A Prairie Home Companion

Featuring comedy sketches, music, and Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, "The News from Lake Wobegon."

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Saturday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on the Music Station
Sunday, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. on the News Station

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 Permalink

A Prairie Home Companion: Dig The Say

  
Our live broadcasts continue this week from The Town Hall deep in the heart of Manhattan, with special guests Brooklyn Rider, a string quartet hailed as “the future of chamber music.” And rightly so. This wildly imaginative bunch pushes the sonic envelope on everything from the classics to contemporary pieces. Folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys will bring their effortless harmonies to the show, and although two-thirds of the trio are Canadian, we can’t help but claim them as our own when they’re South of their border. Poet Sharon Olds, known for her intensely (and sometimes graphically) personal and scorching commentary on everyday life, will join us to read a few poems. And to round it off, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and sound effects man Fred Newman; and pianist and music director Richard Dworsky with The 7th Avenue Band: Jeff Carney,Bernie DreselRichard Kriehn, and Chris Siebold. They’re all in mid-season form and at the top of their game. Toss a couple of scripts and sponsors into the mix, along with the latest News from Lake Wobegon, and you’ve got yourselves a show. Tune in, and we’ll see you on the radio.