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.


641 Pieces

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Caption: Charles L. Matsch GeoDome Theater, Credit: Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium
Cook County is one of the darkest spots in the country, making it a perfect place to look at the sky. The Dark Sky Caravan, a mobile planetarium, i...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 16:58
Caption: Slider Flights - One of the new foods at the 2018 State Fair. , Credit: Minnesota State Fair
The 2018 Minnesota State Fair is just around the corner and it’s a Roadhouse tradition to find out about all the new foods they’re offering. Roadho...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 20:48
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The Thunderheads made a return stop to The Roadhouse while they were recently in Grand Marais for a couple gigs.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 28:43
Caption: Grand Marais Public Library. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
The Grand Marais Public Library received a gift of 16 cloth bags recently from the local Fiber Arts Guild, for use by patrons in carrying their boo...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 09:16
Caption: Grand Marais Harbor
The 2018 International Yacht Race began in Grand Marais on Saturday, August 4. The course is 77 miles long beginning right in front of the Grand M...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 16:35
Caption: Amy Grillo and Gene Lafond
Local artists Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo recently made a return trip to The Roadhouse with another great performance. The duo also spoke with host...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 36:36
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Layne Kennedy is a world-class photographer whose work appears in places like Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure, and Outside magazines, ju...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 15:33
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Musician Mary Bue recently stopped by The Roadhouse on her way up the North Shore for a gig at the Wunderbar. She brought in her ukelele and guit...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 30:33
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After his father died, 17-year-old Jack Blackwell joined his grandfather, Alec Boostrom, on his trapline here in northern Minnesota's canoe country...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 32:06
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Grand Marais, Minnesota based Arctic adventurer Lonnie Dupre recently stopped by The Roadhouse to talk with Jay about his recently released book, "...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 21:51
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Christina Macgillivray is an international film and online video producer who works all over the world. She also has a special Cook County connecti...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 11:45
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Folksinger, folklore scholar, and former president of the American Folklore Society Ellen Stekert joined The Roadhouse to share some stories from f...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
  • Length: 16:19
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The Bell Museum, Minnesota’s official natural history museum, was founded in 1872. They’ve just spent three years building a new, state of the art ...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
  • Length: 14:33
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Twin Cities-based bluegrass band The Thirsty River returned to WTIP to play on The Roadhouse. They played a number of original tunes and talked abo...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
  • Length: 27:53
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Regular Roadhouse guest Jim McGowan stopped by The Roadhouse ahead of a couple gigs in Cook County, including one at the upcoming Hovland Arts Fest...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 44:15
Caption: Ebooks Minnesota
Ebooks Minnesota is a free online book collection available to all Minnesotans within the state. In its third year, more and more folks are using t...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 13:35
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Breanne Marie & The Front Porch Sinners recently made their first trip to Grand Marais to play a gig at the Wunderbar. But, before they played the...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 30:16
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Graphene is a sheet of carbon atoms that is light, flexible, stronger than steel and a better conductor of electricity than copper. It's still in t...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 20:25
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Nationally-recognized trans activist Ellie Krug spoke at the Grand Marais Public Library June 23 as a part of the second annual Grand Marais Gay Pr...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 15:36
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sPARKit! is a project sponsored by Springboard for the Arts in the Twin Cities. The “sPARKit” mobile trailer invites the public to come, play games...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 14:44