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July 25, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, July 25, 2015

"We had about 15 minutes of spring this year, kind of typical in Minnesota, and then it turned into summer all of a sudden." The town avoids Senator K. Thorvaldson and his boring rhubarb stories, and when Sally Emmett gets married after graduating from Macalester College, everyone is mystified by the groom's Californian parents -- a monologue from June 2002.
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July 18, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, July 18, 2015

"We've gotten some snow, even better than that, we've gotten frost -- frost, when you have a clear night and you have high humidity, you wake up in the morning and everything is covered with frost." A terrible flu hits Lake Wobegon, memories of ice skating and smoking in the warming house, storytelling around a bonfire on a frozen lake, and the Lutheran church ends the year with a surplus, in a monologue from January 2013.
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July 11, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, July 11, 2015

"It's been this gorgeous, gorgeous September, this beautiful time--so much happening." Lake Wobegon welcomes the arrival of fall, a bear surprises Irene Bunsen, then stays in town, starting a debate over who will pay to have it removed, and high school students take the ACT exam, in a monologue from September 2013.
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July 4, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, July 04, 2015

"Full blown summer out there. The raspberries are ripe. They're so sweet -- how we love them. The boats are out on the lake, fishing boats and pontoon boats are out there." Mr. Snecker falls asleep on the curb in front of the Chatterbox Cafe, the town holds a mostly successful 4th of July parade, and the story of the famous Living Flag.
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July 4, 2015: Bonus download! - Mom

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Mom calls to inquire about Duane's plans for Independence Day.
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July 4, 2015: Bonus download! - The Lives of the Cowboys

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Dusty and Lefty attend a cowboy contest Macalester College.
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July 4, 2015: Bonus download! - Fireworks

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Garrison celebrated the 4th of July with this poem about fireworks at a family picnic.
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June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - The Lives of the Cowboys

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Dusty and Lefty head to the Berkshires to become bounty hunters
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June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - He Wipes the Tear from Every Eye

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Garrison and Sarah Jarosz, with a tribute to our friend Jean Redpath, who passed away last year
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June 27, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, June 27, 2015

"It's been beautiful summer weather, it's been up in the 80s. We've gotten some rain, not too terribly much and everything is green." Mr. Magendantz changes his lawn-mowing pattern, Irene Bunsen creates her own tomato varieties, the town holds a tractor parade for Midsummer Day, and the host recalls attending a gospel meeting as a teenager.
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June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - Melville

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Author Herman Melville stops by to discuss his book 'Moby Dick.'
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June 27, 2015: Bonus download! - Knee

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A word from our sponsor American Horizontal
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June 20, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, June 20, 2015

"We had some storms out there but it's been all good for us. The mourning doves we hear them in the morning, we see the fireflies at night." Clarence Bunsen sleeps on his boat so he can think in the middle of the night; the story of Mr. Musselman, who was driven from town by deerflies; and the Whippets win a close game.
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June 20, 2015: Bonus download! - Dads / Father's Prayer

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Listen to Garrison's tribute to fathers on Father's Day weekend
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June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Microsoft

Saturday, June 13, 2015

We were near Redmond, the home of Microsoft, so Garrison paid tribute to software near and dear to his heart: Microsoft Word 5.1.
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June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Seattle poem

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A celebration of the uphill lifestyle in Seattle
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June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Sunny Seattle Skies

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The weather in Seattle was a lot nicer than we expected this week, and Garrison wrote a song about it.
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June 13, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, June 13, 2015

"It's been hot there this last week -- got up to 93 on Wednesday and that took the starch out of Norwegian Bachelor Farmers in particular." Thoughts on the benefits of summer cabins, the Inqvists reconcile after a night at the Moonlight Bay Supper Club, and Arlene Bunsen holds a bridal shower for her nephew's fiancee.
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June 13, 2015: Bonus download! - Seattle limericks

Saturday, June 13, 2015

A few limericks featuring the cities and towns of the Seattle area
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June 6, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, June 06, 2015

"It's been cool. There's been some rain, which we appreciate out there because it gives you a reason not to do things you thought you were going to have to do." The high school decides to hold graduation outdoors at the last minute, the class of 2015 pulls off one of the better graduation pranks in recent memory, and the town takes time to enjoy the summer weather.
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