Friday, May 15, 2015

This week: Rising Again

An Atlanta rebroadcast with Suzy Bogguss, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Bryan Sutton, and Lynn Peterson
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Suzy Bogguss
Suzy Bogguss

May 16, 2015
Rising Again

This week: a rebroadcast featuring two shows from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, one from May 2010 and another from just last season, May 2014. Tune in for some of the finest Southern music out there, including Suzy Bogguss belting out Merle Haggard's "Today I Started Loving You Again," Bryan Sutton putting on a flatpicking clinic with "Hangman's Reel," and The Steep Canyon Rangers showing off their a capella skills on "Can't Sit Down." Plus, Lynn Peterson and Garrison sing a few songs in Norwegian to celebrate Syttende Mai; our acting company — Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Georgia's own Fred Newman — ramps up the radio drama; and Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. In Lake Wobegon, the war between the Lutheran Church's Pastor Haugen and his secretary Marlene intensifies.

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May 9, 2015
Live from Nashville, TN with Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White and Kentucky Thunder, Keb' Mo', and Christine DiGiallonardo

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Join us on the Great Lawn at Macalaster College in Saint Paul, MN for a live Independence Day broadcast! After celebrating our 40th Anniversary there last year we wanted to come right back — who could resist spending the Fourth sitting under the trees on Macalester's beautiful lawn? Special guests will be announced soon.

May 22: Vienna, VA
With Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, The U.S. Navy Band
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May 23: Live from Vienna, VA
With Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, The U.S. Navy Band
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May 30: Live from Detroit, MI
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June 6: Live from Canandaigua, NY
With Jeremy Denk, Heather Masse, The DiGiallonardo Sisters
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June 13: Live from Woodinville, WA
With the Caleb Klauder Country Band featuring Reeb Willms
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June 20: Live from Highland Park, IL
With John Fullbright, Rachel Barton Pine
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A Prairie Home Companion's 40th Anniversary
Head over to our YouTube channel to check out a playlist featuring guest interviews and clips from our 40th anniversary celebration in July!

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40 Years, 40 Songs - July 4, 2014
40th Anniversary broadcast - July 5, 2014

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Did you hear about the butcher that backed into the meat grinder? He got a little behind in his work.

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