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!
 
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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Gordon Thorne plays Studio A

Fingerstyle guitarist Gordon Thorne stopped by The Roadhouse July 26 for chat, laughs, and, of course, great music.


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New model of iceberg behavior suggests major breakage potential in Antarctica, Greenland

Dr. Jeremy Bassis, assistant professor of atmospheric, oceanic & space sciences at the Univeristy of Michigan, joined Dick recently to discuss icebergs. Bassis is lead author of a paper on a new model of iceberg calving & formation that shows that stretches of ice on the coasts of Greenland & Antarctica are in danger of rapidly breaking apart and falling into the sea. Learn more about how this model works, and what the effect might be on global sea levels.


 
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Shawn Perich shines light on new generation's influence on Grand Marais, Cook County

Buck & Dick spoke recently with Shawn Perich, publisher of North Shore Highway 61, about the "Grand Marais renaissance" he sees taking place with a creative new generation in the community. Twenty- and 30-somethings are making their way and revitalizing Cook County in the process. You can read his full article here.


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The EverGreen Grass Band makes Roadhouse debut

Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A July 19. The four-piece group (banjo, mandolin, guitar & bass guitar) from Wisconsin plays high-energy bluegrass influenced by punk, rock n roll, jam, and more. They were in town for performances at the Gun Flint Tavern Friday and Saturday night.


 
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Bobby Tufts, 4-year-old mayor of Dorset, Minn. has big role for a little guy

Buck Benson chatted recently with Emma Tufts,  mother of Bobby Tufts, the 4-year-old mayor of Dorset, Minn. Although he can't fix traffic tickets, he does have a platform, a slogan, and business cards. Pretty delightful stuff--take a listen.
 


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Can you really get a great workout in just a few minutes? Mayo Clinic fitness expert weighs in

Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, shares his ideas about the recent trend toward very short, intense workouts, as well as recommendations for how to incorporate exercise into your daily life. Ann Possis spoke with him July 19.


 
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Great things to see in the northern summer sky---with Astro Bob

Bob King, creator of the Astro Bob blog at the Duluth News Tribune, chatted with Buck July 12 about things to see in the July night sky.


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What do couples really want from a conflict? This psychologist says it's not an apology

Dr. Keith Sanford, professor of psychology & neuroscience at Baylor University, talked with Dick Swanson July 12 about his research into couples conflict. The most common thing couples want from each other is not an apology, or even more communication--it's a willingness to relinquish power. You can learn more about resolving couples conflict here.


 
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The Wrong Omar rocks The Roadhouse

Buck & Dick welcomed Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar to Studio A recently for chat, music, and lots of laughter. They were in town to perform at the Gun Flint Tavern July 5 & 6.


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Bitcoin digital currency, explained and demystified

Buck spoke recently with Dr. Tyler Moore, professor of computer science and engineering at Southern Methodist University, about Bitcoin, a relatively new digital currency with no central authority. Learn more about it, how it works, and why it's growing in popularity. Hear about security and other concerns too.