A Prairie Home Companion: News from Lake Wobegon
October 3, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon10/04/15
"This long, strange, warm fall is finally coming to an end. We're about a week away from frost and we're looking forward to that." A mysterious wedding takes place at the Lutheran Church, and memories of when Uncle Earl secretly bought a TV to watch...
September 26, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We've had this very warm September and the trees have not started to turn as yet, but the apples are ripe and there's a smell of them in the air." The host describes a memorable hitchhiking trip to Minneapolis, Pastor Kohler holds a viewing party for...
September 19, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's not the New Year, you know, or anything of the sort, but September: a gorgeous, gorgeous time, and the leaves are turning and the smell of apples in the air." The host recalls a notable childhood moviegoing experience, Lyle Janke's 10th grade...
September 12, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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 the famous walleye Old Pete, Luann cuts...
September 5, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been kind of warm and humid here this last week and yet the migrating birds have been leaving. The orioles and the nighthawks, they know something." Lyle Janske deals with pranksters in the back of his science class, Pastor Liz leaves to write a...
August 29, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been beautiful this last week. The Lake Wobegon Whippets opened their '94 home season with the annual Memorial Day doubleheader at the Wally 'Old Hard Hands' Bunsen Memorial Park." Ernie discovers the secret to a perfect knuckleball as the...
August 22, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We got a good snow here this last week. Over this last weekend, got a foot of snow and it just cheered everybody up immediately." The fresh snow revives conversation around town, Myrtle Anderson tries to return to town 33 years after an embezzlement...
August 8, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"Something about a storm moving through just takes all your troubles with it. All the things that you were worried about this morning just go away with the storm." The Whippets lose a big game to the Avon Bards in the 9th inning, Arlene Bunsen visits...
August 1, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"The crocuses are up and the tulips are up, and then we got a little bit of snow overnight but nobody said a word about it." Dorothy wins the "Guess the Ice Melt" contest, Lyle watches over a tundra swan that has decided to be a dog, and Pastor Liz...
July 25, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We had about 15 minutes of spring this year, kind of typical in Minnesota, and then it turned into summer all of a sudden." The town avoids Senator K. Thorvaldson and his boring rhubarb stories, and when Sally Emmett gets married after graduating...
July 18, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"We've gotten some snow, even better than that, we've gotten frost -- frost, when you have a clear night and you have high humidity, you wake up in the morning and everything is covered with frost." A terrible flu hits Lake Wobegon, memories of ice...
July 11, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been this gorgeous, gorgeous September, this beautiful time--so much happening." Lake Wobegon welcomes the arrival of fall, a bear surprises Irene Bunsen, then stays in town, starting a debate over who will pay to have it removed, and high...
July 4, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"Full blown summer out there. The raspberries are ripe. They're so sweet -- how we love them. The boats are out on the lake, fishing boats and pontoon boats are out there.” Mr. Snecker falls asleep on the curb in front of the Chatterbox Cafe, the town...
June 27, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been beautiful summer weather, it's been up in the 80s. We've gotten some rain, not too terribly much and everything is green." Mr. Magendantz changes his lawn-mowing pattern, Irene Bunsen creates her own tomato varieties, the town holds a...
June 20, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
June 13, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
June 6, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"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...
May 30, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been warm and sunny and the town is beautiful. The grass is green and the flowers are in bloom. This town looks like calendar art." Senator K. Thorvaldson returns to town after a trip through South America, the Whippets open their season but...
May 23, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been an exciting, exciting week. We had storms early in the week. Sunday and Monday, the sky got dark and, y'know, we were hoping for something really dramatic." Memories of the miraculously eventful tornado of 1985, the Lutheran Church holds...
May 16, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon
"It's been raining and chilly at night out there so people are way behind on lawn care, but the tulips and daffodils are in bloom." The town re-examines its philosophy on lawn care, the Lutheran Church holds its church picnic, and the war between...
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