New 'A Prairie Home Companion' Host Looks To Expand The Show's Sound And Audience

Oct 12, 2016

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After more than 40 years of hosting ‘A Prairie Home Companion,’ Garrison Keillor is handing the show over to his hand-picked successor, mandolinist Chris Thile, who debuts as the show’s new host this weekend.

As a recent article in The New York Times Magazine suggests, it’s going to be a different show with Thile at the helm. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke to Abe Streep, whose article poses the question, “What’s A Prairie Home Companion Without Garrison Keillor?”