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August 20

Any Minute Now

Rebroadcast from June 8, 2013

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This week: a star-studded rebroadcast of our June 2013 visit to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Scottish-Australian institution and world-class songwriter Colin Hay sings “Overkill” and tells the story of why everyone’s always “Looking for Jack,” and our Royal Academy of Radio Actors gets an infusion of Hollywood royalty, with Paula Poundstone, Martin Sheen, and Lily Tomlin lending their voices to Guy Noir and The Lives of the Cowboys. Plus: Jearlyn and Jevetta Steele light up the California night with “Are You Ready for a Miracle?” and Garrison delivers a poignant tribute to a family cat. In Lake Wobegon: a few tales of graduation ceremony pranks from over the years.

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August 27

Down That Innocent Road

Rebroadcast from June 13, 2015

This week: a rebroadcast of our June 2015 show at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville, Washington, with the Caleb Klauder Country Band featuring Reeb Willms, Skolkis, and Squirrel Butter. In Lake Wobegon, Arlene Bunsen holds a bridal shower for her nephew's fiancée.

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The America the Beautiful Tour

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