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A live performance at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center
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Agreement restores online access to Prairie Home Companion, Writer’s Almanac
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St. Paul, MN – Garrison Keillor and Minnesota Public Radio have reached an agreement reopening public access to thousands of past shows of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac.
“MPR wants fans of A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac to have free access to the thousands of wonderful performers and artists, musicians and poets whose work is included in those archives, and we want your fans to have free access to the decades of terrific material you created,” MPR President Jon McTaggart wrote in a letter to Keillor on April 5. A full copy of the letter is available at www.garrisonkeillor.com.
“What the agreement means is that I won’t sue MPR for damages and they will allow A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer’s Almanac archives to be available to the public again,” commented Keillor. “And it means that we move on to more interesting things, namely writing stories and creating a podcast. Compared to sitting in mediation, writing is one of life’s great pleasures.”
Within the next 15 days, MPR will restore public access to the thousands of past A Prairie Home Companion shows and broadcasts of The Writer’s Almanac. The public can access these shows by way of a link at www.garrisonkeillor.com. After three years, Keillor and his production company expect to relocate the archives to another platform. MPR also agreed to reopening The Writer’s Almanac Facebook page and to provide Keillor monies owed him under prior contracts.
MPR blocked access to the archives in November after learning of allegations by a woman who had been a freelance writer with Keillor’s production company. Keillor said that MPR’s reaction to the allegations was disproportionate. The settlement agreement doesn’t provide for any payments to the woman or her colleague, a former producer of the Chris Thile show, who claimed he was let go because of his knowledge of the woman’s allegations against Keillor.