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.


737 Pieces

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Jim McGowan stopped by the Roadhouse over St. Patrick's Day weekend. He spoke with hosts Dave and Ann about what his plans for the weekend were, a...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2019
  • Length: 40:24
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Minneapolis-based musician Billy Johnson made his Roadhouse debut this weekend in-between a number of gigs across the county. You can learn more a...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2019
  • Length: 34:50
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The Ann Bancroft Foundation, founded by the groundbreaking polar explorer, encourages girls to imagine something bigger. Over the last 21 years, th...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2019
  • Length: 17:11
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Karin Svarstad has been researching and working with wool for more than 40 years. She has her own cultural center and gallery on the West coast of ...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2019
  • Length: 11:58
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A poet with Cook County Connections was recently selected by The New York Times as having published one of the ten best poetry books of 2018. Mic...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2019
  • Length: 15:19
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A new documentary about the history and use of the Gunflint Trail and the Mesabi Trail will be screened before the film's TV premiere, right here i...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2019
  • Length: 13:19
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Folk duo Curtis and Loretta stopped by the Roadhouse back in October. They are Minnesota musicians who travel the country collecting people's stor...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2019
  • Length: 20:04
Caption: Bryan Hansel (Photo via Facebook)
Bryan Hansel is an award-winning professional landscape photographer and outdoor educator. He joined The Roadhouse and chatted with Julie about whe...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 16:18
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Craig Blacklock, one of the country’s most distinguished nature photographers, was recently in Grand Maraisteaching a class at the Art Colony. Whi...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 19:54
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Author Mary Ellen Ashcroft joined Julie on The Roadhouse to talk about her latest book.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 16:48
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Did you know there are actually science-based ways to maximize your fun? With our current deep freeze, we thought it would be a good time to check...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 14:43
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Joe Paris s the guitarist for the funk band PHO. He called into The Roadhouse just ahead of the group's performance at the recent Lake Effect Musi...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 30:32
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The Thunder Bay Literacy Group has been working for 26 years to improve literacy in the community. Their big annual event, a Scrabble tournament i...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 09:54
Caption: 2019 Lunar Eclipse, Credit: Chance Kafka via Flickr
Bob King, the author of the Astro Bob blog, joined The Roadhouse just before what he called one of the biggest astronomical events of the year, the...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 23:24
Caption: Eric Frost and friends
Eric Frost and friends stopped by The Roadhouse before a recent gig at Wunderbar. Joining Eric was Travis Wickwire on bass, Jim Elverhoy on harmoni...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 26:10
Caption: NASA Watching Harvey from Satellites and the International Space Station, Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ Flickr
Climate change is having a big public health impact, and public health departments are on the front lines. Freelance science journalist Dave Levit...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 16:08
  • Purchases: 2
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You may have heard of hyperloop technology—a super fast type of transportation that will move people through vacuum tubes at speeds up to 750 miles...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 19:49
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We all know someone who’s vowed to quit smoking in the new year. Quitting is great for your health, yet one side effect can be weight gain. How ca...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 09:40
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The Grand Marais Public Library has many events planned for this winter, including their Winter Wednesday and Friday Night Reels series. To help b...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 21:18
Caption: Tony Haedt and Cindy Sue of Dram Shop Country in Studio A
Dram Shop stopped by The Roadhouse to perform some country music for us. The Dram Shop Duo consists of Tony Haedt (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 33:33