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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Super cool pirate-ship kids' bedroom designed by Twin Cities firm goes viral

Twin Cities builder Steve Kuhl designed an incredible bedroom for his nephew, which went viral on the Web six years later. He talked with Buck March 25.


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Local renewable energy in the big picture

Bill Mittlefehldt, regional coordinator of the NE MN Clean Energy Resource Team, talked with Bob March 25 about local renewable energy in light of today's global energy economy.


 
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James Moors plays Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed James Moors back to The Roadhouse Mar. 11 for original songs and gorgeous guitar.


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Max Bichel & Pete Kavanaugh play Studio A

Pete Kavanaugh on guitar, and Max Bichel on violin, visited The Roadhouse for a delightful session of music and chatter March 4 with Bob and Ann.


 
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The untold history of how the land of the Dakota & Ojibwe became the State of Minnesota

Bob spoke March 4 with Mary Lethert Wingerd, author of "North Country: The Making of Minnesota," the story of Minnesota's true origins that have often been ignored in favor of a far more romantic legend.


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Eddie Mac rocks Studio A

Ann and Buck welcomed the Eddie Mac Band (Chris J, Jimmy Baker & Paul Cherba) Feb. 18 on their way up the Trail for a weekend gig at Hungry Jack Lodge. High energy fun on The Roadhouse!


 
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Minnesota rancher specializes in bison, wild boar

Buck spoke Feb. 18 with Mike Fogel, owner with his wife Valerie, of Money Creek Buffalo Ranch in Houston, MN, about his longtime business raising and selling bison and wild boar.


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Everything you want to know about the 2011 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Beargrease race marshal and Grand Marais resident Matthew Brown joined Ann Possis and Buck Benson Jan. 28 to talk about this year's big run.


 
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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.