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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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Finding a Place That Feels Right

Dear Mr.Keillor, I am hoping you will respond and that it will put my soul at ease. I have been in school/training for... more

Getting Old

Garrison: My mother retired five years ago and is living the free-form retirement lifestyle and recently, when she... more

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

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Aug 16, 2014 - "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.
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Aug 09, 2014 - "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.
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Aug 02, 2014 - "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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Jul 26, 2014 - "It's been hot out there this last week. It's been humid too, so that you wake up in the morning and there's a mist out over the meadows, beautiful mist with the sun shining through it." Gladys feels a longing for doomed love while listening to the opera, the Hansens' dove-breeding business goes awry, Judy Ingqvist searches for elegance, and a few verses of "Aften (Stille, Hjerte, Sol gaar ned)," in a monologue from June 2007.
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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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