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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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
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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
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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
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WTIP's Dick Swanson chatted recently with Dr. Mary Doheny, clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University in Chicago, abo...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2013
  • Length: 16:40
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Michael Schumacher, author of 12 books on Great Lakes shipwrecks and lighthouses, joined WTIP's Dick Swanson recently to discuss his latest, "Novem...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2013
  • Length: 21:50
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WTIP's Buck Benson spoke recently with Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News reporter and author of "Pilgrim's Wilderness." Billed as "Into the Wild mee...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2013
  • Length: 21:44
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Chicago filmmaker George Desort spend a total of 80 nights on Isle Royale NP in 2011, traveling solo with his camera equipment, food & gear in his ...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 21:34
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It's the time of year to check in with the experts at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line. Home economist Alice Coffey joined WTIP's Dick Swanson recen...

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 19:54
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Rick Brooks is co-founder & program director of the nonprofit organization Little Free Library. Little Free Libraries are small buildings, sort of ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 17:43
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The didgeridoo is a wind instrument that originated with indigenous Australians, and it's still in widespread use both in Australia and all over th...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 32:48
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Nov. 10 was the 38th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, with all 29 lives aboard lost. Frederick Stonehouse, maritime historian a...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 21:17
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Did you know there are 30 million deer in America today, 100 times more than a century ago? On the eve of the Minnesota deer opener, WTIP's Buckley...

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  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 20:37
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WTIP's Dick Swanson checked in with Jason Zabokrtsky of Ely, who just finished an overland adventure from Atikokan to Ely, 90 miles or so of bushwh...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 22:36
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Football and concussions have been in the news more and more lately. Dr. Andrew Peterson of the U of Iowa Sports Medicine department joined WTIP's ...

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 17:05
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WTIP's Buck Benson spoke recently with Prof. John Smol of Queen's University in Ontario about his work in paleolimnology, or the study of lake sedi...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 18:56
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Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar of the University of Toronto was recently named by Canadian Geographic as someone making a significant difference in Ca...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • Length: 18:09
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Daniel Alvarez, a former corporate lawyer, started kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West in June 2012. He liked it so much that when he arrived...

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  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • Length: 21:22
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted with Grand Marais polar explorer Lonnie Dupre about his new film, "Cold Love," an exploration of the beauty of the world...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: 17:12
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Sarah Outen, a young British adventurer, is circling the globe by herself under her own power. She calls her expedition London 2 London Via the Wo...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: 21:10