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.


838 Pieces

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've been thinking about the concept of common good versus individual good and wanted to learn more.

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 16:40
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Duluth has been suggested as a place that will withstand the challenges of climate change…yet it’s been having its share of climate-related issues.

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 11:46
Caption: Jim McGowan at Mojo Solo in St. Paul, Credit: David Matenaer
Jim McGowan is a regular Roadhouse guest, but this performance from Jim was different. Jim joined Ann and Will to chat a perform a few songs from ...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 38:05
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It's been a stressful few months. When we're feeling scared and angry, we may take it out on others in a number of ways, including online through ...

  • Added: May 27, 2020
  • Length: 15:05
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Musicians Rich Mattson and Germaine Gemberling joined Ann and Will live from their home and studios in Sparta, Minnesota.

  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 33:05
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This spring, Minnesotans are reading "Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo for the One Book One Minnesota book club. Currently celebrating its ...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 14:11
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During this stay-at-home time, many people are sitting around more and being less physically active in general. How does this affect our health, an...

  • Added: May 08, 2020
  • Length: 12:14
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Dave and Amy Freeman have spent much of their married life traveling the world's wildest places - including a year in the Boundary Waters.

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 14:50
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So many things have been changing in the past weeks, and among them is that dog owners are spending more time home with their dogs

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 11:31
Caption: Bump Blomberg
Bump Blomberg joined Will and Ann on The Roadhouse to make history, the first virtual performance! The performance took place on the air, as well ...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 35:51
Caption: Matthew Ecklund
Matthew Ecklund is the captain of the Hjordis at North House Folk School, and has built a long and interesting career combining sailing expertise a...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 21:05
Caption: Purple Finch, Credit: Dennis Chick
Bob Janssen is one of Minnesota’s top birding experts. He has been leader of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union and consults for the Minnesota DNR...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 16:57
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During this stressful time, we've had some requests for advice on staying calm and reducing anxiety. Ann reached out to Dr. Sarah Metz, Assistant ...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 12:20
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Goat grazing is gaining popularity as a way to help remove invasive species. However, there are concerns that goats may actually be spreading the i...

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 12:50
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Mark Seeley is a longtime climatologist and commentator on MPR. Ann chats with Mark about spring weather.

  • Added: May 02, 2020
  • Length: 11:06
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The 2020 Great Lakes commercial shipping season opened last week, and we wondered how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting it. Will chatted with Jay...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2020
  • Length: 09:53
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Community leader Bill Hansen has been on a Peace Corps stint in Uganda. Recently due to COVID-19, Peace Corps made the unprecedented move to evacu...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2020
  • Length: 23:17
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We might be stuck at home, but if we have a personal computer we might be able to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2020
  • Length: 07:03
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New research from a team in Minnesota has shed light on the importance of environmental factors in the Minnesota moose population decline.

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Apr 05, 2020
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Many of us are staying home or working from home due to coronavirus. That has a big impact on our mental health.

Bought by KSRQ and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 05, 2020
  • Length: 08:22
  • Purchases: 2