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This Week on A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile

Oct 13, 2016

Catch it again Sunday at Noon on WXXI AM 1370.

This week: we kick off a new season and a new era as Chris Thile steps to the mic to host a live broadcast from our home base, the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, rock star, and man-about-Nashville Jack White

Jack White
Credit Jo McCaughey

joins us for a few acoustic tunes. We also welcome Brooklyn's Lake Street Dive 

Lake Street Dive
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back to the land of 10,000 lakes -- they're sure to light up Exchange Street with an infectious blend of pop, soul, and jazz -- and comedian Maeve Higgins 

Maeve Higgins

 from County Cork, by way of New York City. Plus: scripts, scenes, and sound effects from our Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Serena Brook, and Fred Newman; and music from The First-Call Radio Players (Richard Dworsky on piano, guitarist Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas on fiddle, Sarah Jarosz singing and playing banjo and octave mandolin, bassist Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor on -- *gasp* -- drums). All that, and a never-before-heard song from Mr. Thile, brought to you by Powdermilk Biscuits, the Catchup Advisory Board, and Beebopareebop Rhubarb Pie and Frozen Rhubarb Pie Filling. Tune in thiw week to WRUR or watch live (Saturday, 6pm - 8pm) at prairiehome.org.