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Catching up with the hosts of Roadhouse past

The locally produced variety show, The Roadhouse, debuted in 1999, with hosts Walt Rasmussen, Bob Carter and Buck Benson. The program has had a changing roster of hosts over the years and is currently hosted by Dave Tersteeg, Brian Neil, and Julie Carlson, and for the last 12 years has been produced by Annie Possis. A Friday evening tradition on North Shore Radio, the program has featured countless live musical acts and hundreds of interviews, ranging from the science of climate change to how to properly roast a Thanksgiving turkey. Frequent guests to the the show have included local and regional authors, artists, researchers, scientists, and musical performers. Beginning Jan. 14, The Roadhouse will shift to a volunteer-produced music show with a special focus on weekend events, featuring local event and music announcements and a fun music mix, and will air live from 4 to 6 on Fridays. Our local and regional music program, the Scenic Route, produced and hosted by Will Moore, will move to 6 p.m. To celebrate twenty-plus years of the Roadhouse, we invited past hosts to share stories of their most memorable moments on air. Joining Dave, Brian, and Julie are Buck Benson, Bob Carter, Mike Raymond, Dick Swanson, CJ Heithoff, Tracy Benson, Debbie Benedict, and Will Moore. WTIP's The Roadhouse is supported in part by funding from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

RECENT STORIES

Honoring Our Elders: Clyde Bellecourt

Our community lost a giant recently with the passing of Clyde Bellecourt, a co-founder of the American Indian Movement. The crew takes a look back at AIM’s early days and where they are now. We pay tribute to Clyde’s legacy through the people he inspired in the movement for justice.


That Golden Girls Show: Coming to the Reif 1/18/22

A Golden Girls puppet parody keeps the fun and friendships alive!


Centerstage Minnesota, January 14, 2022

Centerstage Minnesota features Minnesota artists in an eclectic mix of folk, rock, blues, jazz, and world music including Wayward, Idle Hands, The Cactus Blossoms, Ron Arsenault, Jose James, Lydia Liza and more.


Career Day

What do you want to be, when you grow up? It’ s Career Day today on Stay Human – Terry O’Brien starts a new old career, Scott Stowell plans for the championship, and a story from Robert Jevne about what’s followed him through all his jobs. It’s not too late to grow up, if that’s what it takes to Stay Human.


BOO302-ENCORE-SEEING OURSELVES CLEARLY

Having a reflective practice is not the same as becoming more self aware. How do we increase our ability to observe ourselves.


BOO301- ENCORE- BECOMING WHAT WE MIGHT HAVE BEEN

We have more power than we usually tap to create our dreams, paraphrasing George Eliot, to become what we might have been.


BOO300 – ENCORE- HOLIDAY STRESS RESILIENCE

Many of us experience stress during the holidays. In this special episode we explore what helps us be resilient when stress shows up.


BOO299 – WORKING WITH THE INNER CRITIC

Identifying the inner critic is present helps. Learning how to change our relationship with it, is critical for our growth and well-being. Thanks to Roxanne Howe Murphy for allowing me to replay portions of our 2017 interview.


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