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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The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project is an organization of undergraduate engineering students who research, design and construct a sol...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 16:58
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"By Way of Water: Our History with Lake Superior" is a new exhibit at the Cook County Historical Museum in Grand Marais. It shares tories of how t...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2014
  • Length: 24:28
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Ann Possis welcomed local singer-songwriter Maria Nickolay to Studio A recently for fun conversation about her musical influen...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 30:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Buck Benson, right, prepares to ride zipline, Credit: Chris Polydoroff
WTIP's The Roadhouse producer Ann Possis turned the tables on host Buck Benson to learn about his upcoming adventure in the Andes, biking from the ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 17:43
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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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WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson welcomed Staci Stringer (vocals) & Ryan Cihlar (vocals & ukulele), the duo known as Cherry Dirt, to the studio re...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 33:32
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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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
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Twin Cities band The Wrong Omar joined Buck & Dick recently for great music, fun conversation, and general hilarity.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 31:18
  • Purchases: 1
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One of WTIP's favorite Roadhouse guests, Bob King (aka Astrobob), joined Dick Swanson to catch up on what's new in the sky and how best to see it.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 18:58
  • Purchases: 1
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How do you feed a six-person crew on a three-year mission to Mars? WTIP's Buck Benson spoke recently with Dr. Grace Douglas, project scientist on A...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 14:55
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WTIP's Buck Benson and Dick Swanson welcomed Twin Cities singer Annie Mack to The Roadhouse recently. Her music mixes gospel, blues, roots, country...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: 35:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Hedstrom Lumber Company of Grand Marais is celebrating its 100th year in business. Jim Boyd has written a wonderful history of this resilient compa...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
  • Length: 20:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Duluth bluegrass band Tin Can Gin made their Roadhouse debut recently on WTIP playing great tunes and telling the stories behind them. The band fea...

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  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 34:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Biochemist and entomologist Dr. Aaron Dossey is the founder/owner of All Things Bugs, a Georgia company dedicated to insect-based applications incl...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 22:07
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Dennis Larson has a great job..he's the guy who gets to choose the new foods offered each year at the Minnesota State Fair. With 300 to 400 applica...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2014
  • Length: 14:00
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Dan Blessing and his canoe partner Mark Vangrinsven paddled nearly 4,000 miles from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean in a birch bark canoe they b...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 14:35
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1999, Julie Buckles and her new husband built a wood and canvas canoe and set off on a 1,700-mile canoe honeymoon on the Voyageur Highway from L...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 16:06
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Lutsen writer Andy Keith paddled downstream through the three different watersheds that originate in northern Minnesota, eventually reaching the Gu...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2014
  • Length: 12:41
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Minnesota bluesman Bob Bingham joined WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson in Studio A recently to celebrate 50 years in the music business as well as...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2014
  • Length: 36:52
  • Purchases: 1