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February 13

When the Winter Comes

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This week: The Old Scout is back at the mic for a live broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater on Exchange Street in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We’ll have high-octane bluegrass from Della Mae, up from Nashville by way of Boston; crisp country sounds from local heroes The Cactus Blossoms; and a few duets with the host from Heather Masse and Christine DiGiallonardo. Plus: the Royal Academy of Radio Actors — Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman — will be on hand for scripts and scenes about winter life in Minnesota; music director and pianist Rich Dworsky conducts our rock’n’roll radio orchestra (Bernie Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and Chris Siebold, guitar); and we’ll have an update on two weeks’ worth of happenings and News from Lake Wobegon. Join us over the airwaves or watch live (Saturday, 5pm Central) at prairiehome.org!

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February 20

Winter Dreams

This week: another midwinter broadcast from the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota. World-traveling rhythm masters Buckets and Tap Shoes are heading over from Minneapolis for a little music created with the aforementioned items, and pretty much anything else they can get their feet on. Plus: a few scripts and winter scenes from our Royal Academy of Actors — Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; pianist and music director Rich Dworsky with the Exchange Street regulars (Bernie Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold); and an update on the latest News from Wobegon, currently in the middle of this winter’s worst deep freeze. Tune in on your local public radio station or watch live (Saturday, 5pm CT) at prairiehome.org!

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Summer 2015

The America the Beautiful Tour

Featuring Sarah Jarosz,
Fred Newman,
and Rich Dworsky
with The Fare Thee Well Band

 

 

 

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This Week's Joke

What do Frisbeetarians think about death and the afterlife? After death, the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

This joke was submitted by Kit Keller from Cedarburg, WI. Thanks!

January 30 Reactions

I love the new host. I have been listening since 1975 faithfully. The new show is wonderful, updated, great music and keeping close to the same format. Thanks so much!

Jan Sutton
Minneapolis Read more

How We Love

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. Mr. S was home at last, and we were having a fine time just sitting there in the kitchen eating pizza and talking and trying to sing along with Mr. Paul Simon’s new song “Wristband” without knowing the words, and laughing a whole lot. Then Mr. S went off to watch his Show, the one that begins precisely at 8 pm, and I proceeded to make a very fine batch of caramels. It’s like that when you have been with someone for a good while. You can do all the things that make you who you are and it’s all fine and good and sometimes the other person will join in, and sometimes they will go do their thing, but you’re still together, in ways, and it feels mighty good. Read more

Driver Down

A bit heavy with the melodramatic title there but a week in a hospital bed can do that to a guy. Nurses bring you stuff. Warning lights and buzzers go off. You are tangled in sheets and it’s all about you. All the time. Your misery. Your boredom. Your pain. Your need to know. Plucked from the dynamic desert and mighty mountain, hauled off and laid down on linens, needled smoothly into blackness, immobilized and sliced open. All this while a concert stage stands waiting in San Francisco for your truckload of gear, with workers hired, talent signed, tickets sold. All now suspended in the quiet liquids of your bleeding torso.

Okay, okay. Enough. We get it. And you aren’t the only fool out there who can wrangle a semi either. So what happened? Read more

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