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:
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Dr. Gerald Niemi of NRRI on fire's effect on birds and animals

Buck spoke Sept. 30 with Dr. Gerald Niemi of the Natural Resources Research Institute in Duluth about what happens to birds and animals during and after a large fire like the Pagami Creek fire.


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New Fargo Brewing Co. launches with Wood Chipper beer

Buck spoke Sept. 30 with Aaron Hill, a founder of the new Fargo Brewing Co., about their first offering...Wood Chipper IPA. Aaron spoke with us live from the Fargo Beer Fest.


 
 

Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president of MN High Tech Association, talks high tech & the state's economy

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 30 with Margaret Anderson Kelliher, former speaker of the MN House and new president/CEO of the MN High Tech Association, about fostering the state's high tech industry and why it's important to our future.


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Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison visits Studio A

Ann Possis & Bob Carter welcomed jazz guitarist Briand Morrison to The Roadhouse Sept. 23 for music and chat in advance of his performance at the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino Antlers Lounge.


 
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Minnesota's new poet laureate Joyce Sutphen on 'luxuriating in language'

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 23 with Joyce Sutphen, new poet laureate of Minnesota, about her new position and what poetry means to her.


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John Morrin on ideas and purpose behind 'Undoing Racism' workshops

Bob Carter spoke with John Morrin of Grand Portage Sept. 23 regarding the 'Undoing Racism' workshop being offered locally Oct. 3-5, what it's about, and why it's important. John is a core trainer for the workshop, which is offered by the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.


 
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Forest disturbance expert Lee Frelich discusses effect of fire on the boreal forest

Ann Possis spoke Sept. 16 with Lee Frelich, director of the Center for Forest Ecology at the U of MN, about likely effects of the Pagami Creek Fire on the BWCAW forest.


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Singer-songwriter Lindsay Mac visits the Roadhouse on big music weekend

Buck chatted with musician Lindsay Mac Sept. 16. She was in town for Mountain Stage and Unplugged X, and brought her new four-string guitar to Studio A to play a few songs.


 
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Rich Mattson & Germaine Gemberling stop by The Roadhouse

Matthew Brown and Ann Possis hosted Germaine Gemberling and Rich Mattson in Studio A Sept. 9 for conversation and original music. They were in town to perform at WTIP's Radio Waves music festival.


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Meet Ann Raiho & Natalie Warren, first women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay

Ann Possis and Matthew Brown welcomed Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren of the Hudson Bay Bound Expedition to the studio Sept. 9. They just became the first women to paddle from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, re-creating the journey made by Eric Sevareid and Walter Port, and documented in the classic book "Canoeing with the Cree."