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A Prairie Home Companion

A Prairie Home Companion is a weekly radio variety show created and hosted by Garrison Keillor that aired live from 1974 to 2016. In 2016, musician Chris Thile took over as host, the successor show was renamed Live from Here. A Prairie Home Companion aired on Saturdays from the Fitzgerald Theater in Minnesota. S. cities. The show is known for its musical guests folk and traditional musicians, tongue-in-cheek radio drama, relaxed humor. Keillor's wry storytelling segment, "News from Lake Wobegon," was the show's best-known feature during his long tenure. Distributed by Minnesota Public Radio's distribution arm, American Public Media, A Prairie Home Companion was heard on 690 public radio stations in the United States at its peak in spring 2015 and reached an audience of four million U. S. listeners each week. The show borrowed its name from a radio program in existence in 1969, named after the Prairie Home Cemetery near Concordia College, in Moorhead, Minnesota, it inspired a 2006 film of the same name, written by Keillor.

The Saturday-evening show was a partial spin-off of A Prairie Home Morning Show with Keillor and Tom Keith, which ran from 6 to 9 a.m. on Minnesota Public Radio and was continued by Keith and Dale Connelly for many years as The Morning Show. After researching the Grand Ole Opry for an article, Keillor became interested in doing a variety show on the radio. On July 6, 1974, the first live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion took place on Minnesota Public Radio; that show was broadcast from St. Paul in the Janet Wallace Auditorium of Macalester College. Twelve audience members turned out children; the second episode featured the first performance on the show by Butch Thompson, who became house pianist. Thompson stayed with the program until 1986 and still performs on the show. In 1978, the show moved into the World Theater in St. Paul, which Minnesota Public Radio purchased and renovated in 1986 and renamed the Fitzgerald Theater in 1994; this is the same venue. A Prairie Home Companion began national distribution in May 1980.

Because National Public Radio rejected the show due to its president Frank Mankiewicz perceiving the show as too expensive and insulting towards small towns, the show was distributed through a public radio satellite system, completed by June 1980 and allowed NPR member stations to distribute programs outside the NPR network. In 1983, Minnesota Public Radio president William Kling started a new company to distribute A Prairie Home Companion called American Public Radio, which would be renamed Public Radio International in 1994; the show went off the air in 1987, with a "final performance" on June 13, Keillor married and spent some time abroad during the following two years. For a brief time, the show was replaced—both on the air and in the World Theater—by Good Evening, hosted by Noah Adams, a live variety show designed by ex-Prairie Home and All Things Considered staffers to retain the audience Keillor had cultivated over the years. However, many stations opted instead to continue APHC repeats in its traditional Saturday time slot.

In 1989, Keillor returned to radio with The American Radio Company of the Air, broadcast from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The new program featured a broadly similar format to A Prairie Home Companion, with sketches and musical guests reflecting a more New York sensibility, rather than the country and folk music predominant in APHC. While Keillor sang and delivered a regular monologue on American Radio Company, Lake Wobegon was downplayed, as he felt it was "cruel" to talk to a Brooklyn audience about life in a small town. During this period, Keillor revived the full APHC format only for "annual farewell performances." In the fall of 1992, Keillor returned to the Fitzgerald Theater with ARC for the majority of the season, with Lake Wobegon and other APHC elements but unmistakably returning to prominence. The following year, on October 2, 1993, the program reverted to the A Prairie Home Companion name and format. While many of the episodes originated from St. Paul, the show traveled to other cities around the U.

S. and overseas for its live weekly broadcasts. Common road venues included The Town Hall in New York City, it broadcast a show each year from the Minnesota State Fair. The show was distributed nationally by Minnesota Public Radio in association with Public Radio International, its distributor was Minnesota Public Radio's distribution unit, American Public Media. Singer Sara Watkins of San Diego, California hosted the January 2011, broadcast; the format was the same, but Keillor appeared only as a guest actor and to deliver the News from Lake Wobegon. He claimed, it was reported that this could be the beginning of a trend toward Keillor's eventual retirement, on March 16, 2011, Keillor stated in an interview with the AARP that he would most retire from the show by the time he turned 70 in August 2012. On January 29, 2011, Erica Rhodes expressed frustration over not being picked to guest host. In September 2011, Keillor told The Tuscaloosa News that his last broadcast would be recorded in "early July 2013", that instead of a permanent replacement host, there will be "a whole group of people.

A rotation of hosts", but in December 2011 Keillor said he had changed his mind and

Paradise Street, Oxford

Paradise Street is a street in central Oxford, England. It is to the southwest of Oxford Castle; the street runs across Castle Mill Stream. It continues to the east into Castle Street. Both Greyfriars and Blackfriars lived here. On the south side of the street is a late 17th-century house, conserved in 1985. Swan Bridge is a Grade II listed bridge over the Castle Mill Stream forming part of Paradise Street; the bridge was Grade II listed in 1972. The Swan's Nest Brewery the Swan Brewery, was established by the early 18th century in Paradise Street. In 1795, it was acquired by William Hall; the brewery became known as Hall's Oxford Brewery. Hall's Brewery was acquired by Samuel Allsopp & Sons in 1926, after which it ceased brewing in Oxford. In 1885, Castle Terrace was built by F. J. Codd in the street; this became Simon House, for homeless men. Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxford

1966–67 Yugoslav First League

The 1966–67 Yugoslav First League season was the 21st season of the First Federal League, the top level association football league of SFR Yugoslavia, since its establishment in 1946. Sixteen teams contested the competition, with Sarajevo winning their first national title. At the end of the previous season Radnički Belgrade and NK Trešnjevka were relegated, they were replaced by Čelik. First League topscorer: Mustafa Hasanagić - 18 goals 1966–67 Yugoslav Second League 1966–67 Yugoslav Cup Yugoslavia Domestic Football Full Tables

Melinda Weaver

Melinda Weaver is an Australian softball player from Brisbane, Queensland. She plays shortstop and held softball scholarships with the Queensland Academy of Sport and the Australian Institute of Sport. At national competitions, she represents Queensland, she missed out at competing at the 2008 Summer Olympics as a result of injury. She is vying for a spot on the team to compete at the World Championships in 2012. Weaver was born in February 1987 in Brisbane, she has lived in Caboolture and attended Grace College. Her hobbies include surfing and jetskiing. Weaver is a shortstop, she has played for the Queensland Academy of Sport. In 2007, she played for a Queensland Academy of Sport side against China. In the game, she had a walk in a 3 -- 1 loss. In 2009, she was unable to play for the Australian Institute of Sport team because she got a contract to play professionally in Italy. Weaver has held a softball scholarship from and played for the Australian Institute of Sport, which happened in 2008. Weaver has played softball for several clubs, including the Caboolture Softball Association and Brisbane Redsox.

In 2001, she played for the Brisbane U16 squad. At the competition, she dislocated her thumb. In 2008, she competed in the Queensland Open Women's State Championships where she again played for the Brisbane side. Weaver missing out on the 2008 Games, she took a four-month break from the sport. Weaver has represented Queensland on the senior level at national competitions. In 2002, she represented Queensland at the U15 national championships, she was a member of the senior Queensland team in 2008. She was a member of the 2009 team, she competed again in the Gilley Cup in 2011, where it was important for her to play well because it was being used for selection for the national team to compete at the 2012 World Championships. Weaver was a member of the national team in 2007 and participated in a six-game test series against China in the Redlands; this was her first international competition with the team. She was on the short list of national team members to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics but did not make the final squad to go to Beijing.

Her lack of selection was a result of missing several national team training camps because of a broken wrist. She attended the Games as a spectator, she is a member of the 2012 Australia women's national softball team and is trying to solidify a spot on the squad so she can compete at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships. Weaver first played professional softball in 2009 for an Italian side, she signed with an Italian Nuoro side during the 2011/2012 offseason. In 2008, Weaver was the Caboolture Sportsperson of the Year

List of Indian Shaker Church buildings in Washington

This is a list of Indian Shaker Church buildings in Washington state. Indian Shaker Church building architecture is unique to the Pacific Northwest, with unadorned, unpainted rectangular wooden structure; the list is derived from Washington Secretary of State archives. Malott Muckleshoot Indian ReservationMud Bay — Mud Bay Indian Shaker Church was the first Shaker Church Neah Bay Nespelem Nisqually State Park Nooksack Oakville Queets Skokomish; the original about 18-by-24-foot church was oriented in an east-west direction, in a manner that would set the pattern for subsequent church architecture. Sources "Washington churches", INDIAN SHAKER CHURCH OF WASHINGTON, RECORDS, Washington Secretary of State, c. 1996, pp. 16–17, Ms 29 Flewelling, Stan, "Auburn-area Churches", White River Journal, White River Valley Museum Mooney, James, "The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890", Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1892–1893, U.

S. Government Printing Office Walker, Deward E. Jr. "Religious Movements", in Sturtevant, William C.. S. National Park Service Park request for proposal, Nisqually Tribe, May 22, 2014 Media related to Indian Shaker Church buildings at Wikimedia Commons


Shirgah is a city and capital of Shirgah District, in Savadkuh County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8,529, in 2,269 families. Shirgah is one of four cities in Savadkuh County, it is adjoined by Ghaemshahr in the north and the Babol road in the west. It has 8,000 people, 3,000 people in its villages; the road connecting Tehran to Ghaemshahr passes through, as does the railway from Tehran to the north. The job of most people in this area is farming and cultivating because it is surrounded by mountains every side except farm the north and has from lands, its mountains called Veresk in the east and Sarah sar and Shah kooh in the south. Shirgah is the place of meeting of two rivers of the Talar and Keselyan; the Talar originates from the slopes of Gadook. That is, because of this it is called the town of bridges. From these bridges, pool Dokhtar, a historical bridge of Shah Abbas, as its name implies, was made in the Safavid era, Abdangesar and Poole Shahpoor, are the most famous of all.

Some other bridges have been made, such as, on railway in Sartappeh, two in the town, on the way to Ghaemshahr and outside the town. There are only three factories in this city; the wood industries one in Chali, Pichkooban in Sartappeh and wood saturating factory, established in 1932 AD and because of less use of wood bars in rail way its production has been limited. A kind of this factory has been made in Ghazvin province. So, the first saturating factory in Iran. Not much historical studies made about Shirgah and historical stories told by person to person received to us. In this narrated history, it has been tried to get stories from all authorized persons and avoid accepting the unreasonable once. It seems that the city has not much historic record, because its early residents place of this town lived in Chali and Tappesar and specially in Abdangesar The occupation of people in this city is wood cutting and animal husbandry. During the period of going to and returning from the jungles of this area resulted in gradual migration of people in Shirgah and they made small houses that became their permanent houses.

People resided in present town and its skirts that led to establishment of primitive center of Shirgah. The residents of this city made their house on heights so that they could defend themselves against the thieves and outlaws. At the ago of king Reza Khan a brave man called Hojabr soltan fought Reza khan sometimes came in Shirgah and take food, etc. from people. Daring World War 2 some Russian troops have resided in a small part near Kalig Kheil that came to call Russ Abad to equip rebuild and support themselves; as much as we know the former name of Shirgah was Kharkhoon which there are three stories behind it. The first one tells that there were lots of thorny bushes in its Jungles when wood cutters and farmers went among the Jungles their skins got injuries and bleeding so it called Kharkhoon is made up of two smaller words, he told if any other animal beat my lion, it will give its owner a valuable gift. An old and learned farmer knew when a cow gets angry so much and attacks to every stronger animal than it.

So he went to the ruler's palace and stated "I have a cow that can beat the lion". And asked the ruler to bring his lion to the square of town. All the people gather around the square, they were surprised. However, the cow which had a newborn calf and the frightening and powerful lion were taken to the square; the farmer ordered to tie the calf in a place near the cow. The lion was hungry and the cow was so angry when the lion began to attack the calf, the cow attacked the lion bravely and angrily and killed the lion just at first blow; therefore it called Shirgav. Shir means lion and Gov means cow; that it called shirgah, because of pronouncing it fluently. But another one saying that since there were lots of cow producing much amount of milk it called Shirgah that in sense Shir means milk and Gah means place, it seems the third one to be more logic and acceptable than the two former stories, because naming of this area based on the third sense is interesting and scientific and there is a relationship between the name and its meaning as Shir means humidity and Gah means place, because this town has a special climate in the region, Mazandaran province.

It is more rainy and humid in a year. Shirgah has got many beautiful and attractive weather and landscapes mentioned below: Waterfall near road to Zirab city said there. Jungle of Lafoor, rice fields, citrus gardens, nice villas, Keselian river, historical places and bridges and cool weather in summer, natural pools suitable for swimming and so on; that is why many visitors from different parts of the country and all over the world came to visit Shirgah.. If the healthcare and welfare facilities develop, Shirgah will turn into one of the most beautiful enjoyable and attractive city in Iran