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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, January 17, 2015 5:00pm
    "It has been warm this week, got up into the 30s, and so the sidewalks have been clear, and people have been walking out again." The Sons of Knute host their January gala, the flu comes to Lake Wobegon, and Eloise Krebsbach attempts to live a stress-free life.
  • Saturday, January 10, 2015 5:00pm
    "It's been cold out there, you know that. Wednesday the high was 8 below, which is an interesting phenomenon, when the peak is below you." Schools are closed statewide due to bitterly cold temperatures, people feel encumbered by Christmas gifts they did not want, and Clarence and Arlene Bunsen head to California for a winter vacation.
  • Saturday, January 3, 2015 5:00pm
    "We got a little snow -- a little snow Monday night. What a beautiful snowfall it was, and not all that cold out." Unseasonably warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease. Plus, Mr. Hansen lends a hand around the neighborhood while his wife visits her sister in Florida, and reveals an unusual secret, in a monologue from January 2012.
  • Saturday, December 27, 2014 5:00pm
    "They got snow out there and it turned good and cold and people are cheerful. People are more cheerful when it's bitterly cold out there, because what is the choice?" Sidetrack Tap patrons perform some impromptu satellite dish maintenance, Irene and Clint Bunsen prepare for the holidays, Pastor Liz hosts a caroling party that gets the town talking, and memories of early television in Lake Wobegon, in a monologue from December 2013.
  • Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:00pm
    "We've got snow, we've got snow, so we're covered. Don't worry about us. We're just fine. Not so much sun this week." Clint and Irene Bunsen serve Artillery Punch at their Christmas party, Pastor Liz's mysterious gentleman friend causes a stir, and a few Christmas carols from the townspeople.

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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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