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.

 


 
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Learn about the ancient art of tracking in the wilderness with Joe Paulik

Hovland resident Joe Paulik stopped by June 24 to talk with Buck about his passion, the nearly-lost arts of tracking and survival in the wilderness. Some key skills are patience, concentration, and acute awareness of one's surroundings.


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Fascinating read on the unsolved disappearance of small-town Iowa anchorperson Jodi Huisentruit

Remember the 1995 disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, anchorperson for a local TV station in Mason City, Iowa? Author, speaker, and trainer Beth Bednar recently researched and wrote a compelling story about this still-unsolved mystery, "Dead Air." Bob Carter spoke with Beth June 24.


 
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Roadhouse live from the North House Wooden Boat Show

Buck and Bob hosted The Roadhouse from the 14th annual Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School on the Grand Marais Harbor June 17. Selected interviews from the two-hour show are included here.


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Rick Novitsky, manager of Grand Portage State Park, on National Get Outdoors Day

Rick Novitsky, manager of Grand Portage State Park, spoke with Bob on the eve of National Get Outdoors Day about the park, its new visitor center, and activities and services there. Photo copyright MN DNR.


 
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Wolf expert discusses recent escape and shooting of wolf at MN Zoo

Lori Schmidt, wolf curator at the International Wolf Center in Ely, offered her perspective on June 10 about the recent incident at the Minnesota Zoo in whi


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Author Mark Vonnegut shares personal experience of being bipolar

Bob spoke June 10 with Dr. Mark Vonnegut, pediatrician and author of "Just Like Someone With Mental Illness Only More So," about his struggle with mental illness and how it has affected his life and career.


 
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Pete Kavanaugh, unplugged, on The Roadhouse

Pete Kavanaugh brought his acoustic guitar to Studio A June 3 for a chat with Dave Seaton and Buck Benson. Listen to his gorgeous guitar work.


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The Sam Miltich Trio brings jazz to Studio A

The Sam Miltich Trio stopped by The Roadhouse June 3 to chat with Dave Seaton about music, family, and more, and share a few songs.


 
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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.