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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Biologist Mike Schrage on all things moose, on The Roadhouse

Buck spoke June 3 with Mike Schrage, wildlife biologist for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, about what he's learned about moose through years of research and study. Mike was the featured speaker at the North House Folk School Boreal Birding and Northern Landscapes Festival June 4.


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Hovland musician Jim Miller plays Studio A

Jim Miller, Hovland musician and member of the band Blueberry Jam, brought his guitar to The Roadhouse May 27 to chat with Bob and play a few tunes.


 
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U of MN Prof. Anatoly Liberman hot on the trail of disputed words

Linguistics expert and Oxford University Press blogger Prof. Anatoly Liberman spoke with Bob May 27 about his ongoing dictionary project to find the real origin of nearly 1,000 disputed English words.


 

Mike Crook of USFS shares adventure working on prescribed fire in Ethiopia

Mike Crook, prescribed fire specialist with the USFS in Grand Marais, stopped by Studio A May 27 to talk with Buck and Bob about his recent working trip to Ethiopia, where he helped teach effective prescribed fire practices to the local residents.


 
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Prudence Johnson & the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay in a new touring show

Buck and Bob welcomed singer Prudence Johnson to Studio A May 20 to talk about her new project, "A Girl Named Vincent." She and her band are touring Minnesota, bringing the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay to life by setting it to music.


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"Peace Fibres" author Karen Lohn on weaving connections

Buck spoke May 20 with Grand Marais author and psychologist Karen Lohn about her first book, "Peace Fibres: Stitching a Soulful World." 


 
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Community Music Circle visits The Roadhouse

Bob and Buck welcomed Marco Good, David Grinstead, Yvonne Mills and Barb LaVigne, members of the Community Music Circle, to Studio A May 13. The Circle meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Shanty Camp above Betsy Bowen's studio in Grand Marais. New musicians are always welcome to join in.


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U of MN Solar Vehicle Project wins solar car race at Indy Speedway

Buck spoke May 13 with Jonathan Nutzmann, student leader of the U of MN Solar Vehicle Project, about designing and building a car that runs on the sun.


 
 

Learning to live with ambiguous loss, with expert Pauline Boss

Bob spoke May 6 with U of MN Professor Pauline Boss about ambiguous loss where there is no closure, such as that suffered by the families of victims of 9/11, and how people cope with this kind of loss.


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Local favorite Michael Monroe brings new songs to Studio A

Buck and Dave Seaton hosted Michael Monroe April 22 at The Roadhouse. He talked about his artist in residence program with local students, his 'log cabin concerts,' and played some great new music.