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The Roadhouse

Series produced by WTIP

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Image by: courtesy Buck Benson 

The Roadhouse is an interview and music program that airs live every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to kick off the weekend.

WTIP's The Roadhoue is two hours packed with insightful interviews, weekend happenings, local features and toe-tapping music. You never know quite what to expect on the Roadhouse! Funding is provided in part by the MN Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.


560 Pieces

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Caption: Space Monkey Mafia in Studio A
Twin Cities band Space Monkey Mafia made their Roadhouse debut recently, playing a great mix of music influenced by ska, punk, rock, pop, blues and...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 33:35
Caption: Consider replacing some toys with activities
You've seen it before...too many toys for kids at holiday time can result in overstimulation and tantrums. Dr. Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 31:08
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Engineering students at the U of MN took a classic science experiment a bit further to win a $25,000 prize and a spot in the Guinness Book of World...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 10:22
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Jon Turk was this year's featured speaker at North House Folk School's Winterers' Gathering. He dropped by the studio to chat with WTIP's CJ Heitho...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 22:38
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Just in time! Christopher Clem, Butterball Turkey Talk Line expert, joined WTIP's Dave TerSteeg to talk all things turkey--thawing, stuffing, porti...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2017
  • Length: 11:20
Caption: Dr. Mark Seeley in Studio A
Dr. Mark Seeley, a leader in Minnesota's climate community and a regular guest on MPR, stopped by Studio A during membership drive. He was in town ...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2017
  • Length: 11:12
Caption: Kenya road, Credit: courtesy Bill Hansen
Bill Hansen, active community leader and former longtime owner of Sawbill Canoe Outfitters, spent two weeks in Kenya recently with his son, Adam. H...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 31:39
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Isabelle Groc is an environmental writer and conservation photographer based in Vancouver. She recently wrote an article for Ensia about working do...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 14:56
Caption: Kalia Yang's first book, "The Latehomecomer"
Kao Kalia Yang is an author, teacher, and public speaker who's written two books about her Hmong family's experiences in Laos, Thailand, and the U....

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 15:30
Caption: Brothers in Arms, Studio A, WTIP
Cook County-based band Brothers in Arms made their Roadhouse debut, and rocked the house! The band is: Joe Peterson, drums; Drew Heinonen, guitar; ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 39:03
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Lars Hasselblad-Torres, a Vermont writer, artist and educator, is making a road trip across the country to find out what regular people have to say...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 15:40
Caption: Beth Dooley
Beth Dooley is a Twin Cities food writer and cookbook author who loves to focus on local food. She joined WTIP's CJ Heithoff recently to talk about...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 15:23
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Did you give Friday the 13th a second thought? Or maybe you have other superstitions. Dr. Stuart Vyse is a psychologist, and the author of "Believi...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 18:58
Caption: Michael Monroe in Studio A
Local favorite, singer-songwriter Michael Monroe, stopped by The Roadhouse to chat and share a few tunes. He's busy right now working on the Acoust...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 35:33
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Every year, Sivertson Gallery in Grand Marais holds the Inuit Premiere, featuring Inuit art and throat singing. This year's featured artist, Ningiu...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 20:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Lutsen artist Kari Vick and Duluth author Lise Lunge-Larsen are out with a wonderful new book, "Seven Ways to Trick a Troll," for kids and adults o...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 25:00
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Pharmaceuticals and other chemicals have been found in remote Minnesota lakes, far from any land that would create runoff. Mark Ferrey, a scientist...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 17:56
Caption: Staying in the present can help you reduce stress
With so many terrible events happening in the world lately, it's a great time to hear from someone who can help us learn to manage our stress. Doug...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 22:10
  • Purchases: 1
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At WTIP we read recently about a fiendish plot by some Wisconsin folks to steal Minnesota's lakes! Naturally this warranted further investigation. ...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 09:18
Caption: 2017 Ig Nobel ceremony, Credit: courtesy improbable.com
The 2017 Ig Nobel Prizes were recently awarded at Harvard University. They're given every year for scientific achievements that first make people l...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 18:51