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:
 

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.


 
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Happy 100th Birthday, Oreo!

Bob chatted March 9 with Danielle Brown, senior associate brand manager for Oreo, on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the iconic cookie. How do YOU like to eat them?


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Who was first to come to North America? New book challenges old assumptions

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.


 
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They didn't say 'Arrrrrr'...new exhibit on real pirates at the Science Museum of MN

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.


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Native American activist Sharon Day on the importance of fresh water

Bob spoke March 2 with Sharon Day, an enrolled member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, in Minnesota in the Marten Clan, who holds a 2nd degree designation as a M’dewiwin water keeper for her tribe. She discussed the role of women in protecting the precious resource of fresh water, and her role last year in the Mother Earth Water Walk.