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.
Local explorer Lonnie Dupre stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 10 to chat with Buck about his second attempt to summit Denali in winter, and about his newly-published memoir, "Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration."
Bob spoke Feb. 10 with Prof. Brenda Child, chair of the department of American Indian Studies at the U of MN, about the new online Ojibwe People's Dictionary. Click here to browse the dictionary, hear pronounciations from native speakers, and see visual links to related collections of the MN Historical Society.
Bob spoke Jan. 20 with Gar Alperovitz, author of "America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy," about possible approaches and solutions to the current state of affairs in American society.
Buck spoke Jan. 20 with Prof. Jonathan Foley of the Institute on the Environment at the U of MN, about an innovative four-point plan for increasing agricultural production while reducing environmental degradation.
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.
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.
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.