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.


760 Pieces

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Northeastern Minnesota is one of the darkest places in the world, making it great for nighttime sky viewing. Voyageurs National Park is applying f...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 16:25
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The Dang Ol’ Tri’ole is a 5 person bohemian folk group from the Twin Cities. They joined Dave and Brian on The Roadhouse to perform some of their ...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 37:30
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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is in need of more people to collect seeds for their tree nurseries. Kristina Somes, Minnesota DNR nu...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 19:56
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The Thunderheads returned to The Roadhouse to play some original and some cover tunes. They also chatted with Dave and Brian about the latest ende...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 30:37
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Scientists in a research facility in northwestern Ontario are deliberately polluting lakes to learn what happens to the ecosystem and then figure o...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 19:56
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Every season offers opportunities to indulge in sweet treats. But what if you’re trying to get healthy by shutting down the sugar in your diet? Dav...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 14:09
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Freelance Valet is a new group made up of Terry V from the Big Wu and Mitch Johnson from Kind Country. They joined Dave and Julie on The Roadhouse...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 37:10
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Gardens are growing, harvest season is coming up…and we could all use a few new ideas for more sustainable, healthy food. Susannah Shmurak, a freel...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 14:21
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Brian and Ann welcomed Rhoda Anderson Habedank back to WTIP, this time for her Roadhouse debut. Rhoda talked about what inspires her music, and of...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 39:01
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Alex Kotlowitz is a writer, author, and movie and radio producer. He joined The Roadhouse to talk with Brian about a number of topics, from his ne...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2019
  • Length: 15:57
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The 90th annual Fisherman's Picnic was this past weekend. To celebrate, we invited local historian Dan Helmerson on The Roadhouse to chat with us ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 17:12
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Musical duo Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo joined The Roadhouse on a recent stormy night to play some tunes, including one brand new song.

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 23:54
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Twins Cities-based nonprofit Urban Boatbuilders works with youth to help them learn craftsmanship as well as important social skills through buildi...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 16:17
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Photographer Layne Kennedy recently taught a nature photography class right at North House. Layne joined The Roadhouse and spoke with host Brian a...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 19:08
Caption: Bill's classmates Sam Sigal and Carley Streeter. Submitted photo.
Cook County community member Bill Hansen is currently in his second month of a 27-month stint in Uganda with the Peace Corps.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 25:38
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This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew launch. The Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum, is observing t...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 13:43
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Food production is a significant part of carbon emissions and thus climate change. A recent study examined real-world diets of thousands of people ...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 18:12
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Caption: Pruned white pine saplings., Credit: Eli Sagor via Flickr and Creative Commons(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/).
When you think of northeastern Minnesota, you think of lakes…and trees. The Nature Conservancy has planted over 400,000 trees in northeastern Minne...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 10:32
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While we’re having fun at the lake this summer, it’s also good to be aware of ticks and how to avoid getting bitten by one and maybe getting sick f...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2019
  • Length: 11:39
Caption: Jim McGowan in Studio A, Credit: Brian Neil
Jim McGowan joins Dave and Brian on The Roadhouse to play a few songs and chat about Fourth of July traditions.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 40:00