Program Update - Prairie Home Productions

Nov 29, 2017

After learning of allegations of inappropriate behavior in the workplace, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) terminated its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies on Wednesday, November 29.

As a result of the termination, MPR and American Public Media (APM) ended distribution and broadcast of The Writer’s Almanac, and rebroadcasts of The Best of a Prairie Home Companion hosted by Garrison Keillor. MPR and APM also announced they would change the name of APM’s current version of A Prairie Home Companion, hosted by Chris Thile.

For listeners of NHPR:

  • As the program is no longer available, NHPR will cease broadcasting The Writer’s Almanac at 6:30 p.m., effective today. In its place for now, NHPR will broadcast more news from All Things Considered - but may consider other program options in the future. 
  • NHPR will continue to carry A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile on Saturday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. According to Minnesota Public Radio, the weekly show will continue but with some exciting changes. Over the coming weeks and months, the show name will be changed, Prairie Home-related brands within the broadcast will be phased out, and the program will evolve even further.

For further information. read the statement from Minnesota Public Radio.