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Turkey Tracks: A Prairie Home Companion

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Turkey Tracks:  October 22, 2013

A Prairie Home Companion

One of the delights of my life is listening to the LIVE BROADCAST of Garrison Keillor’s weekly program “A Prairie Home Companion.”  It airs on NPR from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday night and is repeated on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.  Sometimes I listen to it twice–while I quilt.

“A Prairie Home Companion” is filled with music and skits–and always has a segment where legendary sound man Fred Newman creates the sounds that illustrate a Keillor story.  This program can and does make me chuckle, sing along, and spend some quality time with music and creativity right in my own home.

I podcast the “Lake Wobegon” segments and often listen to them more than once.  But, I thought that once the program was over for the week, it was over–due to copywrite restrictions from the many guests on the show.

This past week’s show was in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Some of you know that I spent many years growing up in Nebraska, from eighth grade through high school.  One guest on this week’s show was a farmer who talked about why he loved farming in Nebraska.

This show featured  Sara Watkins, jazz vocalist Jackie Allen, Tim Russell, Fred Newman, Lynda Crotty, The Guy’s all-Star Shoe Band, and the latest news from Lake Wobegon.

But guess what!!!!  The web site has many utube clips from the show.  So I’m listening again while I type.  And, am thrilled to discover this additional resource.


Here’s a link to videos from last week’s show:



And think about slowing down to do some hand work or machine quilting work while listening to “A Prairie Home Companion.”

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October 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm