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.
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.
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.
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.
Buck spoke March 9 with Dr. Bruce Bradley, co-author of the new book, "Across Atlantic Ice," which proposes that the first people to come to North America actually crossed the Atlantic by boat nearly 20,000 years ago.
Ann Possis chatted March 2 with Mike Day of the Science Museum of Minnesota about their brand new exhibit, "Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship," which features more than 200 artifacts from North America's only authenticated pirate shipwreck.