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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Duluth singer/songwriter Rachael Kilgour makes her WTIP debut

Duluth musician Rachael Kilgour stopped by The Roadhouse Oct. 8 in advance of her Oct. 9 ACA performance in Grand Marais.


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Solar-powered trash cans save money, cut pollution

Buck spoke recently with Jim Poss, founder and chief technology officer of Big Belly Solar, a Massachusetts-based producer of waste receptacles that use solar po


 
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Artist Rick Allen of Kenspeckle Letterpress visits The Roadhouse

Engraver and woodblock artist Rick Allen of Kenspeckle Letterpress, Duluth, chatted with Buck Sept. 24 about his quirky and charming work.


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Local artist Betsy Bowen talks bogs in Studio A

Betsy Bowen chatted with Buck Sept. 17 about her latest project, illustrating "Big Belching Bog," just out from the U of MN Press.


 
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Nutrition professor experiments with junk food diet

Prof. Mark Haub of Kansas State University spoke Sept. 10 with Buck about the 30-day 'junk food diet' he's been on since Aug. 25. You might be surprised at his results.


 
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Singer/songwriter Michael Johnson live in Studio A

Michael Johnson visited The Roadhouse Sept. 10 to play a few songs and reminisce about his 44+ year career.


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Michigan Tech researcher reviews recent discoveries in Isle Royale moose study

Wildlife ecologist Prof. John Vucetich chatted with Bob Sept. 3 about the long-running moose-wolf study on Isle Royale, recent discoveries about arthritis in moose, and what it might mean for humans.


 
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Plein Air painting competition under way in Grand Marais

Artists Neil Sherman and Brian Stewart visited The Roadhouse Aug.