Arts & Culture

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Bluegrass Masters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley play Studio A

Bob chatted Nov. 4 with musicians & songwriters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley on the eve of the 21st Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort.


A class full of school children at the Birchwood School in Mineral Center/photo courtesy of the Cook County Historical Society

Moments In Time: Growing up in Mineral Center

Although not much is left of the town of Mineral Center these days, it was once a bustling settler village full of homesteaders, many of whom came from Wisconsin in search of a better life.


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Twin Cities musician Paul Metsa on his new memoir, "Blue Guitar Highway"

 Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Paul Metsa to Studio A Oct. 28. His memoir, "Blue Guitar Highway," was just published by the U of MN Press.


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Behind the Work: Bob Brandt, Driving Instructor

Bob Brandt has served as Cook County's Drivers Education instructor for 14 years.


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Barbara Jean Johnson wins Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Bob and Buck welcomed WTIP News & Public Affairs Director Barbara Jean Johnson to Studio A Oct. 14. BJ is an accomplished musician and recently won the Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year contest with her song, "The River." Bump Blomberg accompanied her on guitar.


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'For the Birds' producer, birder and author Laura Erickson visits The Roadhouse

Buck spoke Oct. 14 with birder, author and radio producer Laura Erickson. She has a new book, "Twelve Owls," which is illustrated by Betsy Bowen, and appeared in Grand Marais Oct. 15 for a book reading and signing.


At her first job, Ada spent most of her time planning what she would do outside of work

Of Woods and Words: The Weekend Warrior

About six months out of college, I discovered what it meant to “live for the weekend.” I’d just started as an administrative assistant for an extremely small international accounting


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Moments in Time: Harriet Boostrom Taus on Early Gunflint Life

Clearwater Lodge sits half-way up the Gunflint Trail. It's one of the oldest resorts in the Northwoods. Within its history lie stories of the area's earliest pioneers.


According to Ada, homemade jam has magical qualities

Of Woods and Words: The Joy of Jam

Recently, whenever a friend calls to check in, it always seems I’m in the middle of canning something.


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Classical pianist Brook Cuden, choreographer Andreas Denk visit The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Dave Seaton welcomed pianist Brook Cuden and choreographer Andreas Denk to Studio A Oct. 7, a day before their first public performance of "Sophie and Concert," at the ACA in Grand Marais.