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.
Bob spoke June 10 with Dr. Mark Vonnegut, pediatrician and author of "Just Like Someone With Mental Illness Only More So," about his struggle with mental illness and how it has affected his life and career.
Buck spoke June 3 with Mike Schrage, wildlife biologist for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, about what he's learned about moose through years of research and study. Mike was the featured speaker at the North House Folk School Boreal Birding and Northern Landscapes Festival June 4.
Mike Crook, prescribed fire specialist with the USFS in Grand Marais, stopped by Studio A May 27 to talk with Buck and Bob about his recent working trip to Ethiopia, where he helped teach effective prescribed fire practices to the local residents.
Buck and Bob welcomed singer Prudence Johnson to Studio A May 20 to talk about her new project, "A Girl Named Vincent." She and her band are touring Minnesota, bringing the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay to life by setting it to music.