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June 25

Like A River Flows

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This week: we’re live from the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood, all the way up in the Berkshires in Lenox, Massachusetts. The DiGiallonardo Sisters join us with their trio of harmonies honed to perfection in Bensonhurst, Heather Masse will sing songs for summer evenings and join the host on a duet or two, and our friend Rob Fisher stops by to offer his encyclopedic knowledge of the American song. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; pianist and music director Rich Dworsky leads Jonathan Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold; and we’ll get an update on the latest News from Lake Wobegon, where the majesty of a Minnesota summer is in full effect. Tune in on your local public radio station or, if you want to see what’s happening on stage, watch live (5pm Central Time) at prairiehome.org — you’ll even have the chance to join us in singing a few songs after the show!

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July 1

Sumus Quod Sumus

This week: we’re at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California for our final broadcast of the season. It’s a duet singing show, with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, Heather Masse, and Christine DiGiallonardo all along to join the host on time-honored American ballads, British Invasion romps, country-western weepers, and Broadway classics, guaranteed to send him off to radio retirement in style. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, with L.A. tales and sound effects straight from rush hour on the 101; pianist and music director Richard Dworsky guides the band (Bernie Dresel on drums, bassist Larry Kohut, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold) through surf melodies and sun-drenched rock’n’roll instrumentals; and one last update on the News from Lake Wobegon, the little town that time forgot, and the decades cannot improve.

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