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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Delta planning to discontinue service to several small northern Minnesota communities

Ann Possis spoke July 22 with Eric Wieffering, business columnist for the Star-Tribune, about Delta Airlines' recent announcement of  plans to discontinue service to 24 smaller markets, including several in northern Minnesota.


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Rich Harwood on creating community through public broadcasting

Ann Possis spoke recently with Rich Harwood, founder/president of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, and author of "Why We're Here: The Powerful Impact of Public Broadcasters When They Turn Outward," about WTIP's focus on community engagement.


 
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Harriet Boostrom Taus shares stories of the early days & her pioneer parents, Charlie and Petra Boostrom

Harriet Boostrom Taus, one of the children of Cook County pioneers Charlie and Petra Boostrom, visited with Buck recently about her parents and the early days of the Gunflint Trail. Her father came to Cook County 100 years ago this month.


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Outdoors writer Sam Cook on how state shutdown is affecting outdoor pursuits

Bob spoke July 8 with Duluth News-Tribune outdoors writer Sam Cook about how the state shutdown is affecting fishing, state parks, conservation efforts, and more.


 
 

Local singer Yvonne Mills brings her gorgeous voice to Studio A

Local singer Yvonne Mills chatted with Bob and Buck June 24, and sang in advance of her first headline appearance the following evening at What's Upstairs at Betsy Bowen's Studio in Grand Marais.


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Grand Marais photographer Bryan Hansel recounts 800-mile kayaking adventure through the Great Lakes

Bryan Hansel, photographer, writer, and sea kayaking instructor, recently completed an 800-mile kayak journey from Port Huron, Mich. to Grand Marais. He stopped in July 1 to talk with Bob about the challenges and the fun he found during his 45-day trip. Photo courtesy www.bryanhansel.com


 
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NuVal food labeling system makes choosing healthy foods simpler and easier

Do you ever find food nutrition labels confusing? Dr. David Katz of the Yale Prevention Research Center did. He led a team of recognized medical and nutrition experts to develop an independent, simplified nutritional scoring system as a vehicle to improve public health. It's called NuVal, and he spoke with Buck July 1 about the system and how it helps people make better food choices.


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Learn about the ancient art of tracking in the wilderness with Joe Paulik

Hovland resident Joe Paulik stopped by June 24 to talk with Buck about his passion, the nearly-lost arts of tracking and survival in the wilderness. Some key skills are patience, concentration, and acute awareness of one's surroundings.


 
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Fascinating read on the unsolved disappearance of small-town Iowa anchorperson Jodi Huisentruit

Remember the 1995 disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit, anchorperson for a local TV station in Mason City, Iowa? Author, speaker, and trainer Beth Bednar recently researched and wrote a compelling story about this still-unsolved mystery, "Dead Air." Bob Carter spoke with Beth June 24.


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Roadhouse live from the North House Wooden Boat Show

Buck and Bob hosted The Roadhouse from the 14th annual Wooden Boat Show at North House Folk School on the Grand Marais Harbor June 17. Selected interviews from the two-hour show are included here.