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Classic episodes from the “A Prairie Home Companion” archives

A Prairie Home Companion: Halloween, 1999

A Prairie Home Companion: Halloween, 1999

“It’s our Halloween weekend show. Compared to Labor Day or Thanksgiving, Halloween is really weird. My next guest is a bat, an ordinary brown bat.”

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A Prairie Home Companion: October 22, 2011

A Prairie Home Companion: October 22, 2011

With special guests, author, distinguished Broadway actor and Academy Award-nominee John Lithgow. Plus, acoustic duo Storyhill and Nashville guitar man Steve Wariner. 

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A Prairie Home Companion: October 17, 2009

A Prairie Home Companion: October 17, 2009

Another October broadcast, this time from 2009. Featuring country music royalty Rosanne Cash (pictured) and jazz vocalist/songwriter Heather Masse.

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A Prairie Home Companion: October 28, 2006

A Prairie Home Companion: October 28, 2006

An October broadcast with very special guests, the Queen of the blues renaissance herself, Bonnie Raitt, and firecrackers of the Canadian prairie The Wailin’ Jennys.

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A Prairie Home Companion: 1996 Young Artists

A Prairie Home Companion: 1996 Young Artists

The Young Artists’ Showcase of 1996, featuring artists in their teens and twenties. Kate MacKenzie, the band Solas, Michael Cleveland, and future host Chris Thile appear.

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A Prairie Home Companion: 2005 Opener

A Prairie Home Companion: 2005 Opener

The official kickoff to the 2005 season! Featuring Andy Stein, Prudence Johnson, and after the show, our annual street dance and meatloaf supper on Exchange Street in St. Paul.

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A Prairie Home Companion: Charlottesville, 2003

A Prairie Home Companion: Charlottesville, 2003

Featuring Americana music masters Robin and Linda Williams, rollicking bluegrass musicians Mountain Heart, and the late Mike Seeger (pictured).

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A Prairie Home Companion: 2000s openers

A Prairie Home Companion: 2000s openers

A remix of season opener shows from the 2000’s featuring Sara Jarosz and more. In Lake Wobegon, Dorothy at the Chatterbox Cafe is raising eyebrows with a new hairdo.

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A Prairie Home Companion: State Fair 2016

A Prairie Home Companion: State Fair 2016

More State Fair nostalgia! It’s our 2016 performance at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. Grab a bucket of warm chocolate chip cookies and listen in.

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A Prairie Home Companion: State Fair Compilation

A Prairie Home Companion: State Fair Compilation

A compilation of our shows at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. With Garrison’s song, “You Better Leave That Corndog Alone.”

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