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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Author and humorist Michael Perry stops by The Roadhouse

Bob chatted Sept. 2 with Michael Perry, author, humorist and singer/songwriter, about his performances at the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin.


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Lake Superior Binational Forum to hold public meeting in Grand Marais Sept. 9--all are invited

Buck spoke Sept. 2 with Lissa Radke, U.S. Coordinator of the Lake Superior Binational Forum, which focuses on water quality and environmental health in the Lake Superior basin. They're holding a public meeting titled “Improving Water Quality and Sustainable Economies on the Minnesota North Shore ” in Grand Marais Friday, Sept. 9, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ACA.


 
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'A Century of Jazz' sneak preview on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Ann Possis hosted Mike DeBevec, Mike Roth and Eric Hahn in studio Aug. 26 to preview 'A Century of Jazz,' their musical overview of the history of jazz, happening Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Betsy Bowen's What's Upstairs?


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New online encyclopedia about Minnesota from the MN Historical Society

Buck spoke Aug. 26 with Molly Huber, lead writer-researcher for MNopedia, a new online encyclopedia about Minnesota produced by the MN Historical Society. You can check it out at the link above and give your feedback and ideas, too.


 
Pete Kavanaugh

Pete K. and Eric Meyer bring the blues to Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed Pete Kavanaugh and Eric Meyer Aug. 19 for music and talk in advance of the Pete K. group's weekend appearances at the Gun Flint Tavern.


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Can meditation and mindfulness really make you happier? Jason Marsh of the Greater Good Science Center says yes

Bob chatted Aug. 19 with Jason Marsh, editor-in-chief of Greater Good Magazine, about meditation and mindfulness and how they actually change the structure of our brains. The magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley, whose mission is to explore the roots of happy and compassionate individuals, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior.


 
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Hudson Bay Bound expedition: Day 78 for first women to re-create 'Canoeing with the Cree' adventure

Buck spoke Aug. 19 by satellite phone with Natalie Warren and Ann Raiho, members of the Hudson Bay Bound expedition. They are re-creating Eric Sevareid's classic journey in 'Canoeing with the Cree' in an attempt to be the first women to do so, and to raise money for YMCA Camp Menogyn as well.


A Night to Remember by Travis Novitsky

Grand Portage photographer Travis Novitsky shares his approach to his art

Bob visited Aug. 12 with Travis Novitsky, accomplished photographer from Grand Portage, about capturing the northern lights, night photography, and more. Travis' images of the aurora were recently featured on spaceweather.com.


 
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Seduced by smartphones? Psychologist Lisa Merlo on how some people are addicted

Bob spoke Aug. 12 with psychologist & addiction expert Dr. Lisa Merlo of the University of Florida, about how people are becoming increasingly attached and even addicted to their smart phones.


BWCAW scene

Veteran Twin Cities journalist Don Shelby on hardrock sulfide mining proposed for northern Minnesota

Buck spoke Aug. 12 with Don Shelby, veteran journalist and MinnPost.com contributor, about the proposed PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, the involvement of former BP CEO Tony Hayward, and what it could mean for the health of the BWCA Wilderness.