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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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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 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: 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: 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 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 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 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: 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! - 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: 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 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 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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May 30, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, May 30, 2015

"It's been warm and sunny and the town is beautiful. The grass is green and the flowers are in bloom. This town looks like calendar art." Senator K. Thorvaldson returns to town after a trip through South America, the Whippets open their season but lose their ace starting pitcher in the 4th inning, and Pastor Liz loses her train of thought in the middle of a sermon.
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May 23, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, May 23, 2015

"It's been an exciting, exciting week. We had storms early in the week. Sunday and Monday, the sky got dark and, y'know, we were hoping for something really dramatic." Memories of the miraculously eventful tornado of 1985, the Lutheran Church holds its church supper in the basement due to weather, Duane Tollerud realizes he does not enjoy fishing, and the host recalls a life-changing hot air balloon ride.
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May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Long Weekend Blues

Saturday, May 23, 2015

For the busy executive, Memorial Day Weekend cuts into valuable time that could be spent working.
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May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Whitman / "Tenting Tonight"

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Garrison reads a letter from Civil War lieutenant George Whitman about the Battle of Antietam and sings "Tenting Tonight" with Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan, and Rich Dworsky and The Wolves of Rhythm.
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May 23, 2015: Bonus download! - Guy Noir

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Guy Noir heads to Washington D.C. to advise Governor Jeb Bush's presidential campaign.
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May 16, 2015: The News from Lake Wobegon

Saturday, May 16, 2015

"It's been raining and chilly at night out there so people are way behind on lawn care, but the tulips and daffodils are in bloom." The town re-examines its philosophy on lawn care, the Lutheran Church holds its church picnic, and the war between Pastor Haugen and his secretary Marlene intensifies, in a monologue from May 2014.
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