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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John Wright of Lehto & Wright flies solo on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed John Wright, of Celtic-folk-Americana trio Lehto & Wright, to Studio A Jan. 18. He claims it was his first-ever solo performance. In any case, he plays some gorgeous guitar. The trio appeared at the Arrowhead Center for the Arts in Grand Marais Jan. 19.


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John & Maddy MacIndoe share stories of Antarctic adventure

Buck chatted recently with seasonal residents John & Maddy MacIndoe, just back from a National Geographic excursion to Antarctica for their 40th anniversary. They shared wonderful stories about all they saw, including penguins, whales, and much more.


 
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Artist/musician Marlin Ledin captures sounds of Lake Superior's ice

Ann Possis visited with Washburn, Wisc., musician and artist Marlin Ledin Jan. 18 about his project to record the ice sounds of Lake Superior, both to preserve them and as an inspiration for his music. The interview includes several segments of those recordings. He was in Grand Marais to speak at North House Folk School the next evening. You can learn more about him, his music, and his field recordings here.


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County Engineer Dave Betts on winter plowing

On the January 11 edition of The Roadhouse, host Cathy Quinn got a chance to visit with Cook County Engineer Dave Betts after the county experienced extensive freezing rain.  In this interview, D


 
Idle No More

Duluth organizer Reyna Crow on Idle No More movement

Idle No More is a grassroots movement that has recently been sweeping across the country and the world.


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Astro Bob: Asteroid Apophis won't hit us in 2029

The asteroid Apophis was discovered by astronomers in 2004.


 
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Inukjuak town manager Johnny Williams on trapped whales in Hudson Bay

The small village of Inukjuak in Nunavut, Canada, has been the site of a lot of media attention in the last few weeks.


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Filmmaker Vincent Gargiulo on "Duluth is Horrible" film

Vincent Gargiulo is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been shown around the country.


 
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Musical favs Michael Monroe & Claudia Schmidt make year-end appearance in Studio A

Bob & Buck hosted musicians Michael Monroe and Claudia Schmidt Dec. 28, in advance of their Log Cabin Concerts for the holiday weekend. They played and sang together and solo, and made great conversation in between.


Wolf in the wild

Duluth News-Tribune writer Sam Cook looks back at the year in the outdoors

Buck visited Dec. 28 with Sam Cook, longtime writer for the Duluth News-Tribune, about significant events and developments in the outdoors world in 2012. They covered the new wolf hunt, the resurgence of extraction in our economy, the future of the outdoors in the techno age, and much more.