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.


789 Pieces

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Lutsen resident JD Lehr recently returned from hiking 1,600 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. He joined Brian on The Roadhouse to tell us why, and...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 14:35
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Blues guitarist Mark Joseph has just released a new album, “The Musician and the Muse.” He had a CD release event at the Gunflint Tavern on Nov. ...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 35:38
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David Huckfelt of The Pines recently released his first solo album, which grew out of time spent as an artist-in-residence at Isle Royale National ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 33:13
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The North Shore Readers and Writers Festival took place in Grand Marais this past weekend. Included among a number of public events was a panel di...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 16:40
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We just changed our clocks back to standard time last weekend. A growing number of scientists and other experts are urging the U.S. to not change ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 17:06
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We’ve all seen the many ‘green’ products available on the market today—from tote bags to reusable straws to clothing made of recycled plastic bottl...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 19:29
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Michael & Jennifer McLain & the Banjocats were a part of the North Shore Music Association's Bluegrass Masters Weekend this past weekend.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 38:04
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Rootz Within is an "Island jam reggae fusion" band from Detroit Lakes. While in Grand Marais for a couple of nights playing at the Gunflint Tavern...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 33:16
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Cook County community member Bill Hansen is currently in his fourth month of a 27-month stint in Uganda with the Peace Corps. Roadhouse Producer An...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 25:30
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Have you ever had the experience of talking about a product or place, then suddenly there are ads for it on your Facebook feed or in your email? Yo...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 15:59
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A project called “Shine On” at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking to create a blood test to detect a certain kin...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 19:58
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Easy Riders are a group from Peoria, Illinois playing rock and blues.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:24
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Garrett Conover, a well-known wilderness guide, author and photographer, has a new book just out: “Sauna Magic”. Garrett joined Dave on The Roadhou...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:32
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Despite the common wisdom that people are fleeing rural areas for cities, most rural Minnesota counties are actually gaining mid-career residents a...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:21
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It’s Oktoberfest time, and that means beer. A beautiful new book about beer from our neighbor Wisconsin is just out from the University of Minnesot...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 13:54
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If YOU had to eat huge amounts of food a day to survive, you might think you’d eat anything in sight. But it turns out that moose are pickier than ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 19:01
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Roadhouse favorite Jim McGowan stopped by the studios to join Julie and Dave and chat about what he's been up to, and of course, play a few tunes f...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 31:22
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The 29th Ig Nobel Prize ceremony took place on September 12 at Harvard University.

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:33
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Mark Seeley is a longtime climatologist and commentator on MPR. He was recently in Grand Marais and stopped by the studios to talk with Dave about ...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 16:04
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A Roadhouse record seven musicians join Brian and Dave in the studio. Both Space Monkey Mafia and Bozeman, Montana based duo Dash rocked out in th...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 32:02