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.


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Prof. Clem Pryke is a physics and astronomy professor and experimental cosmologist at the U of MN, and one of the principal investigators on the te...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 19:00
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson welcomed Hovland musician Maria Nickolay to Studio A recently. She's just back from five months in Ireland, Israe...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2014
  • Length: 32:27
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Ray Crowe, Bigfoot investigator and founder of the Western Bigfoot Society, joined WTIP's Buck Benson recently to talk about his research into Bigf...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2014
  • Length: 19:33
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WTIP's Dick Swanson & Buck Benson welcomed Inuit stone carver Looty Pijamini; Tom Chapman, president of Upper Canada Native Art; and Sivertson Gall...

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  • Added: Mar 18, 2014
  • Length: 20:57
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with outdoors editor of the Duluth News-Tribune, Sam Cook. They covered lots of ground including ice fishing, f...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 17:08
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WTIP's Deb Benedict spoke with community change expert Rich Harwood recently. Rich is president and founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Inn...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2014
  • Length: 11:42
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WTIP's Deb Benedict and Buck Benson welcomed blues master Gordon Thorne to Studio A recently during our "Spring Forward" membership drive for lots ...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 24:44
Caption: Lake Superior Ice, Credit: courtesy Don Davison
Meteorologist Dr. Mark Seeley joined WTIP's Buck Benson recently to talk about this challenging winter. He believes Minnesota has been at the very ...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2014
  • Length: 17:38
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Prof. Tom Stoffregen of the U of Minnesota led a study showing that using iPads & other mobile devices often make people feel sick. He joined WTIP'...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 20:31
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Prof. Samira Kawash has written a fascinating cultural history of candy: "Candy: A Century of Panic and Pleasure." WTIP's Dick Swanson spoke with h...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 20:52
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson welcomed steel guitar and dobro master Cal Hand, and his singer-songwriter daughter Amanda Hand, to The Roadhouse...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:10:08
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On Valentine's Day, WTIP's Buck Benson spoke with Dr. Daniel Duprez, an interventional cardiologist at the University of Minnesota, about a study j...

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 18:45
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North Shore musician Gordon Thorne joined WTIP's Dick Swanson and Ann Possis recently for fun conversation and wonderful blues guitar. Gordon is o...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2014
  • Length: 27:53
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Martha Beck is a life coach who helps people create their 'right life' through workshops, individual coaching, a website, and more. She chatted wit...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 56:54
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There's a major shortage of propane and other home heating fuels in Minnesota, causing prices to skyrocket. Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Ro...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 11:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Lucas Will & Natalie Jackson canoed 2,220 miles over four months on their Mississippi River adventure, Paddle in Hand, from the source of the Missi...

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2014
  • Length: 25:02
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Every year WTIP's The Roadhouse talks with the word-watchers over at Lake Superior State University in Marquette, Mich., about their words to be 'b...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 20:22
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Noah Horak, a 29-year-old electrical engineer from Tofte, Minn., quit his job, sold his stuff, and set off on a round-the-world adventure on a moto...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 22:14
  • Purchases: 3
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WTIP's Buck Benson spoke recently with bear researcher Ben Kilham, whose work has been compared to Jane Goodall's research on chimps, about what he...

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  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 25:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison & vocalist Roxann Berglund joined WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson in Studio A recently for a delightful session of...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2013
  • Length: 38:59
  • Purchases: 1