A Prairie Home Companion: News from Lake Wobegon

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Revisit memorable performances of Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon, from rebroadcasts of the live public radio program A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison created A Prairie Home Companion in July 1974 and hosted for 42 years, until July 2016. Enjoy classic tales from the town where "all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.” Produced by American Public Media. Twitter: @prairie_home

Our sound effects man Fred Newman is looking forward to his summer vacation...
A message from Earl's School of Accents: Learning a new accent can be a major asset in your professional life.
...coming soon to a movie theater near you: 'The House Guest!' He's here. Deal with it.
Here's to the children who grew up to soon / who all graduated one Sunday in June...
"It's been hot there this weekend, gradually getting up into the 90s, which makes Scandinavians very short-tempered. As soon as it gets up around 75, they become very impatient when they're perspiring." Mr. Halvorson decided to keep the high school's graduation ceremony outdoors in the face of threatening weather, the …
A message from Earl's School of Accents: Learning a new accent can be a major asset in your professional life.
Our sound effects man Fred Newman is looking forward to his summer vacation...
...coming soon to a movie theater near you: 'The House Guest!' He's here. Deal with it.
"It's been hot there this weekend, gradually getting up into the 90s, which makes Scandinavians very short-tempered. As soon as it gets up around 75, they become very impatient when they're perspiring." Mr. Halvorson decided to keep the high school's graduation ceremony outdoors in the face of threatening weather, the …
Here's to the children who grew up to soon / who all graduated one Sunday in June...
A poem for all the recent graduates: "Be happy, be bold, that's what my advice is..."
Guy Noir visits the new Atlanta Braves stadium and tangles with the city's parking enforcement drones.
"It's been rainy and that's a good thing, it gives you a chance to stop and think things over and relieves you of having to do the things that you thought you had to do." Pastor Inqvist and his family return for Memorial Day weekend, Clint Bunsen has a brain …
A poem for all the recent graduates: "Be happy, be bold, that's what my advice is..."
Guy Noir visits the new Atlanta Braves stadium and tangles with the city's parking enforcement drones.
"It's been rainy and that's a good thing, it gives you a chance to stop and think things over and relieves you of having to do the things that you thought you had to do." Pastor Inqvist and his family return for Memorial Day weekend, Clint Bunsen has a brain …
Garrison's song about the Battle of the Argonne Forest and World War I, featuring Heather Masse and Rich Dworsky and the band.
You know their voices from public radio but do you know who they are as people?
A song about the recent reaction to a certain presidential candidate.
Garrison and Heather Masse sing about the rivers of Virginia.