July 4, 1998 rebroadcast with Iris DeMent, Kelley Hunt, and Calvin Trillin
hosted by Garrison Keillor
July 1, 2017
From Starlight Theater | Kansas City, MO
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This week's classic rebroadcast: we turn back to July 1998 for an Independence Day gem from the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. Iris DeMent sings "These Hills" and "Sweet is the Melody," Kelley Hunt performs "Talk to Me" and "Back in the Saddle," and Calvin Trillin reads from his book Family Man. Plus: a look back into history and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Pat Donohue and Andy Stein play "Wild Man," and messages from the Cafe Boeuf Kansas City and the Professional Organization of English Majors. In Lake Wobegon, Irene Bunsen gloats when her tomato plants outstrip her brother-in-law Clarence's crop.