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:
 

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.


weather

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.


 
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Rare opportunity: Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at Science Museum of Minnesota

Ann talked Mar. 19 with Dr. Ed Fleming, curator of archaeology at the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, about the recently opened Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, on display through Oct. 24.


 

Wisconsin high school senior Zach Simones lobbies to eliminate race-based mascots

Bob spoke with Zach SImones Mar. 19 about organizing students and the community, and lobbying the Wisconsin Legislature, in an effort to ban race-based mascots from Wisconsin schools.


 
 

Tyler Howell makes his musical radio debut

Bob and Ann hosted Tyler Howell, Grand Marais resident and WTIP volunteer, Mar. 12 as he made his radio debut singing and playing guitar. He was accompanied by local musician Russ Viton.


Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean of The Vinyl Cafe to perform in Thunder Bay March 18

Buck spoke recently with Stuart McLean, storyteller and host of The Vinyl Cafe, about his work and his upcoming appearance in Thunder Bay. Listen to the interview.