Shows

  • September 7, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Fontella Bass

    September 7, 1996 rebroadcast with Fontella Bass and Lonnie Pitchford

    A rebroadcast of the June 17, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from Jackson, Mississippi, with gospel singer Fontella Bass, bluesman Lonnie Pitchford. Farmer Jim, local radioman met Garrison on the train; in "The News From Lake Wobegon," Minnesotans are lured by sweet Southern voices.

  • August 31, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Chee-yun

    August 31, 1996 rebroadcast with Chee Yun, Paul Rishell, and Annie Raines

    A rebroadcast of the May 20, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from Hartford, Connecticut, with violinist Chee Yun and blues artists Paul Rishell & Annie Raines. In Lake Wobegon, it's graduation day, the fishing opener, and fumes from the repainted Whippets' dugout.

  • August 24, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Maria Muldaur

    August 24, 1996 rebroadcast with Maria Muldaur and the U.S. Navy Band-San Diego

    A rebroadcast of the May 27, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from San Diego, California, with Maria Muldaur and the U.S. Navy Band-San Diego. APHC's Memorial Day show, complete with Sousa music.

  • August 17, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Peter Ostroushko

    August 17, 1996 rebroadcast with Peter Ostroushko & The Mando Boys and Kate & Anna McGarrigle

    Rebroadcast of the May 13, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with Peter Ostroushko & the Mando Boys, and French-Canadian folk musicians Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Sketches include Guy Noir and the lie-detecting dog and the story "The Old Man Who Loved Cheese," with underscoring by Rich Dworsky.

  • August 10, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Leo Kottke

    August 10, 1996 rebroadcast with Leo Kottke and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet

    A rebroadcast of the May 6, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with guitarist Leo Kottke and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Sketches includes "Uncle Art and Gloria," featuring Keillor as Art the Butcher and Erica Rhodes as his talented niece.

  • August 3, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Sharon Olds

    August 3, 1996 rebroadcast with The Duke's Men, Michael Cooney, and Sharon Olds

    A rebroadcast of the April 29, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul Minnesota, with The Duke's Men, playing the music of Duke Ellington; Michael Cooney, singer of old songs; and poet Sharon Olds. "The News From Lake Wobegon" is the hilarious monologue about the Sons of Knute lodge.

  • July 27, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Eric Bogle

    July 27, 1996 rebroadcast with Butch Thompson and Eric Bogle

    A rebroadcast of the April 22, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, with Butch Thompson and Australian singer Eric Bogle. Thompson and pianist Rich Dworsky play "Chopsticks Fantasy," four hands on the piano, and "The News From Lake Wobegon" is the listener favorite-a couple is injured by a ceiling mirror at the Romeo Motel.

  • July 20, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Chet Atkins

    July 20, 1996 rebroadcast with Nanci Griffith, The Fairfield Four, The Hopeful Gospel Quartet, and Chet Atkins

    A rebroadcast of the April 1, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. With Nanci Griffith, The Fairfield Four, Chet Atkins with Paul Yandell, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Songs include "Back Again," about Republicans in Washington; and "Stealin' from Chet," played by Pat Donohue and Chet Atkins.

  • July 13, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Garrison Keillor

    July 13, 1996 Talent from Towns Under 2,000 rebroadcast

    A rebroadcast of the April 8, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota-" Talent From Towns Under 2,000." Featuring six acts from the small towns and rural areas of the upper Midwest: the Bob Brenny Polka Band, harmonica player Larry Cooper, pianist William Munson, guitarist-singer Yata Peinovich, a cappella octet Sometimes 8, and yodeler Janet Sorenson.

  • July 6, 1996
    Garrison Keillor
    Mike Seeger

    July 6, 1996 rebroadcast with the New England Chestnuts, Mike Seeger, and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet

    A rebroadcast of the March 4, 1995 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, live from Amherst, Massachusetts, with the New England Chestnuts, a Contra dance band; traditional musician Mike Seeger; and the Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Sketches includes "Adventures in Ethics," about a talk-show host with a conscience (the conscience's voice is child-actress Erica Rhodes).