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.


796 Pieces

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Despite the common wisdom that people are fleeing rural areas for cities, most rural Minnesota counties are actually gaining mid-career residents a...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:21
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It’s Oktoberfest time, and that means beer. A beautiful new book about beer from our neighbor Wisconsin is just out from the University of Minnesot...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:54
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If YOU had to eat huge amounts of food a day to survive, you might think you’d eat anything in sight. But it turns out that moose are pickier than ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 19:01
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Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by the studios to join Julie and Dave and chat about what he's been up to, and of course, play a few tunes f...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 31:22
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The 29th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony took place on September 12 at Harvard University.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:33
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Mark Seeley is a longtime climatologist and commentator on MPR. He was recently in Grand Marais and stopped by the studios to talk with Dave about ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:04
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A Roadhouse record seven musicians join Brian and Dave in the studio. Both Space Monkey Mafia and Bozeman, Montana based duo Dash rocked out in th...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 32:02
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Last week was Celebrate the Night Sky Week organized by Starry Skies Lake Superior.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:23
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Bob King, perhaps better known as the Astro Bob blogger, joins us regularly to talk all things space. Bob chats with Dave about the autumnal equin...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:26
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Rootz Within is an "Island jam reggae fusion" band from Detroit Lakes. Two of the group's members, Jonah Bowe and Ryan Engberg joined Brian and Da...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 27:07
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Hovland adventurer Rob Torkildson has had many amazing adventures and experiences, and is about to set off on another one…traveling the world on a ...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 11:18
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Practicing mindfulness can be a great way to help manage stress. Sounds simple enough, but what exactly is practicing mindfulness? To find out, B...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 15:05
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Nashville singer-songwriter-fiddler-actress Caitlin Nicol-Thomas joined Dave and Julie on The Roadhouse to perform some of her music in the studio,...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 43:03
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The Moving Words series, a tour of Minnesota Book Award-winning authors, is coming to Grand Marais next weekend, Sept. 14. Featured authors include...

  • Added: Nov 11, 2019
  • Length: 20:07
Caption: The Federales on the Scenic Route in Sep. 2018
The Federales are a country-rock band from Minneapolis. While in Grand Marais for a weekend full of shows at the Gunflint Tavern, the group joined...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 37:34
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A recent study finds that acupressure can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. Dr. Suzanna Zick joined Annie on The Roadhouse to tell u...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 13:11
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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