A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion®

with Garrison Keillor

About the Program

This variety show features unforgettable comedy sketches, acoustic-based music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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Listen to The News from Lake Wobegon wherever and whenever you want. GK's signature monologue is now available as a free podcast, updated every Monday.

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This week: one more fall rebroadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and we're inching ever closer to the present with a show originally from October 2000. Our friend Greg Brown stops by with a harvest of fine songs cultivated in the heart of Iowa, including "The River Will Take Me" and "Summer Evening." Backing him up and playing and singing a few features of their own (including Greg's "The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home") are the astounding instrumentalists of The Nashville Bluegrass Band. We'll also follow the twelve labors of Hercules, courtesy of our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell and Sue Scott, and public radio's quintessential sound effects man, Mr. Tom Keith; Richard Dworsky and the Currently Employed Band (temporarily renamed after the previous sponsor, Guy's Shoes, was put up for sale) play Rich's "Paseo Romantico"; and in Lake Wobegon, Pastor Inqvist encounters Merle Sanderson, one of the Lutheran pastors who was with him during an infamous pontoon boat incident.

Classical MPR's broadcast of Metropolitan Opera live will briefly pre-empt the start of A Prairie Home Companion on January 5, March 2 and May 11. For the complete broadcast, join MPR News on Sunday at 11 a.m.

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