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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Relatives of Titanic sinking victim recount memorial cruise 100 years later

 

Ann Possis spoke Apr. 27 with Jane and Frank Allen of Devon, England, about their recent experience on the Titanic memorial cruise. The ship retraced the 1912 route of the Titanic, arriving at the sinking site exactly 100 years later, where a special service was held. Jane's great-uncle Thomas Pears, who was on his honeymoon on the Titanic, perished in the disaster.


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Mayo Clinic climbs Mt. Everest to study effects of altitude

Buck spoke Apr. 20 with Andy Miller, senior research technologist at Mayo Clinic, about a research project under way to study the effects of altitude on respiration, metabolism, sleep patterns and more, in order to gain knowledge to apply to regular folks back home. Six researchers from Mayo are traveling up Mt. Everest to do it; you can follow their progress here.


 
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Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson come to Minnesota in series from U of MN Press

Ann Possis chatted Apr. 20 with Larry Millett, former reporter and architecture critic for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. His books, published by the U of MN Press, feature Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solving mysteries right here in Minnesota. He talks about the joys and challenges of writing about one of the world's most well-known and beloved fictional characters.


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MPCA & U of MN begin research study to determine effects of sulfates on wild rice

Ann Possis spoke Apr. 20 with Shannon Lotthammer, manager of the water assessment and environment section of the MPCA, about a new study to determine the effects of sulfates on wild rice. Shannon explains what sulfates are, where they come from, and what the study will look for.


 
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Fabulous fingerstyle guitarist Mary Flower plays The Roadhouse

Carah Thomas and Dave Seaton welcomed Portland fingerstyle guitarist Mary Flower to Studio A Apr. 13. She was here for the second annual Fingerstyle Guitar Masters Weekend at Bluefin Bay in Tofte, and was joined in studio with musician and organizer of the event, Gordon Thorne. 


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Invasive species in Minnesota waters and what you can do to stop them

Dave Seaton spoke Apr. 13 with Lois Sinn Lindquist, executive director of Minnesota Waters, about invasive species in Minnesota, and steps we can all take to slow or stop their spread. There will be a training session for lake service providers in Grand Marais Sat., May 5, at the Cook County Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


 
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Saint Anyway brings alt-grass tunes to The Roadhouse

Dave Seaton & Buck Benson hosted alt-grass band Saint Anyway on Apr. 6. Jamie Kallestad, Tony Petersen, and Dane Levinski make up the band, which originated in Carlton County in northern Minnesota.


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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?