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.


796 Pieces

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Mary Bue, Duluth singer/songwriter, visited WTIP in Grand Marais with her keyboard to chat and play original songs on The Roadhouse. She was joined...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 23:09
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Buck Benson & Dave Seaton of WTIP welcomed local musician Barbara Jean to Studio A Sept. 28, fresh from her Mountain Stage performance and release ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 31:37
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Jody Allen Crowe, longtime educator and founder of Healthy Brains for Children, joined Buck Benson of WTIP recently to talk about the prevalence of...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2012
  • Length: 20:58
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Laura Erickson, producer of the radio spot "For the Birds," and Betsy Bowen, woodcut printmaker and painter, joined WTIP's Bob Carter Sept. 21 to t...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 19:28
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Dr. Timothy Lineberry, Mayo Clinic psychiatrist & suicide expert for the Army, spoke recently with WTIP's Bob Carter about the alarming increase in...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 17:07
Caption: Brad Herried capturing Google Street View imagery at the South Pole November 2011., Credit: courtesy Polar Geospatial Center
Brad Herried, cartographer & web developer at the U of MN Polar Geospatial Center, chatted with Buck Benson of WTIP recently about a new joint proj...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2012
  • Length: 14:41
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Educator David Marshak visited with WTIP's Bob Carter Aug. 31 and makes a compelling argument for keeping kids with the same teacher longer than on...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2012
  • Length: 19:41
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Dealing effectively with the threat posed by terrorism is the defining issue confronting the American military, the Department of Homeland Security...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2012
  • Length: 18:02
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Playing for Change co-founder and Grammy award winning sound engineer Mark Johnson talks about the project he created to connect people all over th...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2012
  • Length: 19:58
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MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner visited Grand Marais, Minn., recently, stopping by the WTIP studios to talk with The Roadhouse host Buck Benson abou...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2012
  • Length: 26:49
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently released a report on the growing domestic use of unmanned aircraft for surveillance. Chuck Samue...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2012
  • Length: 27:44
Caption: 1954 Aerocar, Credit: courtesy Golden Wings Museum
Greg Herrick, president of the Aviation Foundation of America and aviation buff, is the proud owner of a rare 1954 Aerocar (yes, a car with wings)...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 23:15
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WTIP's Bob Carter chatted recently with Michael Perry, Wisconsin author and humorist, about his latest book, "Visiting Tom." In it, Perry shares st...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 20:56
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The U of MN Tourism Center conducted a study recently to look at how travel among households with school-aged children is affected when school star...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 14:52
Caption: taraibune (Japanese tub boat), Credit: courtesy www.douglasbrooksboatbuilding.com
Vermont boat builder Douglas Brooks has spent years studying and apprenticing in Japan to learn the art of traditional Japanese boat building. He v...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 14:14
Caption: Leah Thomas with the Splinters
June is National Accordion Awareness Month...who knew? Grand Marais accordionist and singer Leah Thomas stopped by WTIP's The Roadhouse June 22 to ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2012
  • Length: 18:55