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.


751 Pieces

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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.

  • 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 ...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2019
  • Length: 18:12
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
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Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution by reducing single-use plastic wa...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 13:18
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Industrial design students at Iowa State University just spent two weeks off-grid in the American Southwest, with the goal of learning firsthand wh...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 20:30
Caption: Nate Cannon, Credit: www.runningrewired.com
Noted Minnesota author, speaker, and trans activist Nate Cannon was recently in Grand Marais. He spoke at the library as part of the community Gay...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 17:27
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Jared Munch is currently on the trip of a lifetime, stand-up paddleboarding from Duluth to the Arctic Ocean. His trip took him through Grand Marai...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 24:38
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Project Bike is a Minnesota-wide bicycle tour with visual artists and their studios setting the destinations. For the past four years, creative lea...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 18:07
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It’s a Roadhouse tradition to find out about all the new foods the Minnesota State Fair offers each summer. Julie chats with Nikki Hines from the ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 06:50
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Colleen Myhre returns for a live music session on The Roadhouse. She also chats with Dave about her upcoming summer plans.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:28
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This weekend is North House Folk School’s wooden boat show, and the weekend's featured speaker, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks, joined Brian ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 14:37
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Minnesota Sea Grant, National Park Service, and Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are offering three two-day overnight camp experiences ...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 11:31