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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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.


 
A shot of Earth's surface (NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/Flickr)

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

The asteroid Apophis was discovered by astronomers in 2004.


Orca Whale (Ashley Coates/Flickr)

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.


 
Duluth Light (James Jordan/Flickr)

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.


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"The Wrong Omar" makes Roadhouse music debut

Bob & Buck welcomed Minneapolis musician "The Wrong Omar" (Joey Shaheen) to Studio A Dec. 21 for his WTIP/Roadhouse debut. His songs are original, quirky, and fun.


 
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Cool new book for kids and their grownups: "Unbored"

Buck chatted recently with Elizabeth Foy Larsen, co-author of "Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun, " which the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune called “the quintessential guide for today’s tech-savvy and socially engaged kids." Geared to kids ages 8 to 13, it's gotten rave reviews from parents and kids alike for its coverage of fun stuff to think about, make and do, from yarn-bombing to classic pranks to building a remote-controlled water blaster.


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Duluth musical duo The Brothers Burn Mountain make Roadhouse debut

Buck & Bob welcomed The Brothers Burn Mountain (Ryan & Jesse Dermody) to Studio A Dec. 14. The Brothers play original Americana and bluegrass, with poetic lyrics, on guitar and drums. They were in town for two performances at the Gun Flint Tavern.