec. 27 for what has become a holiday tradition of music and conversation. Learn about Michael's latest projects, his Log Cabin Concerts, and the great press coverage he's been receiving.


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"Out on a Limb" author Ben Kilham on observing & living with black bears

Buck spoke Dec. 27 with bear researcher Ben Kilham, whose work has been compared to that of Jane Goodall's research on chimps, about what he's learned over nearly 20 years of studying and living with bears.  The fact that he struggles with dyslexia makes him uniquely skilled in thinking visually while observing these animals.


 
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Around the world by motorcycle with Tofte native Noah Horak

Noah Horak, a 29-year-old electrical engineer from Tofte, quit his job, sold his stuff, and set off on a round-the-world adventure on a motorcycle. Dick caught up with Noah in Hawaii, where he met his family for the holidays. Learn about his travels and where he's off to next. You can follow his blog and see pictures and video here.


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Briand Morrison & Roxann Berglund make holiday music for your listening pleasure

Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison & vocalist Roxann Berglund joined Buck & Dick in Studio A Dec. 20 for a delightful session of chat, laughter, and music. You'll eventually learn how to roast a chestnut along the way, too...


 
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Psychologist's advice: This holiday season, shoot for being present rather than perfect

Dick chatted Dec. 20 with Dr. Mary Doheny, clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago, about why striving for perfection never works....and what you can do instead to have a happy, lower-stress time this holiday season. 


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Acclaimed photographer Layne Kennedy talks photography in general & his newest book, "Light over Iceland"

Buck chatted recently with internationally-known photographer & North House instructor Layne Kennedy, who's just out with "Light over Iceland: Photography at 66 Degrees North." They talked about Layne's philosophy on photography, how shooting pictures has changed with the switch from film to digital, and lots more. You can see a preview of his new book at http://www.blurb.com/books/4759092-light-over-iceland