Live From Here

Saturdays at 6pm on HPR-1

There has been plenty of adventure in the past 40-plus years — broadcasts from Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Germany, Iceland and almost every one of the 50 states; wonderful performers, little-known and world-renowned; standing ovations and stares of bewilderment. We’ve missed planes, coped with lost luggage, dodged swooping bats and hungry mosquitoes, plodded through blizzards, and flown by the seat of our pants. Today, A Prairie Home Companion is heard by 4 million listeners each week on nearly 700 public radio stations, online, and on the American Forces Networks, SiriusXM Radio, Radio New Zealand, and KPRG in Guam. Garrison recalls, “When the show started, it was something funny to do with my friends, and then it became an achievement that I hoped would be successful, and now it’s a good way of life.” A Prairie Home Companion is produced by Prairie Home Productions, and distributed nationwide by American Public Media. The program is underwritten by Ford.

Ways to Connect

Thom Bennett

On Saturday, March 3, American Routes returns to HPR-1 from 6 - 8 pm. This two-hour weekly program presents a broad range of American music — blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. For the last 20 years it has been hosted and produced by Nick Spitzer, a folklorist and a professor of anthropology and American studies at Tulane University.

A New Sound to "A Prairie Home Companion"

Jan 22, 2016

Chris Thile (THEEL-ee) will be taking over as host of A Prairie Home Companion in the fall. He made his first appearance on the show in 1996 at the age of 15. At that time, he had already been playing mandolin for a decade.