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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Musician & songwriter Leah Thomas is well-known for her distinctive voice, killer accordion and clever lyrics, and has played with and fronted many...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 25:28
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We all know someone who's fallen and injured themselves on the ice...maybe it's happened to you, too. Older people are especially vulnerable. Jessi...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 14:35
Caption: Briand Morrison in Studio A
Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison stopped by The Roadhouse on his way to a gig at Bluefin Bay in Tofte. He shared his smooth jazz music, as well as so...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 32:56
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Shane Loeffler is a grad student in the Earth Science department at the U of MN, as well as a Finland, Minn. native. He recently came up with a mob...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 14:43
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By studying wild rice in lakes and streams, a team of researchers led by the U of MN has discovered harmful effects of sulfate in waterways, on wil...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 21:40
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A few of our favorite musical guests, Rich Mattson & the Northstars, stopped by WTIP's Studio A to share some cosmic folk and chat about what they'...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 38:11
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Sean Sherman is an Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. His new cookbook, "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen," shares award-winning ...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 17:12
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Offshore wind projects on the Great Lakes have been discussed for years, and the first one will likely happen soon, on Lake Erie. Andy Balaskovitz,...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 17:08
Caption: Jim McGowan
One of The Roadhouse's favorite musical guests, Jim McGowan, stopped by Studio A for the last show of 2017. He shared delightful music to start you...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 34:28
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It's that time of year when many of us plan to eat better, exercise more, lose weight, watch TV less...the list goes on. Prof. Chris Wharton of Ari...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 22:09
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Gail Francis is an author and outdoor enthusiast based in Duluth. Her book, "Bliss(ters): How I Walked From Mexico to Canada One Summer," chronicl...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2018
  • Length: 20:40
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The Celtic-Americana duo SisterTree made their Roadhouse debut. Listen for beautiful harmonies from Dee Brust (guitar & vocals) and Kerri Joy (fidd...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 31:58
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Winter is here and that means salt on our roads. Where does all that salt go? WTIP's Jay Andersen chatted with science and nature writer Greg Brein...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2017
  • Length: 15:24
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Judge Miles Lord was a unique man who went from modest roots on the Iron Range to being one of the most colorful and prominent judges in the countr...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2017
  • Length: 13:56
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North Shore favorites Gordon Thorne (guitar) and Chris Gillis (cornet, scratchboard) stopped by Studio A to chat and play great music, including C...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 32:04
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Eric Weicht is a former Cook County resident known for adventuring on bodies of water. He chats here with Will Moore about his most recent trip--ca...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 22:01
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People living close to the land in Canada's boreal forest are experiencing climate change in ways that directly impact their lives. Kelsey Jones-Ca...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 15:59
Caption: Space Monkey Mafia in Studio A
Twin Cities band Space Monkey Mafia made their Roadhouse debut recently, playing a great mix of music influenced by ska, punk, rock, pop, blues and...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 33:35
Caption: Consider replacing some toys with activities
You've seen it before...too many toys for kids at holiday time can result in overstimulation and tantrums. Dr. Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2017
  • Length: 31:08
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Engineering students at the U of MN took a classic science experiment a bit further to win a $25,000 prize and a spot in the Guinness Book of World...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2017
  • Length: 10:22