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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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.


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Local renewable energy in the big picture

Bill Mittlefehldt, regional coordinator of the NE MN Clean Energy Resource Team, talked with Bob March 25 about local renewable energy in light of today's global energy economy.


 
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James Moors plays Studio A

Buck and Bob welcomed James Moors back to The Roadhouse Mar. 11 for original songs and gorgeous guitar.


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Max Bichel & Pete Kavanaugh play Studio A

Pete Kavanaugh on guitar, and Max Bichel on violin, visited The Roadhouse for a delightful session of music and chatter March 4 with Bob and Ann.