Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ever Changing, Ever Moving: Prairie Home Companion season finale

Live from Highland Park, IL with John Fullbright, Elvin Bishop and Bob Welsh, and Rachel Barton Pine
A Prairie Home Companion

Season Finale Broadcast

Live from Macalester College in St. Paul - July 4, 2015
Join us on the Great Lawn at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN for a live Independence Day broadcast with special guests JD McPherson, Joe Newberry, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, Butch Thompson, and Tjärnblom! 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?

This Week's Show

John Fullbright
John Fullbright

June 20, 2015
Ever Changing, Ever Moving

This week's live broadcast comes to you from the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, where you'll find some of the most wonderfully elaborate picnic spreads east of the Mississippi. Singer John Fullbright heads north from Oklahoma with his finely crafted songs of simple pleasures and resilience in the face of hard times. Guitarist Elvin Bishop returns to deliver a Windy City tempest of electric blues along with picker Bob Welsh. And violinist Rachel Barton Pine joins us to represent Ravinia's distinguished classical side. Plus: a few scripts and summer scenes featuring our Royal Academy of Radio Acting (Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman), and Howard Levy, the Harmonica King of Chicago, sits in with music director and pianist Rich Dworsky and this week's heavy hitters — Tom Hipskind, Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn, and Chris Siebold. Throw in an update on the latest News from Lake Wobegon and it's entirely possible you could find worse ways to spend two hours on a Saturday evening.

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Last Week's Show
June 13, 2015
Live from Woodinville, WA with the Caleb Klauder Country Band feat. Reeb Willms, Skolkis, and Squirrel Butter

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June 20: Live from Highland Park, IL
With John Fullbright, Elvin Bishop with Bob Welsh, Rachel Barton Pine
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June 27: Live from Lenox, MA
With Peter Rowan, Sarah Jarosz, Rachel Manke
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July 4: Live from St. Paul, MN
With JD McPherson, Joe Newberry, Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele, Butch Thompson, Tjärnblom
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The America the Beautiful Tour: July - August, 2015
With Sarah Jarosz, Fred Newman, and Rich Dworsky and The Radio Rhubarb Band
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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
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The Joke Machine
This Week's Joke

What did the traffic light say to the car? "Don't watch. I'm changing."

This joke was submitted by Bob Chavez from Hemlock, NY. Thanks!
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Post to the Host
The Blind Cave Pigs of Lake Wobegon
June 9, 2015

To the Host: Hello Mr. Keillor! For 35 years I've wondered: Did the people of Lake Wobegon manage to avoid the wrath of the Blind Cave Pigs? Or did the descendants of the wild pigs manage to break through the cellar walls, and exact some measure of revenge for having been driven underground by the menfolk of the town? I know the men did that to make the area safe for the children, but did it last? Many thanks if you can clear up this enduring mystery!
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The View from Mrs. Sundberg's Window
Pass It Along
June 18, 2015

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. Spent a good amount of time going through the kitchen cupboards, cleaning and wiping and pulling out things I haven't used for years so I might include them in the garage sale I'm having this week...
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Russ Ringsak
April 24, 2015

This current mighty expedition began five weeks ago with a Caribbean ocean cruise. It started when we moved the stage gear from its lounging place in the trailer lot to a sound production company in South St. Paul...
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