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.


767 Pieces

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In the wake of the Navy Yard shootings in Washington, D.C., WTIP's Buck Benson spoke with Rich Harwood, founder and president of the D.C.-based Har...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 19:15
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with Marc Abrahams of Improbable Research, which publishes a magazine and awards the IgNobel Prizes for researc...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2013
  • Length: 16:50
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Boundary Waters lover Barry Johnson has put together a book of essays about his favorite place, the "BWCA Reader." Several dozen stories from diffe...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2013
  • Length: 14:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Ky Dickens has made a powerful new film, "Sole Survivor," which documents the struggles of people who were the only ones to survive deadly plane cr...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 17:27
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WTIP's Dick Swanson spoke recently with Mel Duncan, co-founder and director of advocacy & research of Nonviolent Peaceforce. Their mission is to to...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
  • Length: 17:37
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WTIP's Buck Benson welcomed retired teacher Tim McDonnell to Studio A recently to chat about his memoir, "The Whole Forest for a Backyard: A Gunfli...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 20:10
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WTIP's Dick Swanson talked recently with Dr. Marlene Zuk, professor of ecology, evolution & behavior at the U of Minn., about her recent book, "Pal...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 23:07
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WTIP's Dick Swanson chatted recently with L.A. film director Tino Struckmann, who will be shooting an action film (working title: "Sdanka's War") o...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2013
  • Length: 19:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Aug. 28 is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic "I Have a...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2013
  • Length: 20:35
  • Purchases: 2
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WTIP's Dick Swanson spoke recently with Dr. Yi-Yuan Tang, director of Texas Tech's Neuroimaging Institute, about new research showing that practici...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2013
  • Length: 19:07
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Prof. Joe Redden of the U of MN Carlson School of Management joined WTIP's Buck Benson recently to talk about a study he co-authored showing that t...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2013
  • Length: 14:43
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Nashville songwriter Jerry Vandiver joined WTIP's Dick Swanson & Ann Possis recently to chat about his work and share his delightful music. His son...

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  • Added: Aug 14, 2013
  • Length: 40:06
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WTIP's Ann Possis spoke recently with Evan Chinoy, a grad student at the U of Colorado-Boulder, who does most of his work in their Sleep & Chronobi...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2013
  • Length: 12:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Naya Arbiter, vice president of the Amity Foundation, a nonprofit that provides drug treatment services, and Sarah Gordon, HIV counseling coordinat...

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 20:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Fingerstyle blues guitarist Gordon Thorne of Finland, Minn., stopped by WTIP's The Roadhouse recently to chat and laugh with Buck Benson & Dick Swa...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 39:36
  • Purchases: 1
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Dick Swanson spoke recently with Shawn Perich, publisher of North Shore Highway 61, about the "Grand Marais renaissance" he se...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 22:22
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Dr. Jeremy Bassis, assistant professor of atmospheric, oceanic & space sciences at the Univeristy of Michigan, joined WTIP's Dick Swanson recently ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 17:53
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WTIP's Buck Benson & Ann Possis recently welcomed the EverGreen Grass Band to Studio A. The four-piece group (banjo, mandolin, guitar & bass guitar...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
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WTIP's Buck Benson chatted recently with Emma Tufts, mother of Bobby Tufts, the 4-year-old mayor of Dorset, Minn. Although he can't fix traffic ti...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2013
  • Length: 11:26
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Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, shares his ideas about the recent trend toward very short, intense wor...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2013
  • Length: 14:42
  • Purchases: 1