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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"Peace Fibres" author Karen Lohn on weaving connections

Buck spoke May 20 with Grand Marais author and psychologist Karen Lohn about her first book, "Peace Fibres: Stitching a Soulful World." 


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Community Music Circle visits The Roadhouse

Bob and Buck welcomed Marco Good, David Grinstead, Yvonne Mills and Barb LaVigne, members of the Community Music Circle, to Studio A May 13. The Circle meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at Shanty Camp above Betsy Bowen's studio in Grand Marais. New musicians are always welcome to join in.


 
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U of MN Solar Vehicle Project wins solar car race at Indy Speedway

Buck spoke May 13 with Jonathan Nutzmann, student leader of the U of MN Solar Vehicle Project, about designing and building a car that runs on the sun.


 

Learning to live with ambiguous loss, with expert Pauline Boss

Bob spoke May 6 with U of MN Professor Pauline Boss about ambiguous loss where there is no closure, such as that suffered by the families of victims of 9/11, and how people cope with this kind of loss.


 
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Local favorite Michael Monroe brings new songs to Studio A

Buck and Dave Seaton hosted Michael Monroe April 22 at The Roadhouse. He talked about his artist in residence program with local students, his 'log cabin concerts,' and played some great new music.


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Wolf biologist Mark McNay on wolf-human interactions

Buck spoke April 22 with Mark McNay, retired wolf biologist, about wolf-human encounters and what they tell us about wolves.


 
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Phil Heywood's fabulous fingerstyle guitar on The Roadhouse

Buck Benson and Dave Seaton hosted award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Phil Heywood in Studio A April 15 for gorgeous music and great chat.


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Young women seek to be first to re-create 'Canoeing with the Cree' adventure

Ann Raiho and Natalie Warren, St. Olaf seniors and Camp Menogyn alums, stopped by The Roadhouse April 1 to talk about their upcoming adventure, Hudson Bay Bound. They hope to become the first women to paddle the 2,250 miles from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay, re-creating Eric Sevareid's journey and, along the way, raising money for YMCA Camp Menogyn.


 
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Walking across England (the narrow part...)

Bob and Buck talked April 29 with Ann Possis, who just completed the Coast to Coast Walk from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, 200 miles in 16 days.


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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.