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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Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver visits Studio A

Jerry Vandiver, award-winning Nashville songwriter, chatted with Buck and Bob about the Nashville music scene and played a few tunes Aug. 20.


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MN State Fair butter sculptor tells all on The Roadhouse

Artist Linda Christensen has been carving butter sculptures at the Minnesota State Fair for 38 years. She talked with Bob Carter Aug.


 
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Couple walking around Lake Superior reports in from Canada

Mike Link and his wife Kate Crowley are walking around Lake Superior on the Full Circle Superior expedition, a journey to explore and document the peopl


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Project Compassion: Commemorating Those Who Have Served, One Painting At A Time

In this feature, Bob Carter speaks with Kaziah Hancock, a goat rancher and painter who created Project Compassion, a project that provides painted portraits to the


 
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Michael Monroe live on The Roadhouse

Bob and Buck hosted local favorite singer-songwriter Michael Monroe in Studio A July 30.


 
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CaringBridge founder and CEO visits The Roadhouse

Sona Mehring, founder and CEO of CaringBridge,  a nonprofit that provides free websites connecting family and friends during a serious health event, talk


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Minnesota woman named best auctioneer in the business

Kristine Fladeboe-Duininck of Spicer, Minn., was recently named 2010 International Auctioneer Champion by the National Auctioneers Association.


 
 

Bump Blomberg plays solo acoustic on The Roadhouse

Bob and Buck hosted local favorite Bump Blomberg July 16 for half an hour of music and chat. 


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Local foods neighborhood grocery thrives in downtown Minneapolis

Ann Yin, co-owner of Local d'Lish, a neighborhood grocery in the historic warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis, talked with Buck July 16 about her&nb