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!
Photographer Layne Kennedy visited with Buck July 29 while he was in Grand Marais teaching a class at North House Folk School. Learn about his approach to his craft, and about his recent book on the BWCAW, "Paddle North." Photo courtesy Layne Kennedy.
Amanda Hand, local singer/songwriter, visited Studio A July 22 in advance of her performance the next evening at What's Upstairs? in Grand Marais. Her parents, singer Marilynne Hand and dobro player Cal Hand, joined in.
Ann Possis spoke July 22 with Eric Wieffering, business columnist for the Star-Tribune, about Delta Airlines' recent announcement of plans to discontinue service to 24 smaller markets, including several in northern Minnesota.
Ann Possis spoke recently with Rich Harwood, founder/president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and author of "Why We're Here: The Powerful Impact of Public Broadcasters When They Turn Outward," about WTIP's focus on community engagement.
Harriet Boostrom Taus, one of the children of Cook County pioneers Charlie and Petra Boostrom, visited with Buck recently about her parents and the early days of the Gunflint Trail. Her father came to Cook County 100 years ago this month.
Bryan Hansel, photographer, writer, and sea kayaking instructor, recently completed an 800-mile kayak journey from Port Huron, Mich. to Grand Marais. He stopped in July 1 to talk with Bob about the challenges and the fun he found during his 45-day trip. Photo courtesy www.bryanhansel.com
Do you ever find food nutrition labels confusing? Dr. David Katz of the Yale Prevention Research Center did. He led a team of recognized medical and nutrition experts to develop an independent, simplified nutritional scoring system as a vehicle to improve public health. It's called NuVal, and he spoke with Buck July 1 about the system and how it helps people make better food choices.
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.