Garrison Keillor and Friends

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Garrison Keillor and Friends 250 likes 27 Jun 22
I woke up this morning and my good woman wasn’t gone, she was asleep beside me, I didn’t feel an aching in my head, no blues around my bed. I made coffee, it tasted fine, not like turpentine. I could put gin in the coffee and make it taste like turpentine but why would I? And that’s how I feel about the Six Supremes who’re trying to take us back to the 19th century. No need to grieve over it, November is coming, and the simple solution is to throw the bums out. Elect a Congress with a two-thirds majority in favor of enlarging the Court to fifteen, which will reverse the reversals. Ninety million eligible voters sat out the 2016 election and that’s how we wound up where we are with this ambitious minority in power.
Garrison Keillor and Friends 12 likes 11 Jun 22
Originally broadcast from the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, home of some of the most well-crafted picnic spreads you'll ever see. Pianist Jeremy Denk heads in for a program of artful classical pieces, Chris Thile on his magical mandolin and singer Heather Masse joins for ballads, bluegrass, and duets. Plus: our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; and pianist and music director Richard Dworsky has our house band (drummer Bernie Dresel, Larry Kohut on bass, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and guitarist Chris Siebold) in top form. All that, and an update on the News from Lake Wobegon.
Garrison Keillor and Friends 10 likes 25 Jun 22
Originally broadcast from the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder bring the bluegrass melodies and lightning-fast picking, and Christine DiGiallonardo joins us to sing a few duets with the host and add her voice to our acting company. Plus: that Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Georgia's own Fred Newman; pianist and music director Rich Dworsky steers the house band (drummer Bernie Dresel, Larry Kohut on bass, Richard Kriehn on mandolin and fiddle, and Chris Siebold on guitar) through steamy Southern songs; and an update from Lake Wobegon.