Friday, February 27, 2015

Born to Ramble - watch live online!

A Prairie Home Companion

Live from Minneapolis, MN with Brandi Carlile and Jearlyn Steele
A Prairie Home Companion

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Brandi Carlile
Brandi Carlile

February 28, 2015
Born to Ramble

This week, we're heading West across the Mississippi for a live broadcast from the State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota with special guests, folk-rock singer and songwriter Brandi Carlile and gospel grandmaster Jearlyn Steele. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director and pianist Richard Dworsky with The Steady Shovellers (drummer Jonathan Dresel, Larry Kohut on bass, guitarist Dean Magraw, and Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle); and the latest News from Lake Wobegon. Tune in on your local public radio station or watch live (5pm – 7pm Central Time) at!

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Last Week's Show
February 21, 2015
Live from Saint Paul, MN with Aoife O'Donovan, Emily Miller, and the Steel City Jug Slammers

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February 28: Live from Minneapolis, MN
With Brandi Carlile, Jearlyn Steele
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March 7: Live from Minneapolis, MN
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April 11: Live from New York, NY
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April 18: Live from New York, NY
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A Prairie Home Companion's 40th Anniversary
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How do you find Will Smith in a snow storm? Look for the fresh prints.

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Dear Mr. Keillor: I have recently met a very nice engineer from the Midwest. We discussed cows on our first date. I have tested him to see if he would make me eat lutefisk. He says he hates it. He is Methodist and he sings loudly in church. I am a Unitarian from Cambridge, MA and I suspect that he would not approve of felt banners, so beloved of Unitarians. He bought me a heart-shaped box of Valentine chocolates and talked of the prairie. Do you think there is hope for us? He is very nice but I am worried that there will not be stores to buy whole grains, or peace dances in the Midwest. Please tell me if you think there is hope for us.
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Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. It was Valentine's Day, and a lovely day. Cold outside, and the sun came out awhile, and I spent much of the day cleaning and thinking about what I might give up for Lent and wishing we would have a sudden immense Sky Dump of snow for a day or three and then we might move on...
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Loud Hair, Quiet Mountains, Mad Goose
January 29, 2015

Our show runs out to San Francisco again this year; trucker sees this as a lucky thaw in an unnecessarily cruel season here. Our co-driver will be Tom Gohman again and to make ready I drive Hank over to a truck stop across the river in Wisconsin to top the tanks off...
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