The News from Lake Wobegon for October 14, 2017
October 14, 2017
"This long, strange, warm fall is finally coming to an end. We're about a week away from frost and we're looking forward to that." A mysterious wedding takes place at the Lutheran Church, and memories of when Uncle Earl secretly bought a TV to watch Minnesota Gophers football games, a monologue originally from October 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for October 7, 2017
October 7, 2017
"It's not the New Year, you know, or anything of the sort, but September: a gorgeous, gorgeous time, and the leaves are turning and the smell of apples in the air." The host recalls a notable childhood moviegoing experience, Lyle Janske's 10th grade biology class learns about bears, and a few thoughts on the power of memory, in a September 2015 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017
"It's been beautiful, beautiful weather out there -- sunny and bright and highs in the 60s, it's been perfect. Farmers are combining the corn, and the soybeans as well, and the alfalfa is still green." The Lake Wobegon Leonards lose their big homecoming game against the Millet Marauders, the Lutherans brag about their church's new pastor, and folks in town react to fall and cooler weather settling in, a monologue from October 2010.
The News from Lake Wobegon for September 23, 2017
September 25, 2017
"It's been just the most beautiful fall that we can remember, thank goodness for memory loss. It's just been absolutely gorgeous, just sunny skies and warm days for people whose tastes run in that direction and then cool nights to remind us that it is fall after all." Town constables Gary and Leroy chase down a boat that was abandoned in the middle of the lake, crews rush to finish the summer road construction, and the Magendantzes add a concrete walleye to their menagerie of yard statuary, in a monologue from September 2007.
The News from Lake Wobegon for September 16, 2017
September 16, 2017
"It's been a beautiful week of winter. It got a little bit warm early in the week, but not so warm that we lost much snow, so it wasn't that bad." The host recalls the Native Americans, government agents, Unitarian missionaries, and hippie farmers who've lived in Lake Wobegon over the years, a monologue originally from February 1998.
The News from Lake Wobegon for September 9, 2017
September 9, 2017
"We've had this very warm September and the trees have not started to turn as yet, but the apples are ripe and there's a smell of them in the air." The host describes a memorable hitchhiking trip to Minneapolis, Pastor Kohler holds a viewing party for the super moon eclipse, and town constables Gary and Leroy pacify Mr. Hoppe with a few jokes, a monologue originally from September 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for September 2, 2017
September 2, 2017
"Beautiful, beautiful week of fall. Mists on the lake early in the morning, you wake up in the morning, your window is open, you've got a little extra blanket over you." Pastor Liz fills in while the Lutheran Church interviews replacements for Pastor Haugen, news of Marlene's interesting encounter with Father Wilmer spreads through the town, Mrs. Anderson holds a CD release party at the Sidewinder Bar, and the Tolleruds' rooster Ludwig comes to a sad end, a monologue from September 2014.
The News from Lake Wobegon for September 1, 2017
September 1, 2017
"The Minnesota State Fair was a big thing, along with Christmas, and the Fourth of July, and your birthday. It was enormous, and we always drove down for the day." A few stories about the host's Uncle Louie, who worked at the State Fair Midway, and other memories from the Great Minnesota Get-Together, in a bonus monologue from The Minnesota Show (hosted by Garrison at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand on September 1, 2017).
The News from Lake Wobegon for August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017
"We've had quite a bit of rain here this past week, and that is just fine by us. If you grew up on a farm you never complained about rain." Daryl and Marilyn Tollerud plan a vacation, the Sons of Knute collect items for their annual rummage sale, and the Lutheran Church holds a graduation dinner, in a June 2010 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for August 19, 2017
August 19, 2017
"Spring came uncertainly as spring always does. It just took one thunderstorm and green spears -- tulips poking up in the flower beds -- and all the winter clothes went away into boxes down in the basement." High school students attend Prom, Irene Bunsen buys a load of manure to prepare her tomato plot, and Clint and Arlene Bunsen reminisce about their young neighbor as she prepares for a summer job in Oregon, a monologue from April 2005.