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

"It's been rainy here this last week and a little chilly but now there's this fine green haze in the trees overhead and the flowers are blooming." Senator K. Thorvaldson returns from Florida and has some driving troubles, Florian and Myrtle Krebsbach argue about their living situation, and their son …
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A message from the Professional Organization of English Majors...
"It's been rainy here this last week and a little chilly but now there's this fine green haze in the trees overhead and the flowers are blooming." Senator K. Thorvaldson returns from Florida and has some driving troubles, Florian and Myrtle Krebsbach argue about their living situation, and their son …
Dusty and Lefty get turned around while trying to find Austin, Texas, and end up in Laustin, Oklahoma.
A word about the true essence of Texas...
"Suddenly the world has turned and now there's this great profusion of flowers. We've had warm weather, up in the 70s and the magnolias are blooming, the daffodils, and the tulips, and the crocuses, and the wild ginger, and all of it." The Berger boy joins a band called The …
"Suddenly the world has turned and now there's this great profusion of flowers. We've had warm weather, up in the 70s and the magnolias are blooming, the daffodils, and the tulips, and the crocuses, and the wild ginger, and all of it." The Berger boy joins a band called The …
A word about the true essence of Texas...
Dusty and Lefty get turned around while trying to find Austin, Texas, and end up in Laustin, Oklahoma.
"It got warm there all of a sudden and you could smell the dirt again. The farmers were out in the field -- still a little wet to be plowing." Pastor Liz checks in on the town's Norwegian bachelor farmers, the Lutheran Church council approves a new budget, the high …
A little radio drama about a chance encounter on the NYC subway...
Guy Noir visits a diner in Brooklyn...
Guy Noir visits a diner in Brooklyn...
A little radio drama about a chance encounter on the NYC subway...
"It got warm there all of a sudden and you could smell the dirt again. The farmers were out in the field -- still a little wet to be plowing." Pastor Liz checks in on the town's Norwegian bachelor farmers, the Lutheran Church council approves a new budget, the high …
"It's been raining and chilly out there, a little bit of snow now and then." The host recalls memories of springtime conversations with his uncles and his early days as a writer, three pairs of loons take up residence on the lake now that the ice has melted, and Marv …
Guy Noir heads to New York City to visit a client and runs into the leading Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.
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