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About A Prairie Home Companion

The only live music and variety show aired nationwide today, A Prairie Home Companion is now in its 34th season of production.

Garrison KeillorLive every Saturday night, A Prairie Home Companion features comedy sketches, music, and host Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon.

WUNCA Prairie Home Companion is produced and distributed by American Public Media.

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It's Work That Makes You Happy

Hello Garrison, Enjoyed the re-broadcast from 1985. More of those would be fun to listen to. A question: How have you... more

Amazon's Effect

To the Host: How do you feel about Amazon.com's effect on books and bookselling? I am biased, being a book fiend and... more

Sibling Envy

Hello Mr. Keillor, I'm in my mid twenties and I have an older brother who is very handsome and, through hard work and... more

Coffee Shop

To the host: I need to name the new coffeeshop at the Lutheran School of Theology (without getting fired). Help? Ben... more


Dear Mr. Keillor: Merriam-Webster's 2014 Collegiate Dictionary will include the word "Yooper" for the first... more

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Jul 19, 2014 - "It's been beautiful this last week. The Lake Wobegon Whippets opened their '94 home season with the annual Memorial Day doubleheader at the Wally 'Old Hard Hands' Bunsen Memorial Park." Ernie discovers the secret to a perfect knuckleball as the Whippets begin their season, high school graduates ponder their future, and the host shares a few memories of the Grand Ole Opry's last night at the Ryman, in a monologue from June 1994.
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Jul 12, 2014 - "I get this far away from home — couple thousand miles — and I stay away for a long time, and I start to wonder if it's a real place or if I made it up." The town's children spend Thanksgiving sick and in bed, Senator K. Thorvaldson's mysterious love Laura comes to town to meet his family, and a few verses of "My Father, How Long," in a monologue from November 1985.
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Jul 05, 2014 - "The rains have finally let up and we had sunshine here this week and it was a glorious, glorious 4th of July in Lake Wobegon." Marlene wins the "Best Pie in Town" contest, the World's Largest Pile of Burlap Bags celebrates its 40th anniversary, and to avoid unwanted attention, the town decides not to mark its 150th anniversary.
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Jun 28, 2014 - "This is the shank of summer. It's such a gorgeous time of year. It's been so beautiful in Lake Wobegon. The yards, the lawns have never looked more beautiful than they do right now." Thoughts on lawn maintenance and strawberry-rhubarb pie, the Tollefson boy considers moving to Los Angeles, and a deerfly bite helps the Whippets continue their winning season.
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Jun 21, 2014 - "We had some thunderstorms in Lake Wobegon this last week. We say it was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon but it was kind of wild and kind of violent." The Whippets defeat the Holdingford Bulls in the rain on another long fly ball from Wayne Tommerdahl, Father Emil returns to Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, garage sale season begins, and the Women's Bible Study Group goes skinny-dipping.
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Jun 14, 2014 - "Flag Day, Flag Day up in Lake Wobegon. They were supposed to do the Living Flag today." The Whippets' Wayne Tommerdahl hits the highest popup in team history in a victory over the Holdingford Bulls, the Thorvaldsons hold a graduation party for their daughter Amy, and Clint Bunsen spends some time at his family's cabin.
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