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! News flash: Longtime Roadhouse host Buck Benson is on a bicycle trek pedaling from the equator to the tip of South America. To follow his adventure, see www.buckbenson.org He's due to return to the airwaves in December.
 
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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Michael Johnson & Michael Monroe ring out 2011 on The Roadhouse

Local favorites Michael Monroe and Michael Johnson stopped by The Roadhouse Dec. 30 for what is becoming a year-end musical tradition.


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Honeycrisp, Zestar, SweeTango...creating yummy apples at the U of MN Landscape Arboretum

Buck spoke Dec. 30 with David Bedford, apple breeder at the U of MN Landscape Arboretum, about the complex and long (30 years or more) process of developing a new apple variety and bringing it to market. What makes an apple great? Find out here.


 
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WTIP's Jay Andersen with the year's local news in review

Jay Andersen stopped by Dec. 30 to chat with Buck and Bob about 2011's local issues and happenings, including the proposed community center and swimming pool, the new library, what's up with moose and wolves, school district money woes, and more.


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Bluesman Gordon Thorne stops by The Roadhouse

Local musician Gordon Thorne visited Studio A Dec. 23 for lots of music and holiday cheer.


 
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Artist-designer Taylor Baldry on The Conversationalist

Buck chatted Dec. 23 with Taylor Baldry, a Minneapolis artist-designer, about The Conversationalist, his project to promote face to face interaction in the digital age. They touched on many of his other creative ideas, as well, which you can read about here.


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Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison plays Studio A

Bob and Buck welcomed Grand Portage musician Briand Morrison back to The Roadhouse Dec. 16 for more of his gorgeous jazz guitar.


 
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Artist Betsy Bowen on her latest projects, including "Twelve Owls" with birder Laura Erickson

Buck and Bob welcomed Grand Marais artist Betsy Bowen Dec. 16 to talk about her recent projects, including "Twelve Owls," "Burr and Hamilton," the winter solstice pageant, and more.


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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’.