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.


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Jerry Vandiver (guitar), Caitlin Evanson (fiddle), and Jay Gustafson (harmonica) joined Ann and Will for another outside performance on the air.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 54:28
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Scientists are watching out for algae blooms on Lake Superior…it’s warm enough this summer for them to happen.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 15:27
Caption: Photo from: danceatticmusic.com
Dance Attic is a duo from Duluth, MN featuring Suzi Ludwig (accordion, vocals) and Jimi Cooper guitar (guitar, ukulele, vocals). They joined Will a...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 39:13
Caption: Photo courtesy Bill Hansen
Community member Bill Hansen was in the middle of a Peace Corps stint in Uganda when the pandemic hit and he had to return home.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 18:56
Caption: Grand Marais trash receptacle, art and photo by Sam Zimmerman
Sam Zimmerman is an artist who lives in Duluth, with roots in the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. He was recently commissioned to do ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2020
  • Length: 09:47
Caption: Kevin Buck, Credit: Will Moore
Duluth guitarist Kevin Buck joined Ann and Will on Roadhouse for a live performance.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 37:38
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You may have seen photos on social media recently of Comet NEOWISE. Will chatted with "Astro Bob" blogger Bob King about the NEOWISE and when we c...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 11:03
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With the focus on washing our hands frequently over the past months, we wondered why and how does soap work?

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 10:52
Caption: Jeremy Messersmith performs outside WTIP for hosts Ann and Will.
Minnesota musician Jeremy Messersmith joined Ann and Will for a socially distant performance right outside the WTIP studios.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 37:13
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Comedy can play an important role in challenging people to address critical social issues, says Lauren Feldman, an associate professor at Rutgers U...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2020
  • Length: 11:09
Caption: Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo.
It's been a different and strange summer - but people are still getting outdoors, in fact maybe more than ever before. Ann checked in with Sam Coo...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 09:29
Caption: Mary Bue performs in Studio A in June 2019
Twin Cities musician Mary Bue joined Ann and Will virtually to perform songs from her upcoming album The World is Your Lover.

  • Added: Jul 24, 2020
  • Length: 34:54
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Here’s some good news about how people are feeling during this pandemic—rather than lonelier, many people are reporting that they feel more support...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 14:12
Caption: Pete K in Studio A in 2018
Pete K joined Ann and Will to play a few songs and chat about what he's been up to recently.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 27:36
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COVID-19 is changing literally everything in our world, including our towns and cities.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 19:08
Caption: Photo from University of Minnesota Press
Newton Winchell was hired in the 1870s to map Minnesota’s geology, by canoe, horse, and train, in just 20 years.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 18:15
Caption: Photo from jerryvandiver.com
Nashville songwriter & musician Jerry Vandiver joined fiddler Caitlin Evanson to perform on Roadhouse live from Nashville.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 41:12
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How do we bring people together when it seems society gets more divided by each passing day?

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 19:20
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Bob King of "Astro Bob" blog fame joined Will on the night of June's full moon, known as the "Strawberry Moon." They discussed all things happening...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 17:22
Caption: Clive Wynne, ASU professor of psychology, holding a puppy, Credit: Deanna Dent/ASU
Everybody knows the story of Lassie…is it just a story or is there some truth to it? Would YOUR dog rescue you if you were in trouble?

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 13:09