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Garrison Keillor

A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 6:00pm
    "It's gotten warmer and the ice is now off the lake. It just happened suddenly one day and people all pointed it out to each other, even though everybody knew it, they enjoyed saying it." The Whippets hold their first practice and add their first female player, Martha Hedlund learns more than she cared to know about her mother's personal life, Pastor Liz counsels Kate Inqvist about an unplanned pregnancy, and Senator K. Thorvaldson turns up in Costa Rica during a 21-day cruise.
  • Saturday, April 4, 2015 6:00pm
    "Spring has finally arrived and the crocuses are up and the flowers are up and there's green grass and people are hanging their sheets out on the line, just for the smell of it, just for the beauty of it." Donny Krebsbach ventures onto the lake in search of early spring ice fishing, Christopher Inqvist gets a summer job at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery, and thoughts on the importance of yard work, in a monologue from April 2013.
  • Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:00pm
    "It snowed this last week. It was harmful, it was hurtful to people, and people suffered from it. They were angry at it." The town attends the high school's production of 'Our Town,' Sarah Peterson worries her parents by becoming successful, and Mavis investigates Vern's past, in a monologue from May 2013.
  • Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00pm
    "We're calling it spring there. It sort of seemed to be spring for a few hours here and a few hours there so that's what people are saying when they run into each other on Main Street." Spring arrives in Lake Wobegon, young people begin to go outside without jackets, and Lyle Janske runs the high school basketball concessions stand to take his mind off his son's illness, in a monologue from March 2010.
  • Saturday, March 14, 2015 6:00pm
    "We've had snow out there, we've had about a foot-and-a-half of snow here this last week. It just sort of killed some people. They're just tired of winter but it snowed anyway, despite their objections." Pastor Liz returns from a vacation to Carmel, California and spends some time at the Sidetrack Tap, Marilyn Hedlund evaluates her past romances, and Clint and Irene Bunsen celebrate their 38th wedding anniversary at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club, in a monologue from February 2011.

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What's New?
3:26 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

A Prairie Home Companion: October Reprise

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This weekend's show includes material from the very last broadcast show we had the privilege to work on with Tom Keith.

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4:20 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Oklahoma Singer John Fullbright on A Prairie Home Companion

Coming to you this week from The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, it's a live broadcast performance of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. With special guests, Oklahoma singer and songwriter John Fullbright, and vocalist Holly Jones.

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12:44 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

A Prairie Home Companion: Choir Festival

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's just one final compilation show before the start of the new season.

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What's New?
5:15 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Hit the Trail this Weekend With A Prairie Home Companion

Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 1pm on KWGS 89.5-1

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12:55 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

A Prairie Home Companion: To Books, With Love

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, an homage to the book (the paper kind) with a show for readers, including Ruth Harrison's encounter with Stephen King, Nick Lowe singing "When I Write the Book," a new version of "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Owl and the Pussycat" set to music.

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What's New?
5:04 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Prairie Home Companion: Holy Oles

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, a combination of shows done from the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. We have the St.

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What's New?
10:39 am
Fri July 27, 2012

John Lithgow and Storyhill on this week's A Prairie Home Companion

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This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a mix of shows from our fall 2011 run at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

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2:28 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Lake Wobegon, All Things Considered

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What's New?
2:18 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

NYC Town Hall this week on A Prairie Home Companion

This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, it's a mix of shows from the Town Hall in New York City back in April 2009. Wynton Marsalis and his Quintet perform "Powdermilk Bisquit," he appears as a subway busker in an episode of Guy Noir, and he joins Heather Masse as she sings Dave Frishberg's "Peel Me a Grape." 

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What's New?
1:37 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Get Your Irish On with A Prairie Home Companion

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This weekend on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, an Irish Stew for all the fair haired Emerald Islanders in celebration of the feast of St. Patrick.

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