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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With this summer’s severe drought, fire danger, and the frequent haze and smoke from nearby wildfires, we were intrigued to learn that someone has ...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2021
  • Length: 16:24
Caption: For the Love of Cod
Norway and other Scandinavian countries often rank the highest in happiness surveys, but why is that? Author Eric Dregni attempts to answer that q...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2021
  • Length: 19:23
Caption: Jim McGowan in Studio A. Photo by Brian Neil.
Roadhouse regular Jim McGowan joined us in the studio to play a few songs and chat with Brian and Dave.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2021
  • Length: 31:59
Caption: Kenna Rose. WTIP file photo by Will Moore.
Cook County musician Kenna Rose joined Dave and Julie for a live in-studio performance.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2021
  • Length: 40:32
Caption: Rich Lewis Band
The Rich Lewis Band hails from the Twin Cities and combines rock, blues, R&B, and soul into their eclectic sound. Lewis and several of the other m...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2021
  • Length: 41:05
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The Josh Cleveland Band joined the Roadhouse crew for an outdoor performance during our Rock Steady membership drive.

  • Added: Jul 18, 2021
  • Length: 32:10
Caption: Photo by Rhonda Silence
During our Rock Steady membership drive, we thought we’d look into the topic of stacking rocks, or making cairns. Kurt Mead, interpretive naturalis...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2021
  • Length: 08:22
Caption: Sashimi tuna tacos from Scenic 61 by New Scenic Café. Photo courtesy Minnesota State Fair.
After losing a year of the Minnesota State Fair to COVID, the fair is on track to open again this summer as usual. And of course, that means…new fo...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2021
  • Length: 13:08
Caption: Pete K in Studio A in 2018
Favorite local musician Pete K joined The Roadhouse for our first live in-studio music session in more than a year! You can learn more about Pete's...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2021
  • Length: 36:30
Caption: Lake Superior waves. Photo by Joe Friedrichs.
Mark Seeley is a longtime climatologist and commentator on MPR. He joined Brian on The Roadhouse to talk about the drought conditions across Minnes...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2021
  • Length: 16:38
Caption: Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo.
It’s summer, and that means it’s time to check in with one of our longtime guests, Sam Cook. Sam is a retired outdoors writer for the Duluth News ...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2021
  • Length: 19:54
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As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, vaccination rates have slowed down. There are some people who are hesitant to get the vaccine. Dr. Louis Man...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2021
  • Length: 20:03
Caption: Photo from North House Folk School / Facebook
Sergey Sinelnik and his twin brother Alexander have traveled and explored all over the world. From 2017 to 2020 they sailed over 12,000 miles and l...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2021
  • Length: 26:17
Caption: Duluth wind tower lift photo by Bob Welton
Now that it’s June and the Great Lakes shipping season is in full swing, we thought we’d check in with Jayson Hron of the Duluth Seaway Port Author...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2021
  • Length: 20:31
Caption: Photo by Bryan Hansel.
Local photographer and outdoor educator Bryan Hansel recently completed a canoe expedition following an old route taken in 1879 by state geologist ...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2021
  • Length: 14:49
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Recently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the new US Climate Normals for 1991 to 2020. Dave was joined by Josh ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2021
  • Length: 18:41
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We all know our dogs and cats have been pretty happy to have us at home during this last year. And they might feel anxious as their people go back ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2021
  • Length: 01:40
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A new exhibit has opened at the Minnesota History Center about Minnesota author Sinclair Lewis—the first American to win the Nobel prize in literat...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2021
  • Length: 15:10
Caption: Photo by Kevin Baird/Flickr (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0)
There's going to be a sunrise solar eclipse on Thursday, June 10, and viewers in Grand Marais will see an excellent partial eclipse. Bob King, auth...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 19:25
Caption: Photo courtesy Buck Benson
A new exhibit has opened at the Minnesota History Center about Minnesota author Sinclair Lewis—the first American to win the Nobel prize in literat...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2021
  • Length: 15:10