August 22, 1998 rebroadcast with Paula Poundstone, Maria Jette, and Natalie MacMaster
A repeat of PHC's April 12, 1997, broadcast, with comedian Paula Poundstone, opera singer Maria Jette, and 24-year-old Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster. With Deanna Brower, floating down Minnesota's Red River in her house; a dreaded sound-effects surprise party, and a story of host Garrison Keillor's days after high school, when he was a dishwasher in Minneapolis and went on a date with an older woman---she was 25 years old.
August 15, 1998 rebroadcast with Diana Krall, Greg Brown, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet
A repeat of PHC's March 29, 1997, broadcast, with jazz pianist-singer Diana Krall and her trio, singer Greg Brown, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. In "Lives of the Cowboys," Dusty and Lefty run into troublemakers on the trailâworse yet, they're feathered and they're free-range. And, in Lake Wobegon, the Chatterbox Cafe basement is covered with ankle-deep water, which could be breeding a nasty fungus.
August 8, 1998 rebroadcast with Al Franken, Jaki Byard, and the cast of Radio Gals
A repeat of PHC's A repeat of PHC's November 16, 1996, broadcast, with humorist Al Franken, jazz piano legend Jaki Byard, and the cast of Radio Gals, then playing on Broadway. With "The Queen's Drum Solo," Al Franken's parody on BBC classical broadcasts, and a News From Lake Wobegon about Bob Anderson, a New York City dancer whose parents visit from Minnesota.
August 1, 1998 rebroadcast with Rich and Sally Dworsky, Sean O'Driscoll, and Laurence Nugent
A repeat of PHC's November 2, 1996, broadcast: the Richard Dworsky Piano Recital with Rich's sister, singer Sally Dworsky; and Celtic musicians Sean O'Driscoll and Laurence Nugent. With Guy Noir, who is working with a producer, Mr. Nibs, on a new version of Madame Bovary; and Lyle, who's teaching about biological urges in school and facing them at home.
July 25, 1998 rebroadcast with Marcia Ball and Cephas & Wiggins
A repeat of PHC's October 26, 1996, broadcast, with New Orleans-style pianist/singer Marcia Ball Band, Piedmont blues duo Cephas & Wiggins, andâin Lake Wobegonâthe haunted Niemiller farm, and why two of the farm's doors always had to remain locked.
July 18, 1998 rebroadcast with the Turtle Island String Quartet and La Bottine Souriante
A repeat of PHC's October 12, 1996, broadcast, with the Turtle Island String Quartet and a traditional nine-piece band from Quebec called La Bottine Souriante. Features the Six-Minute Iliad, with Jake Nicholson as Achilles, Elvis as Agamemnon, Ross Perot as Hector, and Mr. Rogers as Odysseus.
July 11, 1998 rebroadcast with Manhattan Transfer and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet
A repeat of PHC's October 5, 1996, broadcast, with Manhattan Transfer and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet.
July 4, 1998 broadcast with Iris DeMent, Kelley Hunt, and Calvin Trillin
Live from the the Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, with Iris DeMent, Kelley Hunt, and Calvin Trillin.
June 27, 1998 broadcast with the Bullas and Butch Thompson
Live from the Spokane Opera House in Spokane, Washington, with family band The Bullas and Butch Thompson.
June 20, 1998 broadcast with Gordon Bok, Cindy Kallet, and David Mallet
Live from the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, with Gordon Bok, Cindy Kallet, and David Mallet.