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Garrison Keillor's signature monologue, The News from Lake Wobegon, a staple of the live public radio program A Prairie Home Companion.
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Latest episode: April 21, 2017 | 11:00 pm - The News from Lake Wobegon for April 22, 2017

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Displaying episodes 942 through 922
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 22, 2017 (00:13:19) April 21, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"Spring has come out awfully certainly there. Just about two weeks ago there was still ice on the lake and now this past week it got up into the 90s. People running around in shorts, t-shirts." Carl Krebsbach's brother-in-law attempts to assemble a garden tiller, high school students prepare for life after graduation, and Mary Tollefson looks into modeling school, in a monologue from April 2002.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 15, 2017 (00:17:05) April 14, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"Getting warm up there, getting up into the 60s and even thinking about getting up into the 70s so it's been very pleasant -- and no snow fell this last week." The town celebrates the 1st of May, and a few memories of post-prom parties at the Bunsens' cabin, in a monologue from May 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 8, 2017 (00:13:23) April 07, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's spring, spring out there, which, in the case of Minnesota, means there's a little more snow forecast. About eight inches of snow, some places 10 inches, fell." Farmers prepare for spring planting after a successful year, the town takes a break for Easter Vacation, and Darlene meets a man on Match.com, a monologue originally from April 2008.
The News from Lake Wobegon for April 1, 2017 (00:13:30) March 31, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"We've had wind and snow and rain and cold rain and a little snow, that melting snow, and then wind some more. It's spring we know that now, even if it's a little chilly." Darlene has an epiphany while out for an Easter morning walk, Carl Krebsbach feeds a flock of Tundra Swans out on the lake, Viola Tors attends a clothing-optional Lutheran church in Palm Beach, in an April 2016 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 25, 2017 (01:58:59) March 24, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"Had some nice days here this last week. It wasn't too terribly cold. The sun was shining." Lyle teaches high school students about the vernal equinox, the town's old men discuss modern cars, and the last of the rhubarb gets made into pies at the Chatterbox Cafe, in a monologue from March 1997.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 18, 2017 (00:11:18) March 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been beautiful this last week. The sun was shining. It's been a gorgeous, gorgeous winter. We got a little snow on Monday, Thursday, just a decorator snow." Mr. Berge tells a few jokes to ducks out on the lake, the Men's Prayer Group gathers at Bunsen Motors, and the Lutheran Church holds its Lenten soup suppers, in a March 2014 monologue.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 11, 2017 (00:11:04) March 10, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It was the most beautiful snowfall in yesterday morning in Lake Wobegon. It was just gorgeous, it was like something out of a children's book." The town pledges for the annual "Big Plunge" fundraising event, Lake Wobegon High School students learn about owls, and a local English teacher makes an enriching discovery while walking in the woods, in a monologue from March 2013.
The News from Lake Wobegon for March 4, 2017 (00:13:21) March 03, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been warm there. It's been up in the thirties so the snow's been melting and dripping off the icicles, and the sidewalks are clear." Animals venture into the town's yards to look for food, and Alan Jansky returns for a visit after living in Santa Barbara for years, a monologue from March 2008.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 25, 2017 (00:16:28) February 24, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been warm there. It's been up in the 20s and so we don't know when the other shoe is going to drop but we are sure that it will eventually, sooner rather than later." Myrtle Krebsbach hosts the Valentine's Day supper and dance, rumors swirl after Pastor Inqvist spends a few days in Nashville, and thoughts on the temptation of putting your tongue on a pump handle in the winter, a monologue originally from February 2003.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 11, 2017 (00:14:54) February 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cold here, got down to 30-below wind chill here earlier in the week, starting to warm up a little bit now. They are forecasting more snow for Monday, Tuesday night." Corrine Tollerud returns from St. Olaf College for a weekend, the Hansens attempt to prevent their dog from being hit by cars, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church holds its Lenten services, and Cindy Hedlund meets someone online after just a few months as a widow, in a monologue from February 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 18, 2017 (00:14:54) February 17, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cold here, got down to 30-below wind chill here earlier in the week, starting to warm up a little bit now. They are forecasting more snow for Monday, Tuesday night." Corrine Tollerud returns from St. Olaf College for a weekend, the Hansens attempt to prevent their dog from being hit by cars, Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church holds its Lenten services, and Cindy Hedlund meets someone online after just a few months as a widow, in a monologue from February 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 11, 2017 (00:14:14) February 10, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been cold there. The furnaces are starting to make strange noises and enormous icicles the size of Minuteman missiles hang from the eves down there." A few stories about the host's distinguished East Coast ancestors, the Valentine's Day Robbery on the Great Northern Railroad, and a childhood Valentine's Day experience, in a monologue from February 2004.
The News from Lake Wobegon for February 4, 2017 (00:22:40) February 03, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It's been not quite so cold this last week..." Carl Krebsbach gets into a car accident, conversation at the Sidetrack Tap turns even dumber than usual, and Leland buys the Everett house using money he's made running insurance scams, in a monologue from February 1997.
The News from Lake Wobegon for January 28, 2017 (00:11:38) January 27, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It has been unnaturally warm out there and that has gotten the raccoons thinking that this is the breeding season." A mysterious figure skater out on the lake draws a crowd, Senator K. Thorvaldson finally heads south for the winter, and Donald Thorvaldson catches up with a few classmates, in a monologue from January 2015.
The News from Lake Wobegon for January 21, 2017 (00:11:37) January 20, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"It got ferociously cold here on Thursday--Wednesday and Thursday--so school was canceled on Thursday. They heard about it Thursday morning on the rise-and-shine show Ole and Toivu." Senator K. Thorvaldson prepares for a trip to Arizona, Carl Krebsbach considers giving up the carpentry business, and Pastor Liz's boyfriend Cliff attends another service at the Lutheran Church, in a monologue from January 2014.
January 14, 2017: The News from Lake Wobegon (15:00) January 14, 2017 | 4:00 pm
"We got a little snow -- a little snow Monday night. What a beautiful snowfall it was, and not all that cold out." The recent warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease. Plus, Mr. Hansen lends a hand around the neighborhood while his wife visits her sister in Florida, and reveals an unusual secret, a monologue from January 2012.
The News from Lake Wobegon for January 14, 2017 (00:09:01) January 13, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"We got a little snow -- a little snow Monday night. What a beautiful snowfall it was, and not all that cold out." The recent warm weather puts those who suffer from "Pump Handle Phobia" at ease. Plus, Mr. Hansen lends a hand around the neighborhood while his wife visits her sister in Florida, and reveals an unusual secret, a monologue from January 2012.
January 7, 2017: The News from Lake Wobegon (15:00) January 07, 2017 | 4:00 pm
"Our beautiful fall has come to an end. We got a frost here on Monday night. People were talking about it down at the Chatterbox Cafe." Eloise Krebsbach runs for mayor, the Lutheran Church updates its directory, Carl Krebsbach does a few odd jobs around town, and the Hedlunds dig up a Lake Wobegon ghost story, a monologue from October 2013.
The News from Lake Wobegon for January 7, 2017 (00:12:36) January 06, 2017 | 11:00 pm
"Our beautiful fall has come to an end. We got a frost here on Monday night. People were talking about it down at the Chatterbox Cafe." Eloise Krebsbach runs for mayor, the Lutheran Church updates its directory, Carl Krebsbach does a few odd jobs around town, and the Hedlunds dig up a Lake Wobegon ghost story, a monologue from October 2013.
December 31, 2016: The News from Lake Wobegon (15:00) December 31, 2016 | 4:00 pm
"The gospel message this morning at the Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church, in case you missed the service, actually the epistle, was the verse from the Colossians in which it says to put on the clothes of compassion and kindness and to forgive each other as God has forgiven us." A few thoughts on making the transition to a new year, in a brief monologue from December 2006.


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