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As one of the largest art venues in the state, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is home to historic collections and contemporary local art but it i...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:46
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WTIP's Ann Possis spoke recently with Dr. Karen Gran, a geology professor at UMD, about North Shore rivers and their history. She explains what can...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 12:43
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Remodeling

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mississippi Steamboat
In the latter days of the Golden Age of steamboats, many musicians plied their trade with the orchestras traveling the Mississippi. Memphis and St....

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s 1938 in San Francisco. War is brewing around the world, but America's entry into World War II is still several years away. Meanwhile in this ...

  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: Alan DeValerio was a White House butler for Presidents Carter and Reagan., Credit: Alan DeValerio
"The Butler" didn't do it - or so says real-life White House butler Alan DeValerio.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:15
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James Lee Burke discusses "Wayfaring Stranger"

  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 21:55
Caption: Eddie Taylor, from 1974. Photo by Bill Greensmith.
Join us we wrap up our tribute to Chicago Blues guitar legend, Eddie Taylor. We’ll be hearing some standout selections from his solo work — plus so...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Did now-banned pesticides contribute to the obesity epidemic?

  • Added: Jul 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:05
Caption: Cover image of Vogue, 1942, Credit: Smithsonian Museum of American History
30-second promo for BackStory episode, 'States of Mind: Mental Illness in America' [rebroadcast] with 5-second music bed at end for station-specifi...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:02
Caption: Cover image of Vogue, 1942, Credit: Sm
Summer might mean taking off the layers, but what Americans wear reflects so much more than the weather. In this episode, we explore what our self-...

Bought by WRIR and WRGY


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Clela Rorex (R) and her friend Sue Larson (L).
Clela Rorex (R), a former County Clerk in Boulder, Colorado, tells her friend Sue Larson...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:47
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Are your nightstand books all over the place? Why not stack 'em into a bookmash? A bookmash is a kind of found poetry formed from book titles! And ...

Bought by WEZU, WYAP, WUIS, and KUOW


  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 20
Ronald William Brown was a ventriloquist puppeteer on a television program called Joy Junction, a variety show on the Christian Television Network....

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 51:38
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 15
Pure evil is caught on tape in the case of a deliberate murder that took 8 years of planning, plenty of hard work, and a YouTube video to accomplis...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:21:08
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Folklorist Guy Logsden discusses how Huntington's disease in the Guthrie family caused Woody to go out on his own at a young age. He highlights Woo...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:49
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 14
This week we cover a variety of stories including a cold case, a historical case and a case that's unfolding as we speak. We also cover the strang...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 50:48
Caption: Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey were two very important factors in the formation of jazz in the 1920s. They performed together with the California Ramblers ...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Cover image of Vogue, 1942, Credit: Smithsonian Museum of American History
30-second promo for BackStory episode, 'American Apparel: A History of Fashion,' with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: :30
Caption: Solid Comfort, 1906., Credit: Library of Congress
This show takes on the frothy subject of beer, and explores the science, culture, and history behind the suds.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:45
Caption: An Alchemist in his Studio, Thomas Wijck. , Credit: CHF Collections
This episode explores the colorful (and sometimes risk-filled) history of pigments and painters, and the conservators who save paintings from the r...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:34
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Leslie Quick Pedersen & Dan Quick stopped by The Roadhouse recently to talk with WTIP's Buck Benson about their dad, Birney Quick, an artist and in...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 22:07
Caption: Crisco and chicken nuggets, Credit: CHF collections and Evan Amos, Wikimedia Commons.
Have you ever wondered how chicken nuggets are made? Or what propylene glycol monostearate, monocalcium phosphate, or other listed ingredients are ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 27:24
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Dick Swanson welcomed the executive director of the Ernest Oberholtzer Foundation, Beth Waterhouse, to The Roadhouse recently. She told the...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 20:18