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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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


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Grand Marais climbers recount Denali ascent

Bob spoke July 16 with Lonnie Dupre, Tom Surprenant, and Roadhouse co-host Buck Benson about their recent adventure climbing Denali. 


 
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Iowa hunters marry in tree stand

Bob Carter and Matthew Brown spoke July 2 with Kim and Marvin Hunter (yes, that's their real name) about their recent 'camo' wedding in a tree stand.


 
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Poop scooper finds 'pile' of cash

Steve Wilson, poop scooper with DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal Service of St. Louis, Missouri, chatted with Bob June 25 about the cash he found in a pile of dog doo.


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"Pelada"--a documentary film about the other side of soccer

Bob spoke June 25 with Gwendolyn Oxenham and Luke Boughen, two of the filmmakers of the recently-released "Pelada," a documentary following two form


 
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50 years of the Pill in America on The Roadhouse

Elaine Tyler May, author of "America & the Pill," talked with Ann Possis and Bob Carter June 25 about the 50-year history of the Pill and how it changed American culture.


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The Pines play The Roadhouse

Acoustic/roots musiciansThe Pines performed live in Studio A June 11 in advance of their recent Grand Marais appearance.


 
 

Memorial day program: Vietnam vet Jay Taylor on reintegrating into society after serving in war

Vietnam veteran Jay Taylor, author of "Point of Aim, Point of Impact," spoke with Bob Memorial Day weekend about the challenges veterans face in returning to everyday life.