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!
 
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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Filmmaker Emily Haddad on her documentary about the first woman MN Supreme Court justice, "Girl from Birch Creek"

Filmmaker Emily Haddad joined Ann Possis recently to talk about her latest documentary, "Girl from Birch Creek," the inspiring story of Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to be appointed to the MN Supreme Court. Emily talks about why she came to filmmaking, how she chose to tell Rosalie's story, and why it's important.


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Mediterranean diet shown to be good for you...plus, it's delicious!

Ann Possis spoke Mar. 15 with Dr. Mark Pereira, professor of epidemiology & community health at the U of MN School of Public Health, about a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that a Mediterranean-style diet is very beneficial to one's health. So beneficial, in fact, that the study was ended early because the control group not eating this way was missing out on its good effects. Learn what the foods are, what the research showed, and how you might make changes to your eating habits.


 
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Mary Bue & Kyle Maclean play The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Duluth musicians Mary Bue (keyboard) and Kyle Maclean (guitar) to Studio A Mar. 8. They played and sang their original music, before appearing later that evening at Cascade Lodge & Pub.


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Arctic explorer Lonnie Dupre on his third attempt at Denali & his recently published memoir, "Life on Ice"

Buck chatted Mar. 8 with  explorer Lonnie Dupre, recently back from his third unsuccessful attempt to summit Denali solo in January. Lonnie talks about what went wrong, what he might do differently on a fourth try, and more. His memoir, "Life on Ice," is up for a MN Book Award and a NE Minnesota Book Award.


 
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Historian & author Prof. Elaine Tyler May on International Women's Day

Ann Possis spoke with Prof. Elaine Tyler May of the U of Minn. on International Women's Day, Mar. 8. Prof. May is a historian whose work focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, domestic culture and politics. She reflected on what has been accomplished by and on behalf of women, as well as what still needs to be done to bring women into full equality with men.


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Great blues guitar from Gordon Thorne on The Roadhouse

Buck & Ann welcomed local favorite Gordon Thorne to Studio A March 1 for conversation, laughter and, of course, incredible blues guitar. Gordon's third annual fingerstyle guitar weekend happens this year April 12 & 13--might want to mark your calendar.


 
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Beer as career: Cook County native Ryan Petz on his Twin Cities brewery, Fulton Beer

Ann Possis spoke recently with Cook County native Ryan Petz who, with three of his friends, founded Fulton Beer. Ryan is president of the company, and talked with us about what it's like to start a brewery, what kinds of beers they've been making, their new tap room, and more. Fulton Beer is available in the Twin Cities and in Cook County, but they plan to expand distribution soon.


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Duluth filmmaker Mike Scholtz on his award-winning doc, "Wild Bill's Run"

Buck chatted recently with Mike Scholtz about his award-winning documentary, "Wild Bill's Run." Described as 'part Arctic adventure, part crime caper,' it's the strange but true story of Wild Bill Cooper, his attempt to snowmobile to Moscow during the Cold War, and what happened in the aftermath. The film will be shown again in March or April at North House Folk School in Grand Marais.


 
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Bump Blomberg & Chris Silver live in Studio A

Bob & Buck welcomed local fav Bump Blomberg, on guitar, & Wisconsin musician Chris Silver, on mandolin and resonator, to the show Feb. 15 for great music. They were performing in several spots around the county for President's weekend.


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Spoiler alert! Lake Superor State banished words are trending! Don't kick the can down the road...listen now.

Lake Superior State University recently released their 38th annual Banished Words list. Buck chatted Feb. 15 with John Shibley of the university's PR department about what overused words are on this year's list. Spoiler alert! You can read the list here.