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.
Buck spoke Aug. 12 with Don Shelby, veteran journalist and MinnPost.com contributor, about the proposed PolyMet mine near Hoyt Lakes, the involvement of former BP CEO Tony Hayward, and what it could mean for the health of the BWCA Wilderness.
Photographer Layne Kennedy visited with Buck July 29 while he was in Grand Marais teaching a class at North House Folk School. Learn about his approach to his craft, and about his recent book on the BWCAW, "Paddle North." Photo courtesy Layne Kennedy.
Amanda Hand, local singer/songwriter, visited Studio A July 22 in advance of her performance the next evening at What's Upstairs? in Grand Marais. Her parents, singer Marilynne Hand and dobro player Cal Hand, joined in.
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.
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.
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.