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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Don't panic...Butterball Turkey Talk-Line experts are standing by

Caitlin O'Rourke, Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert, joined Bob and Buck by phone Nov. 18 to talk all things turkey as Thanksgiving  approaches. You can reach the turkey experts at 1-800-288-8372 or www.butterball.com Hint: Do not attempt to thaw your turkey by swaddling it in an electric blanket.


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Explorer Lonnie Dupre plans second attempt to summit Denali in January

Buck chatted with Lonnie Dupre Nov. 18 about his upcoming attempt to summit Denali and about his soon-to-be-published memoir, "Life on Ice."


 
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Two Many Banjos plays Studio A

Marc Gartman, bouzouki & banjo, Lefty Johnson, percussion, and Matt Mobley, upright bass, make up Two Many Banjos. They joined Buck and Bob Nov. 11 during membership drive.


 

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.