Prairie Home Companion
A Prairie Home Companion is a two-hour weekly variety show offering a quirky blend of comedy sketches, topical subjects and music. Musical guests range from legends like Emmylou Harris and Taj Mahal to church choirs, rockabilly bands, and accordionists. The show has also welcomed guests like Poet Laureate Billy Collins and humorists Ray Blount, Jr. and Al Franken, as well as legendary raconteur Studs Terkel. At the heart of the show is host Garrison Keillor's humor-writing talent and unrivaled ear for great radio including his signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."
Minnesota Public Radio
45 East Sevent Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2274
Phone: (612) 290-1212 | 1-800-228-7123
Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:00pm"It has been warm out there, warm out there, and misty, and cloudy, and the snow is melting. It would be gloomy weather if you and I were sensitive people, which, thank goodness, we are not." The local churches prepare for Christmas, Marilyn Tollerud receives a disturbing late-night call from her daughter Sharon, and a few thoughts on the benefits of winter.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 3:00pm"You've come to that long, cold, dark time of the year. Not much can be said about that, except that if you have not spent December in the north of Norway, then you don't know what 'cold and dark' is." Pastor Inqvist considers writing a book about Lake Wobegon, Dorothy second-guesses a sentence in her Christmas letter, and Betty Ingebretsen accompanies the 4th and 5th grade carolers at the Good Shepherd Home.
Saturday, November 29, 2014 3:00pm"It was good and cold on Thanksgiving Day, which was good. It just made Thanksgiving feel more necessary somehow." Families destroy the social order by purchasing their Thanksgiving meals online, The Host prepares a subpar Grape Salad, and a few observations about unique holiday traditions.
Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00pm"We got some more snow here this last week and it's been a little bit cold--no big deal. People are cheerful out there. Furnaces are on now." The town prepares for ice fishing season, Solveig returns from California to make lutefisk, and the exiles begin to trickle back home for Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 15, 2014 3:00pm"It snowed on Monday, early Monday morning. We got about 12-and-a-half inches there in Lake Wobegon. There was no big fuss about it." Margie Krebsbach's English class discusses ‘The Great Gatsby,' Clint Bunsen tangles with two deer who find their way into town, and Dorothy recalls the story of Harold Hansen and Oscar Peterson.