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:
Barbara Jean Johnson

Barbara Jean Johnson wins Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Bob and Buck welcomed WTIP News & Public Affairs Director Barbara Jean Johnson to Studio A Oct. 14. BJ is an accomplished musician and recently won the Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year contest with her song, "The River." Bump Blomberg accompanied her on guitar.


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'For the Birds' producer, birder and author Laura Erickson visits The Roadhouse

Buck spoke Oct. 14 with birder, author and radio producer Laura Erickson. She has a new book, "Twelve Owls," which is illustrated by Betsy Bowen, and appeared in Grand Marais Oct. 15 for a book reading and signing.


 
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Classical pianist Brook Cuden, choreographer Andreas Denk visit The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Dave Seaton welcomed pianist Brook Cuden and choreographer Andreas Denk to Studio A Oct. 7, a day before their first public performance of "Sophie and Concert," at the ACA in Grand Marais.


Moose twins

Outdoors writer Shawn Perich on the state of the Arrowhead's moose

Buck spoke Oct. 7 with outdoors writer and Northern Wilds Editor Shawn Perich about the state of the moose population in northeastern Minnesota, and possible factors involved in the decline.


 
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Singer/songwriter Eric Frost brings a few friends to Studio A

Ann Possis & Buck Benson welcomed local musician Eric Frost, with friends Bill Hansen and Barbara Jean Johnson, to The Roadhouse Sept. 30.


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Dr. Gerald Niemi of NRRI on fire's effect on birds and animals

Buck spoke Sept. 30 with Dr. Gerald Niemi of the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth about what happens to birds and animals during and after a large fire like the Pagami Creek fire.


 
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New Fargo Brewing Co. launches with Wood Chipper beer

Buck spoke Sept. 30 with Aaron Hill, a founder of the new Fargo Brewing Co., about their first offering...Wood Chipper IPA. Aaron spoke with us live from the Fargo Beer Fest.


 

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president of MN High Tech Association, talks high tech & the state's economy

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 30 with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former speaker of the MN House and new president/CEO of the MN High Tech Association, about fostering the state's high tech industry and why it's important to our future.


 
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Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison visits Studio A

Ann Possis & Bob Carter welcomed jazz guitarist Briand Morrison to The Roadhouse Sept. 23 for music and chat in advance of his performance at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Antlers Lounge.


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Minnesota's new poet laureate Joyce Sutphen on 'luxuriating in language'

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 23 with Joyce Sutphen, new poet laureate of Minnesota, about her new position and what poetry means to her.