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.


613 Pieces

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Robert Hunter is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and author. He recently stopped by The Roadhouse to chat with hosts Dave and Jay about his j...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 30:02
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It's the time of year when ticks have returned. Reports show that there's more possibility than ever of getting sick from tick bites. Jonathan Ol...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 18:42
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Author Cary Griffith recently stopped by The Roadhouse and spoke with WTIP's Jay Andersen about his recently published book Gunflint Burning. The ...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 23:58
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Chris Gillis recently stopped by The Roadhouse and brought his keyboard into Studio A to perform a few songs. Gillis also chatted with hosts Jay a...

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 33:46
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MN Sea Grant has been holding a series of focus group meetings to support the development of a green infrastructure guide to stormwater management ...

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 19:03
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Bob King, author of the Astro Bob blog in the Duluth News-Tribune, is a regular guest on The Roadhouse, King recently wrote a new book, "Wonders of...

  • Added: May 16, 2018
  • Length: 22:57
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Pushing Chain, the duo of Boyd Blomberg (guitar and vocals) and Adam Moe (fiddle and vocals) have an Americana roots sound. They stopped by The Ro...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 41:05
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Bob O’Hara is a member of the Explorers Club of New York and the Midwest Mountaineering’s Minnesota Explorers Hall of Fame. A longtime canoeist, Bo...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 16:26
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Madeline Ostrander is a freelance journalist based in Seattle, Washington Madeline focuses on writing about the environment, energy, and science,...

  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 17:43
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The northern Wisconsin band The Saints of Circumstance stopped by The Roadhouse to play their unique blend of music they call "Granolacana", a mix ...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 38:19
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The Plucked Up String Band recently released their debut album, "Rooftop to Floor" They stopped by The Roadhouse to celebrate the release, chat wit...

  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 33:15
Caption: Tom Ogren, Credit: Allergy-Free Gardening
Thomas Ogren is an allergy researcher and horticulturist​ and he recently stopped by The Roadhouse and spoke with Dave about what we can do to make...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 21:01
  • Purchases: 2
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"Border Country" covers eight canoe adventures taken by Howard Greene and others between 1906 and 1916. Greene wrote about the trips with great de...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 21:20
  • Purchases: 1
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Lisa Peterson with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota recently stopped by The Roadhouse and opened up to Tom about her journey with epilepsy, as ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 10:35
Caption: Dave and Amy Freeman
Explorers Dave and Amy Freeman will be traveling over 2,000 miles and across nine states during their "Pedal to DC" They stopped by The Roadhouse ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 17:04
Caption: Siama, Credit: Dallas Johnson
Before a gig and a couple workshops here in Grand Marais, Siama and his Congo World Quartet stopped by The Roadhouse. The group features Siama, si...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 36:07
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Across the U. S., Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more. May offer lessons for the futu...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:28
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Don Schreiner is a Fisheries Specialist with Minnesota Sea Grant, and he recently stopped by The Roadhouse and he spoke with Matthew about Food-Fis...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:58
Caption: North Country Fair
All female band North Country Fair joined The Roadhouse in Studio A to play a few tunes and chat with hosts Dave and Tom.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 38:34
Caption: Sam and Matthew Miltich
Hosts Dave and Tom welcomed the Clearwater Hot Club Trio (Sam and Matthew Miltich, Briand Morrison) to The Roadhouse to play some great jazz music,...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 42:19