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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Did you know there are actually science-based ways to maximize your fun? With our current deep freeze, we thought it would be a good time to check...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 14:43
Caption: PHO
Joe Paris s the guitarist for the funk band PHO. He called into The Roadhouse just ahead of the group's performance at the recent Lake Effect Musi...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 30:32
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The Thunder Bay Literacy Group has been working for 26 years to improve literacy in the community. Their big annual event, a Scrabble tournament i...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 09:54
Caption: 2019 Lunar Eclipse, Credit: Chance Kafka via Flickr
Bob King, the author of the Astro Bob blog, joined The Roadhouse just before what he called one of the biggest astronomical events of the year, the...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 23:24
Caption: Eric Frost and friends
Eric Frost and friends stopped by The Roadhouse before a recent gig at Wunderbar. Joining Eric was Travis Wickwire on bass, Jim Elverhoy on harmoni...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 26:10
Caption: NASA Watching Harvey from Satellites and the International Space Station, Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ Flickr
Climate change is having a big public health impact, and public health departments are on the front lines. Freelance science journalist Dave Levit...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2019
  • Length: 16:08
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You may have heard of hyperloop technology—a super fast type of transportation that will move people through vacuum tubes at speeds up to 750 miles...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 19:49
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We all know someone who’s vowed to quit smoking in the new year. Quitting is great for your health, yet one side effect can be weight gain. How ca...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 09:40
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The Grand Marais Public Library has many events planned for this winter, including their Winter Wednesday and Friday Night Reels series. To help b...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 21:18
Caption: Tony Haedt and Cindy Sue of Dram Shop Country in Studio A
Dram Shop stopped by The Roadhouse to perform some country music for us. The Dram Shop Duo consists of Tony Haedt (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 33:33
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2019 is here, and many of us resolve to do various things when the new year comes around. We wanted to know how to give ourselves the best chance ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 17:05
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A pack of wolves living near Voyageurs National Park was recently caught on video hunting freshwater fish— something that has not been documented b...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 20:58
Caption: Russell DuFresne and Mark Soderlind
Twin Cities musician Russell DuFresne was in town before the Christmas holiday to present "A Very Petty Christmas", a show featuring the music of T...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 20:37
Caption: Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo
Outdoors writer Sam Cook retired this year from the Duluth News Tribune after 38 years (though he still contributes a weekly general column). He jo...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 17:16
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Sometimes the holiday season can feel more stressful than fun. Barbara Burns Churchill, a Master Certified Executive Coach stopped by The Roadhous...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 19:48
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Caption: Gichi Bitobig
Have you ever been curious about the early history of Grand Marais? Wondered about the Scandinavian fishermen on the North Shore, or maybe even ju...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 20:34
Caption: Jim McGowan
Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by Studio A to chat with hosts Dave and Julie and play some tunes, including a couple holiday songs.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 32:16
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The ski film "Hoji" tells the story of 35-year-old Canadian skier Eric 'Hoji' Hjorleifson, and has been in the making for 14 years. Minnesota nati...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 17:50
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The University of Minnesota Press is out with a mouth-watering new guide, “The Great Minnesota Cookie Book,” that offers recipes, pictures, and bak...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2018
  • Length: 15:46
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us try to think of different things we are grateful for. To learn more about gratitude, Roadhouse hos...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 12:09