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Classic episodes from the “A Prairie Home Companion” archives

A Prairie Home Companion: August 15, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: August 15, 2009

A poetry compilation show featuring Poets Laureate past and present: Billy Collins (U.S.), Robert Bly (Minnesota) and Maxine Kumin (U.S./New Hampshire).

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A Prairie Home Companion: August 8, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: August 8, 2009

A mix of two Oklahoma shows. In the Lives of the Cowboys, a smooth-talking southern preacher talks Lefty into sitting on a “whoopee cushion of faith.”

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A Prairie Home Companion: July 25, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: July 25, 2009

Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele talk about their runaway summer smash hit movie, Steele Away. Ruth Harrison has to deal with a loud cellphone talker at the reference desk, Maria Jette sings a song for Swedes.

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A Prairie Home Companion: July 18, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: July 18, 2009

A compilation of shows from the Greek Theater, in Los Angeles. A star-studded cast, and in Lake Wobegon, we have the story of Herman the Human Lightning Rod, survivor of seven atmospheric discharges.

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A Prairie Home Companion: July 11, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: July 11, 2009

A compilation show in honor of Bastille Day coming up on July 14, featuring Cafe Boeuf and in Lake Wobegon, the story of Uncle Sigurd who went to France to paint nudes.

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A Prairie Home Companion: July 4, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: July 4, 2009

A very special show, it’s the rebroadcast of our 35th anniversary! A fourth of July celebration sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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A Prairie Home Companion: June 27, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: June 27, 2009

From Tanglewood featuring Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers, young up-and-coming radio actor Martin Sheen, and the legendary Stuart “If It’s Got Strings He Can Play It” Duncan.

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A Prairie Home Companion: June 20, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: June 20, 2009

From the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois. With special guests, Oklahoma blues legend Elvin Bishop, and singer-songwriter Sara Watkins.

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A Prairie Home Companion: June 13, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: June 13, 2009

With special guests, Australian alt-country duo Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Chicago harmonica legend Howard Levy, acclaimed opera soprano Angela Brown, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins.

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A Prairie Home Companion: June 6, 2015

A Prairie Home Companion: June 6, 2015

Featuring pianist and essayist Jeremy Denk, singer Heather Masse (pictured), and The DiGiallonardo Sisters in a show in Canandaigua, New York.

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