Friday, July 3, 2015

All Done But the Deed - season finale!

Live from St. Paul, MN with JD McPherson, Joe Newberry, Jearlyn & Jevetta Steele, Butch Thompson, Tjärnblom, and the Macalester College Pipe Band
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JD McPherson
JD McPherson

July 4, 2015
All Done But the Deed

This week: it's back to where it all began, Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, for our Second Annual 40th Anniversary Live Broadcast and 4th of July Season Finale. There's great American music with JD McPherson, rock-solid rambles from Joe Newberry, and roof-raising soul from Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele. Butch Thompson adds his quintessential piano and clarinet, Tjärnblom rounds things out with a celebration of Minnesota's Scandinavian heritage, and the Macalester College Pipe Band brings some Celtic spirit. Also: a crush of characters from Tim Russell and Sue Scott, and sound effects man Fred Newman sparks fireworks and rockets; music director Rich Dworsky and the band (Bernie Dresel, Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn, and Chris Siebold) serve up sweltering slices; and the News from Lake Wobegon, with the tried and true traditions of Independence Day in the tiny town. Light the sparklers, spin the pinwheels, and we'll see you on the airwaves for one more live broadcast before we load up and hit the road for our exciting summer tour.

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June 27, 2015
Live from Lenox, MA with Sarah Jarosz, Peter Rowan, Sara Bareilles and Nadia DiGiallonardo, and 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, Macalester College Pipe Band
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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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Sunday, July 26: Bayfield, WI
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Monday, July 27: Appleton, WI
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Tuesday, July 28: Interlochen, MI
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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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40th Anniversary weekend
40 Years, 40 Songs - July 4, 2014
40th Anniversary broadcast - July 5, 2014

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The Joke Machine
This Week's Joke

Why did the cannibal join the police force? He wanted to grill suspects.

This joke was submitted by Carl Schulz from Johnstown, PA. 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 30, 2015

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I was wrapping gifts all that while, and mixing up and cooking enough food for a few days — twice baked potatoes, and meatloaf, and some pasta salad with bacon and cheddar. Enough for a while...
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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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