Arts & Culture

Heid's book "Original Local"

Anishinaabe Way: Writer and poet Heid Erdrich

Turtle Mountain Anishinaabe writer and poet Heid Erdrich has just completed a recipe book and memoir titled "Original Local: Indigenous Foods, Stories and Recipes from the Upper Midwest" (Mi


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"Fifty Lakes One Island," a gorgeous personal exploration of Isle Royale

Chicago filmmaker George Desort spend a total of 80 nights on Isle Royale NP in 2011, traveling solo with his camera equipment, food & gear in his kayak. Dick spoke with George Nov. 22 about his adventure and the resulting film, "Fifty Lakes One Island,"  which was shown at North House Folk School that weekend. To see a special video clip just for WTIP listeners, click on the link above, then click on the logo in the upper left corner of the home page. Enter the word cookies when you get the password box.


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As far as we know, it's a didgeridoo debut on The Roadhouse--take a listen

The didgeridoo is a wind instrument that originated with indigenous Australians, still in widespread use both in Australia and all over the world. Local musician Brian Bennett brought two of his instruments to Studio A to talk with Buck & Dick about how the instrument and the music is made, and played a few tunes.


Lake Superior Surf by David Grinstead

Maritime historian Frederick Stonehouse on the storms of November

Nov. 10 was the 38th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, with all 29 lives aboard lost. Frederick Stonehouse, maritime historian and author of more than 30 books, joined Dick Nov. 8 to talk about all things Big Lake & big storm.


Deer In Winter by Scott Herrly

"Deerland," a thoughtful exploration of white-tailed deer and their impact on our world

Did you know there are 30 million deer in America today, 100 times more than a century ago? On the eve of deer opener, Buck talked with Al Cambronne, author of "Deerland," about the significant impact the deer has had on our environment, the huge hunting industry, and much more. 


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Fiddle player & songwriter Jim VanCleve visits The Roadhouse

Buck and Dick welcomed acclaimed bluegrass musician Jim VanCleve to Studio A Nov. 1 for great conversation and a few tunes. Jim and his band were in town for the Bluegrass Masters Weekend at Lutsen Resort. Incredible fiddle music!


Whurl photo by Stephan Hoglund

Local Music Project: Whurl

Derek Smith, Erik Lastine and Will Seaton are making a unique and original style of music that defies definition.  In this edition of the Local Music Project we learn more about the Cook County b


Erik Hahn performing with Frozen Britches

Local Music Project: Erik Hahn

This edition of the Local Music Project features multi-instrumentalist Erik Hahn. 


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Critter du Jour brings music & fun to The Roadhouse

Buck, Dick & Ann welcomed local band Critter du Jour to Studio A during the recent "All Welcome" membership drive. Ken McMillan,  guitar; Barb LaVigne, flute; Tom VanCleve, accordion & fiddle; and Susan Maijala; percussion, made lovely music and lots of laughs.