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!
 
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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Teenage entrepreneur starts Twin Cities pedicab service

Colin McCarty, 18-year-old St. Paul high school student, chatted with Buck Apr.


 

Paul Mayasich plays The Roadhouse

Paul Mayasich brought his gorgeous guitar work to the Roadhouse April 23. Listen to the interview and the music.


 
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Laundry powered by the sun

Rebecca Spengler, owner of A Laundry Room in Ely, spoke with Bob April 23 about the environmental and financial advantages of her solar-hot-water laundromat.


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Minnesota Women's Press celebrates 25 years

Bob talked Apr. 16 with Kathy Magnuson, co-publisher of the Minnesota Women's Press, about their 25th anniversary and what's ahead.


 
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Award-winning film "A Sea Change" to show at North House Apr. 24

Sven Huseby, co-producer of "A Sea Change," a documentary about ocean acidification, spoke with Buck Apr. 16.


 

Walking around Lake Superior?

Bob talked Apr. 9 with naturalists/educators Mike Link and Kate Crowley about their Full Circle Superior Expedition, a journey on foot around 'the greatest lake." They set off Apr. 29.


 
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Former MLB player Bob Fenwick talks baseball

In a local angle to the all-baseball edition of the show, Buck and Bob chatted with Cook County Commissioner Bob Fenwick about his major league baseball career. He played for the Astros and th


 

Play ball! Minnesota Twins director of public affairs visits The Roadhouse

Bob spoke April 2 with Kevin Smith, director of public affairs for the Minnesota Twins, about the upcoming season, the new outdoor stadium and all things baseball.


 
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What's up with this weird weather?

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart talked with Buck Mar. 26 about our short winter, early spring, and what it all means. Listen to the interview.


 

Walking from Minneapolis to Miami for Haiti earthquake relief

Ann spoke Mar. 26 with Jordan Dibb, who left the next day on foot from Minneapolis to Miami to raise money for Haiti earthquake and hunger relief. Listen to the interview.