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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Phil Heywood's fabulous fingerstyle guitar on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Dave Seaton hosted award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Phil Heywood in Studio A April 15 for gorgeous music and great chat.


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Young women seek to be first to re-create 'Canoeing with the Cree' adventure

Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren, St. Olaf seniors and Camp Menogyn alums, stopped by The Roadhouse April 1 to talk about their upcoming adventure, Hudson Bay Bound. They hope to become the first women to paddle the 2,250 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, re-creating Eric Sevareid's journey and, along the way, raising money for YMCA Camp Menogyn.


 
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Walking across England (the narrow part...)

Bob and Buck talked April 29 with Ann Possis, who just completed the Coast to Coast Walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, 200 miles in 16 days.


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Oh! Oh! Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra plays The Roadhouse

Ole Olsson's Oldtime Orkestra brought their toe-tapping Scandinavian dance and vaudeville music to Studio A April 29, in advance of their April 30 appearance at the Hovland Spring Dance.


 
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The Roadhouse celebrates Deb Benedict's 10 years as station director

Bob and Buck looked back with WTIP Executive Director Deb Benedict April 29 on her 10 years of service to the station, which has seen remarkable growth under her leadership.


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National Geographic "Adventurer of the Year" Andrew Skurka on The Roadhouse

Andrew Skurka, adventurer and athlete, chatted with Buck April 29 about exploration and travel, including his recent 4,700-mile, 6-month Alaska-Yukon expedition. He's the featured speaker at the Superior Hiking Trail Association meeting Saturday, May 7 at Wolf Ridge in Finland.


 
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Bemidji businesses commit to Ojibwe/English signage

In an effort spearheaded by the Shared Vision Group out of Bemidji, more and more businesses in the area have made a commitment to adding Ojibwe/English signage. But, why?


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Gordon Thorne Live in Studio A

Bob Carter and Cathy Quinn welcomed Gordon Thorne to the Roadhouse April 8 to share some of his music and information on his upcoming Fingerstyle Guitar Masters Weekend in Tofte.


 
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A black lab and a coyote cozy up in Duluth

Sam Cook, outdoor writer for the Duluth News Tribune, joined Bob Carter and Cathy Quinn on the Roadhouse April 8 to talk about an interesting animal pair living in the Duluth area: a coyote and a black lab.


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Super cool pirate-ship kids' bedroom designed by Twin Cities firm goes viral

Twin Cities builder Steve Kuhl designed an incredible bedroom for his nephew, which went viral on the Web six years later. He talked with Buck March 25.