Arts & Culture

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Julie Buckles tells of her 1,700-mile canoe honeymoon in a canoe she & her husband built themselves

In 1999, Julie Buckles and her new husband built a wood and canvas canoe and set off on a 1,700-mile canoe honeymoon on the Voyageur Highway from Lake Superior to Wollaston Lake. She recently wrote a book about their adventure, "Paddling to Winter," available in bookstores and online. Julie spoke with Dick June 20 live at the North House Wooden Boat Show on the harbor.


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Anishinaabe Way: Ira Jourdain

Red Lake tribal member Ira Jourdain is the father of four children. He works with Native fathers and their families on issues such as


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Local writer Andy Keith on his three-watershed canoe adventure

Local writer Andy Keith paddled downstream through the three different watersheds that originate in northern Minnesota. He joined Dick live at the North House Wooden Boat Show June 20 to talk about his adventure and give a little preview of his next day's presentation. The book he wrote about this experience, "Afloat Again, Adrift" is available on Amazon.


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Bluesman Bob Bingham releases new CD, "New Ground"

Local bluesman Bob Bingham joined Buck & Dick in Studio A June 13 to celebrate 50 years in the music business as well as the release of his fifth self-produced album, "New Ground." Bob was one of the founding members of the now-legendary Lamont Cranston Band. Fun stories abound in this interview, which also includes three cuts from Bob's new CD.


Poet Ralph Latham Shares His Work and Process

After years of writing and teaching, Grand Marais poet Ralph Latham has produced a slim volume of poems.


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Musician Jim McGowan stops by The Roadhouse

Buck & Dick welcomed singer/guitarist Jim McGowan to Studio A June 6. Jim was in town to perform at Cascade Lodge Pub the next evening. They talked about music as well as Jim's new job as executive director of the MN Alliance of YMCAs, and Jim played some great tunes.


Betsy Bowen Illustrates "Plant a Pocket of Prairie"

Local artist and illustrator, Betsy Bowen, has collaborated on a new book called ‘Plant a Pocket of Prairie.’  North Shore Morning host Randy Eastlund talked with Betsy abou


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WTIP's Deb Benedict Recognized in "The Woman Today" magazine

WTIP's Executive Director, Deb Benedict, was recently featured in the June/July 2014 issue of "The Woman Today" magazine.  


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Mark Lambert tells story of Warren MacKenzie, one of the fathers of American pottery

Potter/filmmaker Mark Lambert & his crew have created a documentary, "Warren MacKenzie: A Potter's Hands," about the process and work of this remarkable artist. Buck spoke May 30 with Mark to learn more about the film, which is being screened Friday, June 6 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Marais Art Colony. You can watch a 2-minute trailer here. 


 

Chris Gillis & Gordon Thorne play The Roadhouse

Dick Swanson & Ann Possis welcomed Chris Gillis (keyboard) and Gordon Thorne (guitar) to Studio A May 23 for a fun set of music and chat.