The News from Lake Wobegon for November 11, 2017
November 11, 2017
"It's November, middle of November, and the trees are bare. We had a big wind here this last week, big rainstorm on Wednesday and Thursday. It's been chilly." Pastor Kohler leaves town after his email is hacked, Clarence Bunsen experiences an embarrassing medical condition, a group of deer hunting widows attends a male dance revue in Hurley, Wisconsin, and Mr. Hansen finally burns down an old outhouse, in a monologue originally from November 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017
"So beautiful and warm this last week for the first week in November. Got into almost the 70s and almost the 70s is more than good enough for us. What a gift Wednesday and Thursday were." The school board debates requiring students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the town prepares for deer hunting season in a monologue originally from November 2001.
The News from Lake Wobegon for October 28, 2017
October 28, 2017
"Most of the leaves are off the trees, except a few yellow leaves there on the Aspen trees. Of course the corn is all combined, the beans as well. The fields are mostly just stubble." The town begins procrastinating as winter approaches, and Daryl Rasmussen instigates a memorable Halloween prank, a monologue originally from October 1998.
The News from Lake Wobegon for October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017
"Our show coming to you from my hometown Anoka, Minnesota, here on the Rum River, flowing into the Mississippi." Our host shares a few memories about his family's history in his other hometown of Anoka, during a special live broadcast from Anoka High School back in October 2015.
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.