August 22, 2009 rebroadcast with Roy Blount, Jr., Calvin Trillin, Iris DeMent, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and Jearlyn Steele
This week, A Prairie Home Companion is a mix of three shows we've done from the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri -- including one that ranks as the most hazardous show we've ever done, with the thermometer registering over 100 degrees on stage and thunder and lightning closing in on all sides. Roy Blount Jr. talks about the art of the southern supper, Calvin Trillin remembers a childhood marked by chigger bites. Iris DeMent sings "These Hills," the Carolina Chocolate Drops bring to life the foot-stomping old-timey music from the Piedmont region of North Carolina and Virginia, and Jearlyn Steele is on with a word from Mama. Plus, in Lake Wobegon the little ones are off to Zion Bible Camp.