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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Man vs. tiger, an amazing true story, on The Roadhouse

John Vaillant, author of "The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival," talked with Buck Jan. 28 about his gripping tale of man and nature that leads to a final showdown in a clearing deep in Russia's Far East.


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Catching up with the Community Youth Guitar Project

Todd Miller leads the Community Youth Guitar Project, a  program to help Cook County students develop their musical and performance skills in a group setting. He stopped by Studio A Jan. 28 to chat with Ann Possis and Buck Benson. Two students involved in the project, Sarah Warren and Andrew Thompson, joined him.


 
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The Urban Hillbilly Quartet plays Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed the Urban Hillbilly Quartet (Erik Brandt, Dave Strahan and Milo Mietzner) in their Cook County debut Jan. 14 on The Roadhouse.


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'Basically' an 'epic, no-fail' survey of banished words for 2011

Tom Pink of Lake Superior State University in Michigan joined Buck and Bob Jan. 14 for their annual chat about the list of banished words for 2011. Don't miss this 'aha moment.'


 
 

Michael Monroe & Michael Johnson bring in the New Year on The Roadhouse

Michael Monroe and Michael Johnson joined Buck and Bob New Year's Eve for laughter, chat, and lots of beautiful music.


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Cook County's Most Wanted spotted in Studio A

Dave Seaton and Ann Possis caught  Cook County's Most Wanted in Studio A for music, chat and laughter Dec. 10. The band is Carah Thomas, Rod Dockan, Snuffy Smith, Gary Croft, and Al Oikari.


 
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Friends explore stone building, likely oldest surviving commercial structure in St. Paul

Tom Schroeder and John Yust, two friends from St. Paul, are exploring and renovating a stone building in St. Paul's Uppertown. It's likely the oldest surviving commercial structure in the city.


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Surprising discoveries about early history of the Grand Marais area

Local historian Tim Cochrane joined Matthew Brown and Dale Klobuchar Dec. 3 to share highlights from his recent discovery and study of two journals of American Fur Co. employees in the 1820s. You might be surprised at what he learned.


 
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Get through holiday family gatherings with less stress, more fun

Ann Possis spoke recently with William Doherty, family social science professor at the U of MN, about ways to enjoy family and avoid conflict during this holiday season.


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Local nurses Patty Doherty & Teresa Borak offer volunteer medical care in Guatemala

Local nurses Teresa Borak and Patty Doherty stopped by the Roadhouse Nov. 26 to talk with Bob about their volunteer medical work with Partner for Surgery in Guatemala. There will be a fundraiser for their efforts Dec. 3 and 4 at Betsy Bowen's Studio in Grand Marais.