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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Organizer & activist John Maher on his new book, "Learning From the Sixties"

Bob spoke Dec. 16 with John Maher, longtime political activist and author of "Learning From the Sixties,"  about how the lessons of those times might be applied today.


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The IgNobel Awards: Research that makes you laugh, then think...

Ever thought of a wasabi-based fire alarm? One of the 2011 IgNobel Award winners did. Buck chatted Nov. 25 with Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, about the awards.


 
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Gabriel Ayala, 2011 Native American Artist of the Year, on his unique guitar style

Bob spoke Nov. 25 with Gabriel Ayala, recently named 2011 Artist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards for his album “Passion, Fire and Grace.” Ayala is a classical guitarist and has developed a new genre he calls ‘jazzmenco’.


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Moose/wolf expert Dr. Rolf Peterson visits Studio A

Buck spoke Nov. 25 with Dr. Rolf Peterson, a biologist who has been conducting research on moose and wolves on Isle Royale for many years. He was in town to teach and speak at North House Folk School's Winterer's Gathering.


 
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Don't panic...Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are standing by

Caitlin O'Rourke, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert, joined Bob and Buck by phone Nov. 18 to talk all things turkey as Thanksgiving  approaches. You can reach the turkey experts at 1-800-288-8372 or www.butterball.com Hint: Do not attempt to thaw your turkey by swaddling it in an electric blanket.


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Explorer Lonnie Dupre plans second attempt to summit Denali in January

Buck chatted with Lonnie Dupre Nov. 18 about his upcoming attempt to summit Denali and about his soon-to-be-published memoir, "Life on Ice."


 
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Two Many Banjos plays Studio A

Marc Gartman, bouzouki & banjo, Lefty Johnson, percussion, and Matt Mobley, upright bass, make up Two Many Banjos. They joined Buck and Bob Nov. 11 during membership drive.


 

Gary Lea, Peterson, Minn., finds New Hampshire historical treasure at estate sale

Bob chatted with Gary Lea Nov. 11. Gary recently found a copper plate used to print money in pre-Revolutionary War New Hampshire. How did it end up in Minnesota, and how did he know what it was?


 
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Frank Moe on Legacy Destination Weekend Nov. 17-20 in Cook County

Bob talked Nov. 11 with Frank Moe, local dog musher and former MN legislator, about the upcoming Legacy Destination Weekend in Cook County, and the origin and use of the Legacy Funds designated by MN voters in 2008.


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Bluegrass Masters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley play Studio A

Bob chatted Nov. 4 with musicians & songwriters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley on the eve of the 21st Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort.