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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, August 30, 2014 6:00pm
    "Summer coming to an end and fall is about to begin. The nights are getting cool, sunset coming earlier and earlier, and in the morning there's fog -- mist out on the lake -- and we can feel it coming." Thoughts on the virtues of sweet corn and the exquisite boredom of summer, remembering Roger Hedlund with a story about his high school basketball days, and Pastor Liz returns from Rome to visit Marlene.
  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:00pm
    "It was very brutally, brutally hot here this last week and the deerflies came in, which is a form of plague." Powerful storms roll into Lake Wobegon, Luanne Peterson copes with the arrival of a new patient in the pediatric intensive care unit, and a story to comfort Luanne when she breaks down under an overpass during the storm, in a monologue from June 2012.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:00pm
    "Our beautiful fall has come to an end. We got a frost here on Monday Night. People were talking about it down at the Chatterbox Cafe." A monologue from October 2013, Eloise Krebsbach runs for mayor, the Lutheran Church updates its directory, Carl Krebsbach does a few odd jobs around town, and the Hedlunds dig up a Lake Wobegon ghost story.
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:00pm
    "Had a little bit of front on Monday just to remind us, you know, where we live. But otherwise it was warm. It was up in the 60s." In a monologue from April 2012, the Lake Wobegon Whippets take some spring batting practice, Bud learns a lesson about friendship while putting the dock in the water, and Pastor Liz has an exciting evening on Easter Sunday.
  • Saturday, August 2, 2014 6:00pm
    "It was the end of school on Wednesday and it was high school graduation on Thursday evening -- some major, major events in our town." A few women appoint themselves "Pentecost Monitors" at the Lutheran Church, Pastor Ingqvist counsels prospective newlyweds, and the high school seniors play their annual practical joke on Superintendent Halvorson, in a monologue from June 2009.

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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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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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