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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'Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian' filmmakers visit Studio A

Filmmakers Stefan Quinth and Bill Beyer talked with Bob recently about "Pretty Much 100% Scandinavian," a light-hearted film series exploring contemporary Scandinavian America. A few Ole & Lena jokes were told in the process.


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Barbara Jean and Bump play The Roadhouse

Local musicians Barbara Jean Johnson and Bump Blomberg stopped in to Studio A Oct. 22 to chat and play a few tunes. 


 
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All the way from Possum Lake: Red Green visits The Roadhouse

Red Green, the TV handyman who works miracles with duct tape, chatted with Bob recently about his book, "How to do Everything: By the Man Who Should Know" and about his book tour to raise money for PBS.


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Chris McDougall, bestselling author of "Born to Run," talks barefoot running

Buck spoke recently with Chris McDougall, author of the bestseller "Born to Run," about his ground-breaking book and the barefoot running debate.


 
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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.