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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, December 13, 2014 5:00pm
    "It has been warm out there, warm out there, and misty, and cloudy, and the snow is melting. It would be gloomy weather if you and I were sensitive people, which, thank goodness, we are not." The local churches prepare for Christmas, Marilyn Tollerud receives a disturbing late-night call from her daughter Sharon, and a few thoughts on the benefits of winter.
  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 5:00pm
    "You've come to that long, cold, dark time of the year. Not much can be said about that, except that if you have not spent December in the north of Norway, then you don't know what 'cold and dark' is." Pastor Inqvist considers writing a book about Lake Wobegon, Dorothy second-guesses a sentence in her Christmas letter, and Betty Ingebretsen accompanies the 4th and 5th grade carolers at the Good Shepherd Home.
  • Saturday, November 29, 2014 5:00pm
    "It was good and cold on Thanksgiving Day, which was good. It just made Thanksgiving feel more necessary somehow." Families destroy the social order by purchasing their Thanksgiving meals online, The Host prepares a subpar Grape Salad, and a few observations about unique holiday traditions.
  • Saturday, November 22, 2014 5:00pm
    "We got some more snow here this last week and it's been a little bit cold--no big deal. People are cheerful out there. Furnaces are on now." The town prepares for ice fishing season, Solveig returns from California to make lutefisk, and the exiles begin to trickle back home for Thanksgiving.
  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 5:00pm
    "It snowed on Monday, early Monday morning. We got about 12-and-a-half inches there in Lake Wobegon. There was no big fuss about it." Margie Krebsbach's English class discusses ‘The Great Gatsby,' Clint Bunsen tangles with two deer who find their way into town, and Dorothy recalls the story of Harold Hansen and Oscar Peterson.

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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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5:15 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Hit the Trail this Weekend With A Prairie Home Companion

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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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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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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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