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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.


548 Pieces

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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...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2017
  • Length: 20:42
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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...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2017
  • Length: 22:10
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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
Caption: "A Year in the Wilderness," named one of 20 Big Indie Books of Fall 2017 by Publishers Weekly
Explorers Amy and Dave Freeman spent a year in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to bring attention to threats to this area. Now they're ou...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 24:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Local musician Fred Anderson revisited The Roadhouse the weekend of Radio Waves. Listen for his beautiful guitar on both originals and covers.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 31:15
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If you're like most people, you don't know a whole lot about peatlands. But it turns out they're very important to the planet's health and to count...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 15:06
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Douglas Wood, longtime wilderness guide, is also a prolific author, perhaps best known for his first book, "Old Turtle." Now he's out with a memoir...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 16:12
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Local favorites the SplinterTones are just out with a new CD of their delightful, eclectic music. Four of the band's members--Leah Thomas, Liz Sive...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 36:19
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The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals. Johan Ehde, on-tour manager ...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 12:34
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The University of Minnesota is celebrating 158 years at the state fair this summer. The U's vice president of university relations, Matt Kramer, jo...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 13:44
Caption: Eric Frost (l.) & Bill Hansen, Studio A
Cook County musical favorites Eric Frost (guitar) and Bill Hansen (dobro) visited The Roadhouse after way too long an absence. Listen for wonderful...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 33:30
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We've all heard walking is great for us...and good for community and the environment, as well. Jay Walljasper, writer, speaker, and authority on vi...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 13:11
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Over many years, Grand Portage resident Rick Anderson and his family collected thousands of historic artifacts near the Boundary Waters. Now, he ha...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 21:17
Caption: Lindsay Gault takes a break from his epic ride
Lindsay Gault of New Zealand is bicycling from the Arctic Circle to the Atlantic, with a stop at the Pacific, to raise money for the Cancer Society...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 17:59
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What with the Perseids happening now, and the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, WTIP checked in with a favorite regular guest, astronomer Bob King of Astro...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 20:11