Nov 19, 2011

PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION (November 19, 2011)

A Prairie Home Companion
   with Garrison Keillor



The St. Olaf Orchestra
The St. Olaf Orchestra

The St. Olaf Choir
The St. Olaf Choir

November 19, 2011

This week, a live broadcast performance from the Skoglund Center Auditorium at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. With special guests, the entire St. Olaf Orchestra and St. Olaf Choir in the same space, at the same time. Will there be enough air? Will somebody faint? Tune in and find out! Also with us, Philip Brunelle, vocalist Heather Masse, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell and Sue Scott, Rich Dworsky and Pat Donohue, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Listening Information»

Upcoming Shows

November 19: Northfield, MN  

Special Guests: The St. Olaf Choir, the St. Olaf Orchestra, Heather Masse, Philip Brunelle

November 26: New York, NY  

Special Guests: Dick Hyman and Judy Hyman with Uri Sharlin, Heather Masse

December 3: New York, NY  

Special Guests: Nellie McKay, Calvin Trillin

December 10: New York, NY  

Special Guests: The DiGiallonardo Sisters

December 17: New York, NY  

Special Guest: Gillian Welch

See all Upcoming Shows »


The View from Mrs.
Sundberg's Window

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The storm is coming
(Nov. 14, 2011)

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. It was chilly on Saturday, and there's been no snow, but the few leaves left are blowing around in the wind and it's only a matter of time before everything...


Words and Machines
(Nov. 11, 2011)

Of the thousands of right words this luscious language offers to us, "phlegm" has to be up there in the first tier. It sounds like what it is and its spelling perfectly describes it. A 'flem' spelling wouldn't fit. Flem...

From the 11/12 show

This weekend's complete, uninterrupted Powdermilk Biscuit Break

Pretty Good Jokes

the latest and greatest from the joke machine

What did one rock say to the other after the earthquake? "It wasn't my fault."

This joke was submitted by Mary Hazel from San Jose, CA. Thanks!

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What are you thankful
for? Tell us here.

Hear Garrison on The Splendid Table's Live Thanksgiving Day Broadcast - November 24, 11 a.m. ET

Share Your Hometown Story

My Little Town We've just released My Little Town — a new 3-CD collection of stories from Lake Wobegon. To celebrate, we'd like to hear stories from your hometown! Submit your favorite small town experience and if it's selected to appear on the My Little Town page you'll receive a free copy of the album.

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Archive Fun: Gillian Welch

Gillian Welch

Take a tour through the A Prairie Home Companion archives to discover incredible performances by Gillian Welch, and performances of her songs by other artists who've visited the show.

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