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:
 

Gary Lea, Peterson, Minn., finds New Hampshire historical treasure at estate sale

Bob chatted with Gary Lea Nov. 11. Gary recently found a copper plate used to print money in pre-Revolutionary War New Hampshire. How did it end up in Minnesota, and how did he know what it was?


Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund

Frank Moe on Legacy Destination Weekend Nov. 17-20 in Cook County

Bob talked Nov. 11 with Frank Moe, local dog musher and former MN legislator, about the upcoming Legacy Destination Weekend in Cook County, and the origin and use of the Legacy Funds designated by MN voters in 2008.


 
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Bluegrass Masters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley play Studio A

Bob chatted Nov. 4 with musicians & songwriters Tim Stafford & Steve Gulley on the eve of the 21st Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort.


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Mountains 2 Montreal: 4,500-km. paddle across Canada in a 22-foot canoe

Buck spoke Nov. 4 with Dana Fountain & Peter Gorman, two of the members of the Mountains 2 Montreal Expedition team. They recently paddled 4,500 km. from near Jasper, Alberta to Montreal in 22-foot canoe. They listened to WTIP in the Quetico, and traveled by boat and car to Grand Marais to pledge their support of the station.


 
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Twin Cities musician Paul Metsa on his new memoir, "Blue Guitar Highway"

 Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed Paul Metsa to Studio A Oct. 28. His memoir, "Blue Guitar Highway," was just published by the U of MN Press.


Night Sky

Star light, star bright: Duluth's Astro Bob talks meteor showers & astronomy

Ann Possis chatted with 'Astro Bob' (Bob King) of the Duluth News Tribune Oct. 21 about the Orionid meteor showers and how to look at the stars.


 
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Mountaineer/motivational speaker Walt Hampton on living a life that matters

Buck spoke Oct. 21 with Walt Hampton, mountaineer, executive coach, and adventure photographer, about his new book, "Journeys on the Edge: Living a Life That Matters," about seizing the moment and realizing your dreams.


Barbara Jean Johnson

Barbara Jean Johnson wins Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Bob and Buck welcomed WTIP News & Public Affairs Director Barbara Jean Johnson to Studio A Oct. 14. BJ is an accomplished musician and recently won the Big Top Chautauqua Singer/Songwriter of the Year contest with her song, "The River." Bump Blomberg accompanied her on guitar.


 
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'For the Birds' producer, birder and author Laura Erickson visits The Roadhouse

Buck spoke Oct. 14 with birder, author and radio producer Laura Erickson. She has a new book, "Twelve Owls," which is illustrated by Betsy Bowen, and appeared in Grand Marais Oct. 15 for a book reading and signing.


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Classical pianist Brook Cuden, choreographer Andreas Denk visit The Roadhouse

Buck Benson & Dave Seaton welcomed pianist Brook Cuden and choreographer Andreas Denk to Studio A Oct. 7, a day before their first public performance of "Sophie and Concert," at the ACA in Grand Marais.