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.


852 Pieces

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Caption: Pete K in Studio A in 2018
Pete K joined Ann and Will to play a few songs and chat about what he's been up to recently.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 27:36
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COVID-19 is changing literally everything in our world, including our towns and cities.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 19:08
Caption: Photo from University of Minnesota Press
Newton Winchell was hired in the 1870s to map Minnesota’s geology, by canoe, horse, and train, in just 20 years.

  • Added: Jun 24, 2020
  • Length: 18:15
Caption: Photo from jerryvandiver.com
Nashville songwriter & musician Jerry Vandiver joined fiddler Caitlin Evanson to perform on Roadhouse live from Nashville.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 41:12
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How do we bring people together when it seems society gets more divided by each passing day?

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 19:20
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Bob King of "Astro Bob" blog fame joined Will on the night of June's full moon, known as the "Strawberry Moon." They discussed all things happening...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 17:22
Caption: Clive Wynne, ASU professor of psychology, holding a puppy, Credit: Deanna Dent/ASU
Everybody knows the story of Lassie…is it just a story or is there some truth to it? Would YOUR dog rescue you if you were in trouble?

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 13:09
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Plastic is both everywhere AND hard to recycle. Could that be changing? Will spoke with RP Siegel, a science journalist who just wrote an interesti...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 10:41
Caption: Photo from thebigduck.us
The popular six-stories-tall rubber duck has been seen in Duluth in the past for the Tall Ships festival.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2020
  • Length: 12:17
Caption: Photo from Desperate Electric/Facebook.
Desperate Electric is a duo of Kayti Korte and Ben Morris. They joined Ann and Will virtually from Missoula, Montana to play a few songs and talk ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 39:37
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If you’re like many of us, you’ve been having more and weirder dreams since the whole COVID situation started. Why is this? And is there anything w...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 10:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photo from Lichtenstein Creative Media
The award-winning documentary, "WBCN and the American Revolution," follows the rise of community radio station WBCN in Boston during the 1960s and ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 18:53
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Overeating is a normal reaction to being bored or anxious, and during this pandemic, it has become easier, since so many of us are working or study...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 12:48
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Musicians Gordon Thorne and Chuck Corliss join Ann and Will virtually from North Shore Winery to play a few songs and tell us what they've been up ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2020
  • Length: 40:48
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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