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A Prairie Home Companion: News from Lake Wobegon



Revisit memorable performances of Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon, from rebroadcasts of the live public radio program A Prairie Home Companion. Garrison created A Prairie Home Companion in July 1974 and hosted for 42 yea



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The News from Lake Wobegon for July 22, 2017

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"We had about two weeks solid of rain and cold. People are getting moody and owly. But then at last the weather broke and we've had almost paradise now since, since Wednesday." Memories of listening to the radio during tornado warnings, Pastor Inqvist gives a sermon explaining the Trinity, and Mrs. Smiley's dog develops an unnatural attraction to a porcupine after eating Guilford tomatoes, in a monologue originally from June 2004.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/07/22/nflw_20170722_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for July 15, 2017

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been warm and beautiful there, the sun shone down. The tomatoes came up and the onions and the sweet corn and we sit in our backyards, the bushes thick and lush under the canopy of green" Kate Inqvist prepares to leave for her summer job as a camp counselor and her father, Pastor Inqvist, meets a woman tells him about a mystical experience at a Lutheran church in Minneapolis, a monologue from June 1996.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for July 8, 2017

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been hot and steamy out there and people have been showing up down at the bathing beach, that we don't think are from our town, we are not sure." Pastor Inqvist and his wife take a four-week vacation so the Worship and Music Committee enlists a replacement pastor to deliver the sermon, and the Anderson boy returns after many years as a carnival entertainer, in a July 2001 monologue.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for July 1, 2017

Sat, 01 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been lovely whether. It's been warm. We got a little bit of rain. It's been great for the tomatoes." Irene Bunsen gloats when her tomato plants outstrip her brother-in-law Clarence's crop, the 4th of July committee debates rules for the annual parade and picnic, and Mr. Olson fights proposed changes to this year's fireworks display on behalf of the volunteer fire department, in a monologue originally from July 1999.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 24, 2017

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"This is the shank of summer. It's such a gorgeous time of year. It's been so beautiful in Lake Wobegon. The yards, the lawns have never looked more beautiful than they do right now." Thoughts on lawn maintenance and strawberry-rhubarb pie, the Tollefson boy considers moving to Los Angeles, and a deerfly bite helps the Whippets continue their winning season, in a monologue from June 2014.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 17, 2017

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"We had some storms out there but it's been all good for us. The mourning doves we hear them in the morning, we see the fireflies at night." Clarence Bunsen sleeps on his boat so he can think in the middle of the night; the story of Mr. Musselman, who was driven from town by deerflies; and the Whippets win a close game, a monologue originally from June 2015.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/06/17/nflw_20170617_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for June 10, 2017

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been cool. There's been some rain, which we appreciate out there because it gives you a reason not to do things you thought you were going to have to do." The high school decides to hold graduation outdoors at the last minute, the class of 2015 pulls off one of the better graduation pranks in recent memory, and the town takes time to enjoy the summer weather, in a June 2015 monologue.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for June 3, 2017

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been June weather. Everything is happening at once. The dragonflies are all kind of breeding and they're out and they're mating." Thoughts on desert living and the benefits of rhubarb, the high school's senior class pulls the annual graduation ceremony prank, and parents contemplate their graduates' futures, in a monologue from June 2014.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 27, 2017

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been warm out here, been in the 80s, so we were very grateful for this big thunderstorm that came along on Tuesday night. Big shards of lightning splitting the sky sure gets everybody's attention."The Lutheran Church search committee looks for a replacement for Pastor Inqvist, caterpillars take over the sidewalks, and Irene Bunsen calls into a radio station at 3:30 in the morning, a monologue originally from May 2010.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 20, 2017

Sat, 20 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"The weather's just been gorgeous. It was warm this last week, it was up in the 80s. There was a little bit of rain, not enough, but there's never enough." The Whippets win a few games with the help of young pitcher "Whiplash" Wilson, garage sale season begins, the Larson boy gets a job at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery, and a bat invades Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church and frightens Pastor Haugen, in a May 2014 monologue.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for May 13, 2017

Sat, 13 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been cool here this last week, actually 'cold' I think would be a better term for it -- and it snowed. But it's only the first week of May and precipitation comes in many different forms." Cool weather temporarily rids the town of insects, Carl Krebsbach becomes a spectacle after being covered in plum blossoms during a storm, and the Lutheran Church searches for a replacement for Pastor Ham, in a monologue from May 2010.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/05/13/nflw_20170513_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for May 6, 2017

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It was warm and kind of windy all week and we got this terrific thunderstorm on Wednesday, which was a great boon, to get washed off like that." Fishing season begins and fishermen return to their pursuit of famous walleye Old Pete, Luann cuts her hair very short, the town analyzes photos of Pastor Liz in Rome, and Pastor Haugen irritates his secretary Marlene, a monologue from May 2014.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/05/06/nflw_20170506_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for April 29, 2017

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been kind of cool, sunny but windy out there, and the other day a little snow fell, just a few flakes. We ignored it. We did not comment on it." Bridal shower season arrives, Darlene invites three suitors to the Sidewinder Bar in Millet, and Arlene Bunsen counsels her goddaughter Charlotte against taking up the trombone, in a monologue from April 2015.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/04/29/nflw_20170429_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for April 22, 2017

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"Spring has come out awfully certainly there. Just about two weeks ago there was still ice on the lake and now this past week it got up into the 90s. People running around in shorts, t-shirts." Carl Krebsbach's brother-in-law attempts to assemble a garden tiller, high school students prepare for life after graduation, and Mary Tollefson looks into modeling school, in a monologue from April 2002.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for April 15, 2017

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"Getting warm up there, getting up into the 60s and even thinking about getting up into the 70s so it's been very pleasant -- and no snow fell this last week." The town celebrates the 1st of May, and a few memories of post-prom parties at the Bunsens' cabin, in a monologue from May 2015.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/04/15/nflw_20170415_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for April 8, 2017

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's spring, spring out there, which, in the case of Minnesota, means there's a little more snow forecast. About eight inches of snow, some places 10 inches, fell." Farmers prepare for spring planting after a successful year, the town takes a break for Easter Vacation, and Darlene meets a man on Match.com, a monologue originally from April 2008.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/04/08/nflw_20170408_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for April 1, 2017

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"We've had wind and snow and rain and cold rain and a little snow, that melting snow, and then wind some more. It's spring we know that now, even if it's a little chilly." Darlene has an epiphany while out for an Easter morning walk, Carl Krebsbach feeds a flock of Tundra Swans out on the lake, Viola Tors attends a clothing-optional Lutheran church in Palm Beach, in an April 2016 monologue.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/04/01/nflw_20170401_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for March 25, 2017

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"Had some nice days here this last week. It wasn't too terribly cold. The sun was shining." Lyle teaches high school students about the vernal equinox, the town's old men discuss modern cars, and the last of the rhubarb gets made into pies at the Chatterbox Cafe, in a monologue from March 1997.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for March 18, 2017

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been beautiful this last week. The sun was shining. It's been a gorgeous, gorgeous winter. We got a little snow on Monday, Thursday, just a decorator snow." Mr. Berge tells a few jokes to ducks out on the lake, the Men's Prayer Group gathers at Bunsen Motors, and the Lutheran Church holds its Lenten soup suppers, in a March 2014 monologue.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for March 11, 2017

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It was the most beautiful snowfall in yesterday morning in Lake Wobegon. It was just gorgeous, it was like something out of a children's book." The town pledges for the annual "Big Plunge" fundraising event, Lake Wobegon High School students learn about owls, and a local English teacher makes an enriching discovery while walking in the woods, in a monologue from March 2013.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for March 4, 2017

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been warm there. It's been up in the thirties so the snow's been melting and dripping off the icicles, and the sidewalks are clear." Animals venture into the town's yards to look for food, and Alan Jansky returns for a visit after living in Santa Barbara for years, a monologue from March 2008.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/03/04/nflw_20170304_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for February 25, 2017

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been warm there. It's been up in the 20s and so we don't know when the other shoe is going to drop but we are sure that it will eventually, sooner rather than later." Myrtle Krebsbach hosts the Valentine's Day supper and dance, rumors swirl after Pastor Inqvist spends a few days in Nashville, and thoughts on the temptation of putting your tongue on a pump handle in the winter, a monologue originally from February 2003.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/02/25/nflw_20170225_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for February 18, 2017

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been cold here, got down to 30-below wind chill here earlier in the week, starting to warm up a little bit now. They are forecasting more snow for Monday, Tuesday night." Corrine Tollerud returns from St. Olaf College for a weekend, the Hansens attempt to prevent their dog from being hit by cars, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church holds its Lenten services, and Cindy Hedlund meets someone online after just a few months as a widow, in a monologue from February 2015.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/02/18/nflw_20170218_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for February 11, 2017

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been cold there. The furnaces are starting to make strange noises and enormous icicles the size of Minuteman missiles hang from the eves down there." A few stories about the host's distinguished East Coast ancestors, the Valentine's Day Robbery on the Great Northern Railroad, and a childhood Valentine's Day experience, in a monologue from February 2004.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/02/11/nflw_20170211_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for February 4, 2017

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been not quite so cold this last week..." Carl Krebsbach gets into a car accident, conversation at the Sidetrack Tap turns even dumber than usual, and Leland buys the Everett house using money he's made running insurance scams, in a monologue from February 1997.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/02/04/nflw_20170204_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for January 28, 2017

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It has been unnaturally warm out there and that has gotten the raccoons thinking that this is the breeding season." A mysterious figure skater out on the lake draws a crowd, Senator K. Thorvaldson finally heads south for the winter, and Donald Thorvaldson catches up with a few classmates, in a monologue from January 2015.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/01/28/nflw_20170128_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for January 21, 2017

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"It got ferociously cold here on Thursday--Wednesday and Thursday--so school was canceled on Thursday. They heard about it Thursday morning on the rise-and-shine show Ole and Toivu." Senator K. Thorvaldson prepares for a trip to Arizona, Carl Krebsbach considers giving up the carpentry business, and Pastor Liz's boyfriend Cliff attends another service at the Lutheran Church, in a monologue from January 2014.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/01/21/nflw_20170121_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for January 14, 2017

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"We got a little snow -- a little snow Monday night. What a beautiful snowfall it was, and not all that cold out." The recent warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease. Plus, Mr. Hansen lends a hand around the neighborhood while his wife visits her sister in Florida, and reveals an unusual secret, a monologue from January 2012.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/01/14/nflw_20170114_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for January 7, 2017

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600

"Our beautiful fall has come to an end. We got a frost here on Monday night. People were talking about it down at the Chatterbox Cafe." Eloise Krebsbach runs for mayor, the Lutheran Church updates its directory, Carl Krebsbach does a few odd jobs around town, and the Hedlunds dig up a Lake Wobegon ghost story, a monologue from October 2013.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2017/01/07/nflw_20170107_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for December 31, 2016

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"The gospel message this morning at the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church, in case you missed the service, actually the epistle, was the verse from the Colossians in which it says to put on the clothes of compassion and kindness and to forgive each other as God has forgiven us." A few thoughts on making the transition to a new year, in a brief monologue from December 2006.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for December 24, 2016

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been much too warm out there. It's been raining. It looks dreary -- it doesn't look like the festival of lights whatsoever." A series of misunderstandings draws a crowd to Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, the Tolleruds reluctantly accept a gift from a NYC relative, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church celebrates St. Lucia Day, and the high school choir goes caroling, in a monologue from December 2011.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/12/24/nflw_20161224_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for December 17, 2016

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been warm. It's been in the 40s now, so we're having to face up to the prospect of a brown Christmas but we just have to deal with it, that's all." The Tolleruds retrieve and care for their escaped bull, Pastor Liz attempts to increase membership in the men's and women's bible study groups, and Darlene flirts with Nelson Tollefson, a monologue from December 2015.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for December 10, 2016

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"You've come to that long, cold, dark time of the year. Not much can be said about that, except that if you have not spent December in the north of Norway, then you don't know what 'cold and dark' is." Pastor Inqvist considers writing a book about Lake Wobegon, Dorothy second-guesses a sentence in her Christmas letter, and Betty Ingebretsen accompanies the 4th and 5th grade carolers at the Good Shepherd Home, in a monologue from December 2014.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for December 3, 2016

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"We finally got our decent snowfall here on Wednesday night and now Minnesota can look Buffalo and the Yukon in the eye. We need not be ashamed any longer." Mr. Berge enlists shoveling help after the season's first big snowfall, Corrine Tollerud breaks up with her boyfriend, thoughts on modern child rearing, and memories of harrowing school bus rides, in a December 2013 monologue.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/12/03/nflw_20161203_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for November 26, 2016

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"It's been chilly, but then we expected it would be. It's been clear sunny days, cold, clear nights. You can look up and see the stars up there." Lake Wobegon celebrates Thanksgiving by sharing a few stories from years past, the Tollefsons prepare a turkey using their grandmother's recipe, and Pastor Liz's boyfriend attends a service at the Lutheran Church, in a monologue from November 2013.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/11/26/nflw_20161126_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for November 19, 2016

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"We got some more snow here this last week and it's been a little bit cold--no big deal. People are cheerful out there. Furnaces are on now." The town prepares for ice fishing season, Solveig returns from California to make lutefisk, and the exiles begin to trickle back home for Thanksgiving, in a monologue from November 2014.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/11/19/nflw_20161119_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for November 12, 2016

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600

"It's gotten cold up there, just genuinely cold, and we can tell it's cold because the teenagers are now putting on jackets and scarves and mittens and hats and so forth." Fred contemplates giving up furnace repair and moving to Texas, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church prepares for its lutefisk dinner, Myron has knee replacement surgery, and Pastor Liz receives a strange call for help in the middle of the night, a monologue from November 2013.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/11/12/nflw_20161112_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for November 5, 2016

Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"There was a full moon on Thursday, it snowed a little bit, the sun now goes down before five o'clock and will for a while. Cold is here. The kids are still wearing light jackets because they're from here, that's all." Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church celebrates All Saints' Day and Clint Bunsen gives up deer hunting, a monologue from November 2014.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for October 29, 2016

Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"We had our big frost and it turned cold. All the flowers are dead. They say we'll get some snow before Thanksgiving." Donnie Krebsbach heads to Minneapolis to visit his in-laws and his son returns to town to help a distraught girl learn more about her uncle (who, it turns out, was secretly engaged to Tina Lundeen), a monologue from November 2013.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/10/29/nflw_20161029_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for October 22, 2016

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been chilly, of course, because it is almost the end of October. Mist over the lake every morning, the Canada Geese are heading South overhead." Pastor Liz delivers a sermon about the Parable of the Wedding Feast, a man visits Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery to buy a cup of coffee though they don't sell coffee, and the story of the time Eugene Berge picked up a hitchhiker, in an October 2014 monologue.


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The News from Lake Wobegon for October 15, 2016

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's fall. It's a gorgeous, gorgeous fall. It's been chilly, down into the 30s at night." Thoughts on the benefits of cold weather and Minnesota living, the town watches a lunar eclipse, and Pastor Liz moves into the Lewises' cabin, in a monologue from October 2014.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/10/15/nflw_20161015_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for October 8, 2016

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"Been chilly, chilly at night, in the 30s. The crickets are all quiet. We hear the 'pop' of the shotguns from duck hunting." With the election approaching, politics begin to affect marriages, Carla Bunsen receives funding for her performance art piece in New York City, and the Lutheran Church holds its Senior Banquet, in a monologue from October 2014.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/10/08/nflw_20161008_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for October 1, 2016

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"Homecoming week this week at Lake Wobegon High School, not that we expect alumni to come back--they don't. They come back, maybe, for the holidays." High school students prepare for the homecoming dance, Laurel returns to town from Long Beach, California after 22 years, and Pastor Liz worries after giving a sermon that everyone enjoys, in a monologue from October 2013.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/10/01/nflw_20161001_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for September 24, 2016

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"We're all used to disappointment and heartbreak in Lake Wobegon. We're all used to being left behind, of course, it's the story of our lives." Clint Bunsen tries to help a skunk out of a live trap, the host recalls an autumn morning that changed him forever, and Eloise Krebsbach sends her boyfriend to chemical dependency treatment, in a monologue from October 2009.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/24/nflw_20160924_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for September 17, 2016

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"This was the week when the weather turned, just came all of a sudden. This last week, the wind shifted around from the North and you could feel that the temperature dropped about 20 degrees." In a monologue from October 2004, the host wades into frigid water to help Uncle Dean and Aunt Evelyn retrieve the dock, and considers Kafka while visiting Prague. Cousin Larry visits relatives in Norway.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/17/nflw_20160917_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for September 10, 2016

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been cold and windy there and on the verge of turning warm and sunny, and just when you think it will, we get a little bit of snow, typical for Minnesota at this time of the year." Regulars visit the Chatterbox Café to complain about their lives and Carl Krebsbach reminisces about an early relationship with Anne Marie Meister, a monologue from April 1995.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/10/nflw_20160910_64.mp3




SFX - The Minnesota Show for September 3, 2016

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

There are a lot of new foods and exhibits at the Minnesota State Fair this year...


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/03/aphc_20160903_sfx_128.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for September 3, 2016

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been a beautiful, beautiful last week of summer, especially for those of us who don't have to work -- you know, which I don't, being retired and everything. It heightens the pleasure to see other people working so hard, which you do." Thoughts on growing up as a writer in Lake Wobegon, and a few memories of high school romance at the Minnesota State Fair.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/03/nflw_20160903_64.mp3




Mel's - The Minnesota Show for September 3, 2016

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Mel's Buffet at the Minnesota State Fair: the place to go if you want to avoid salad.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/03/aphc_20160903_mel_128.mp3




Mom - The Minnesota Show for September 3, 2016

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Duane's mom calls while he's attending the Minnesota State Fair.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/03/aphc_20160903_mom_128.mp3




Guy Noir - The Minnesota Show for September 3, 2016

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Guy Noir works security at the Minnesota State Fair and accidentally interrupts a public radio podcast.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/09/03/aphc_20160903_noir_128.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for August 27, 2016

Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been hot there this last week -- got up to 93 on Wednesday and that took the starch out of Norwegian Bachelor Farmers in particular." Thoughts on the benefits of summer cabins, the Inqvists reconcile after a night at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club, and Arlene Bunsen holds a bridal shower for her nephew's fiancée, in a monologue from June 2015.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/08/27/nflw_20160827_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for August 20, 2016

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been chilly, been cloudy this whole week but we're used to it. It doesn't really matter." Lake Wobegon High School's class of 2013 graduates, tales of graduation ceremony pranks from years past, and thoughts on being a commencement speaker, in a monologue from June 2013.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/08/20/nflw_20160820_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for August 13, 2016

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been hot and humid out there. Some people are sitting around limp in the face of their air conditioners with their arms wrapped around them and a lot of people are not so troubled by 105-degree heat." Carl Krebsbach soldiers on through a heatwave while repairing the siding on the Bunsens' house, memories of the winter Great Aunt Cooter went berserk can help keep you cool during a summer heatwave, the Dieners' daughter postpones her wedding and this makes people think about the state of their own marriages, in a monologue from July 2011.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/08/13/nflw_20160813_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for August 6, 2016

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"We had some thunderstorms in Lake Wobegon this last week. We say it was a quiet week in Lake Wobegon but it was kind of wild and kind of violent." The Whippets defeat the Holdingford Bulls in the rain on another long fly ball from Wayne Tommerdahl, Father Emil returns to Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, garage sale season begins, and the Women's Bible Study Group goes skinny-dipping, in a monologue from June 2014.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/08/06/nflw_20160806_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for July 30, 2016

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"Glorious, glorious, glorious, magnificent week of fall. These beautiful, beautiful trees -- such splendor, such majesty." Pastor Inqvist gets a new hat; encounters Merle Sanderson, one of the Lutheran pastors who was with him during an infamous pontoon boat incident; performs a last-minute baptism; and receives a troubling telephone message -- a monologue from October 2000.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/07/30/nflw_20160730_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for July 23, 2016

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"Such a beautiful, beautiful, heartbreaking, terribly beautiful fall. You go out and walk along the streets of that little town, under the golden, and the red and the orange, trees." Darryl and Marilyn Tollerud visit their son Eric at St. Cloud State and reminisce about the early years of their courtship, Marilyn attends her parents' 60th anniversary party, and Darryl discovers a box of letters from his first love, Ellen -- a monologue from October 1999.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/07/23/nflw_20160723_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for July 16, 2016

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"Last Saturday night, people in Lake Wobegon ate supper on their porches and went outside after the sun went down, in their shirtsleeves, and walked out under the full moon." Earl and Ruby Dickmeyer plan a trip to visit their daughter Debbie in Fort Myers, Earl's "World's Largest Pile of Burlap Bags" attracts international acclaim, and Ruby and Sister Arvonne argue about the latest selection for the ladies' book club, in a monologue from October 1997.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/07/16/nflw_20160716_64.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for July 9, 2016

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"Summer has come on, the raspberries are ripe, there are hummingbirds everywhere -- it's been getting warm and humid here." Wally brings a case of mead to the Sidetrack Tap, the parents of Lake Wobegon deal with high school and college students who are home for the summer, and the perfect cover story for laziness, in a monologue from June 2013.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/07/09/nflw_20160709_64.mp3




Catchup - A Prairie Home Companion for July 2, 2016

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"We came to Minnesota from California to simplify our lives, but maybe we forgot something..." -- A message from the Catchup Advisory Board.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/07/02/aphc_20160702_catchup_128.mp3







SFX - A Prairie Home Companion for July 2, 2016

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's good to be here in Hollywood, especially if you grew up evangelical, it makes it more meaningful..."


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/07/02/aphc_20160702_sfx_128.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for June 25, 2016

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"So, so beautiful, what a beautiful week of summer. This green all around us and this blue sky and these big white puffy clouds, like a picture that you would have made in the 4th grade with your crayons and been so proud of." Pastor Liz takes a group of teenagers on a Boundary Waters canoe trip, leads a sing-along on "Kumbaya," and tells them about her favorite boyfriend.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/25/nflw_20160625_64.mp3




Trump - A Prairie Home Companion for June 25, 2016

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Enroll in a four-week course, The Art of the Trumpet. There is no need for musical talent whatsoever.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/25/aphc_20160625_trump_128.mp3




Mom - A Prairie Home Companion for June 25, 2016

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Duane's mom calls him while he's visiting a cellist Tanglewood.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/25/aphc_20160625_mom_128.mp3




Fritz - A Prairie Home Companion for June 25, 2016

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A word from Fritz Electronics: The Internet is a part of our lives and we're grateful for it, except sometimes it becomes an enemy...


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/25/aphc_20160625_fritz_128.mp3













P.O.E.M. - A Prairie Home Companion for June 18, 2016

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

The Professional Organization of English Majors: we correct because we care.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/18/aphc_20160618_poem_128.mp3







The News from Lake Wobegon for June 18, 2016

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It has been warm, warm, warm out there, and sunny. It's been beautiful with a few little thunderstorms in there for punctuation. People love those. It's really the variety of our lives." Pastor Liz smokes a cigarette at the Chatterbox Café, Darlene's ex husband leaves his new wife, Florian Krebsbach buys a new piece of farm equipment, and the host recalls a shameful tomato incident.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/18/nflw_20160618_64.mp3




Accent - A Prairie Home Companion for June 11, 2016

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A message from Earl's School of Accents: Learning a new accent can be a major asset in your professional life.


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https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/11/aphc_20160611_accent_128.mp3




SFX - A Prairie Home Companion for June 11, 2016

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Our sound effects man Fred Newman is looking forward to his summer vacation...


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/11/aphc_20160611_sfx_128.mp3




Movie - A Prairie Home Companion for June 11, 2016

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

...coming soon to a movie theater near you: 'The House Guest!' He's here. Deal with it.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/11/aphc_20160611_movie_128.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for June 11, 2016

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been hot there this weekend, gradually getting up into the 90s, which makes Scandinavians very short-tempered. As soon as it gets up around 75, they become very impatient when they're perspiring." Mr. Halvorson decided to keep the high school's graduation ceremony outdoors in the face of threatening weather, the host recalls delivering a disastrous commencement address in 1985, and thoughts on modern grad parties.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/11/nflw_20160611_64.mp3




Grads - A Prairie Home Companion for June 11, 2016

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Here's to the children who grew up to soon / who all graduated one Sunday in June...


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/11/aphc_20160611_grads_128.mp3




Advice to Graduates - A Prairie Home Companion for June 4, 2016

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A poem for all the recent graduates: "Be happy, be bold, that's what my advice is..."


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/04/aphc_20160604_advice_128.mp3




Guy Noir - A Prairie Home Companion for June 4, 2016

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Guy Noir visits the new Atlanta Braves stadium and tangles with the city's parking enforcement drones.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/04/aphc_20160604_noir_128.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for June 4, 2016

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been rainy and that's a good thing, it gives you a chance to stop and think things over and relieves you of having to do the things that you thought you had to do." Pastor Inqvist and his family return for Memorial Day weekend, Clint Bunsen has a brain seizure while fixing Pastor Liz's car, and the Whippets beat the Freeport Flyers in the Toast and Jelly Days game.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/06/04/nflw_20160604_64.mp3




Radio - A Prairie Home Companion for May 28, 2016

Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

You know their voices from public radio but do you know who they are as people?


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/28/aphc_20160528_radio_128.mp3




Rehab - A Prairie Home Companion for May 28, 2016

Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A song about the recent reaction to a certain presidential candidate.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/28/aphc_20160528_rehab_128.mp3







The News from Lake Wobegon for May 28, 2016

Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"Summer has finally arrived and the birds are singing. Everything is green and people are planting now in a fury of gardening." Barbara Ann Bunsen sends her daughter to a self-esteem program, memories of great old storytellers who have passed away, and the town celebrates Memorial Day.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/28/nflw_20160528_64.mp3







Argonne - A Prairie Home Companion for May 28, 2016

Sat, 28 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Garrison's song about the Battle of the Argonne Forest and World War I, featuring Heather Masse and Rich Dworsky and the band.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/28/aphc_20160528_argonne_128.mp3







The News from Lake Wobegon for May 21, 2016

Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's May, it's been perfect, it's been sunny, it's been in the 70s, been absolutely beautiful. People sleeping at night with the windows open and then they wake up to the sound of birds singing out in the trees." The town finds a way to complain in the midst of beautiful spring weather, Mildred makes off with $220,000 in cash and heads to Buenos Aires, and a few memories of the host's Uncle Jack.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/21/nflw_20160521_64.mp3










Ottumwa - A Prairie Home Companion for May 21, 2016

Sat, 21 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Garrison and Philip Brunelle highlight the many musicians who have appeared at Minneapolis' First Baptist Church.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/21/aphc_20160521_ottumwa_128.mp3










Guy Noir - A Prairie Home Companion for May 14, 2016

Sat, 14 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Guy Noir heads to Spokane to run an errand for Larry, the bass player who lives in the basement.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/14/aphc_20160514_noir_128.mp3




P.O.E.M. - A Prairie Home Companion for May 14, 2016

Sat, 14 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

English majors. Do you mind if we point out a mistake? Correct English is so important as you text or tweet or post on Facebook, and bad grammar gives an impression of stupidity. A word from the Professional Organization of English Majors.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/14/aphc_20160514_poem_128.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for May 14, 2016

Sat, 14 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been chilly there, rather chilly last night. As a matter of fact, it almost got down below freezing, maybe just barely did, because a few snowflakes fell in town. Only a few people felt them." Fishing season begins and men take to the water to contemplate life, Marilyn Tollerud catches her husband in an embarrassing situation, Father Wilmer gets a DNA test to learn more about his ancestry, and Mary Tollefson sends her cousin Bernice to a recovery program for retired clergy.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/14/nflw_20160514_64.mp3




Wildlife - A Prairie Home Companion for May 14, 2016

Sat, 14 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Rainbow Motor Oil and the Rainbow family of automotive products brings you: Dr. Brad Triplett, Veterinary Urologist.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/14/aphc_20160514_wildlife_128.mp3




SFX - A Prairie Home Companion for May 14, 2016

Sat, 14 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

Mr. Fred Newman our sound effects man was not always the top sound effects man in public radio today, once he was a mere office manager...


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/14/aphc_20160514_sfx_128.mp3




Rhubarb - A Prairie Home Companion for May 7, 2016

Sat, 07 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

So you wake up and you feel great until you remember you have to give a speech this morning to the Nashville Society of Bar Code Collectors...


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/07/aphc_20160507_rhubarb_128.mp3




The News from Lake Wobegon for May 7, 2016

Sat, 07 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

"It's been sunny and warm up there, warm enough for us anyway, and it's just been absolutely beautiful -- been paradise, gorgeous." Clarence Bunsen gets a haircut, the Lutheran Church council deals with a few small issues, and Duane Bunsen and his wife repair their relationship.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/APM-APHCNFLW/play.publicradio.org/rss/d/podcast/nflw/2016/05/07/nflw_20160507_64.mp3