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:
 

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.


 
 

Tom McCann: Mapping Haiti from Cook County

Ann talked Feb. 19 with local GIS specialist Tom McCann about his volunteer work helping Haiti relief efforts, using his mapping skills, without ever leaving the county.


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Lost and found dog--a happy tail

Buck chatted with Stephan Soleas of Taos, N.M., about the amazing good fortune that led his lost dog to find him in New Orleans, 1,200 miles from home. Listen to the interview.


 
 

Sivertones -- Take 3 on The Roadhouse

Check out our video of the Sivertones live in the WTIP studio!


 
 

The Sivertones visit the Roadhouse

Check out our videos of the Sivertones live at the WTIP studio!


 

Community organizer Si Kahn brings his passion to The Roadhouse

Bob spoke with Si Kahn Feb. 5 about his new book, "Creative Community Organizing," and his 50+  year career in community organizing, civil rights, and music. Listen to the interview.


 
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Aphrodisiac Foods for Valentine's Day

The Roadhouse crew chatted Feb. 5 with Chef Jenny Breen of Good Life Catering in Minneapolis, about her upcoming Aphrodisiac Foods class, Feb. 15 at Papa Charlie's.


Peter Ostroushko

Peter Ostroushko in Grand Marais

The Roadhouse's Bob Carter chatted recently with singer/songwriter Peter Ostroushko, who appeared In Grand Marais Jan. 30. Listen to the interview.