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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Sweet news...chocolate may help keep you thin

Buck spoke Apr. 6 with Dr. Beatrice Golomb, physician-scientist at the University of California-San Diego, about her recently published study showing that chocolate consumption is associated with lower weight. Who knew?


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Hovland musicians Jim & Michele Miller stop by Studio A

Buck and Bob hosted local musicians Jim and Michele Miller Mar. 30, who talked about how they collaborate, and shared some great music.


 
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Social ethics professor & author Gary Dorrien on Obama...has he lived up to his promises?

Bob spoke Mar. 30 with Gary Dorrien, professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary, and author of "The Obama Question: A Progressive Perspective." Has Obama been a major disappointment, or has he made significant strides for the country?


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'Mushin' Mortician' Scott Janssen saves lead dog's life during the Iditarod

Buck spoke Mar. 30 with Scott Janssen, an Anchorage dog musher and mortician, about this year's Iditarod and about his remarkable resuscitation of his lead dog, Marshall. 


 
 

It's not a 'post-gender' world yet...Minnesota women & girls still shortchanged

Bob spoke Mar. 23 with Debra Fitzpatrick, director of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, U of MN, about their recent report on the status of women and girls in Minnesota. You can find the report here. You might be surprised at how far women haven't come, even in 2012.


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Meteorologist/climatologist Mark Seeley on weird weather and warming trends

Buck spoke Mar. 23 with Dr. Mark Seeley, professor at the U of MN and regular commentator on MPR, about Minnesota's unusual weather of late, climate change in Minnesota, and what it might mean for us.


 
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Clearwater Hot Club brings hot, cool jazz to Studio A

Buck, Bob & Ann welcomed the Clearwater Hot Club (Sam Miltich, Matt Miltich, Mike Miller) to The Roadhouse during spring membership drive for talk, laughter, and great music.


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Inuit throat singers perform on The Roadhouse

Bob chatted March 16 with Inuit throat singers Nina Segalowitz and Lydia Etok about the meaning of throat singing in Inuit culture, and they demonstrated this unique 'game' in studio.


 
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The first unsupported, unassisted American expedition to reach the North Pole

Buck spoke March 16 with Tyler Fish of Ely who, with his expedition partner, John Huston, were the first Americans to reach the North Pole unassisted and unsupported. Their new book, "Forward," recounts the adventure and includes gorgeous photos that put you right in the scene.


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Chastity Brown stops by Studio A to talk and play from her new album, "Back-Road Highways"

Chastity Brown stopped in to The Roadhouse March 9 to talk with Buck and Bob about creating her newest album, "Back-Road Highways." The official release is March 24 at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.