December 1st, 2017 by Gary Osberg

It has been a tough week here on the third floor of Wimmer Hall. For the latest on Garrison Keillor simply go to I am not sure what the subject line of this Friday note will become, but as of this morning is still working. I am sure that Chris Thile will continue to entertain every Saturday. I for one have come to look forward to the new talent that Chris has been bringing to the show.
Amos Lee for one. I have been watching the YouTube video of Amos performing “A Change is Gonna Come” a lot since Wednesday. If you would like the link, just ask.

This week APHC is back live with the first of three December broadcasts from The Town Hall in New York, New York. Spoon joins Chris with sonically adventurous rock’n’roll from their new album Hot Thoughts; Cécile McLorin Salvant is on hand, fresh off her third Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album; and comedian Carmen Lynch stops by with incisive observations from the darker side of life. Plus: a brand-new Song of the Week and a fresh crop of musician birthdays from host Chris Thile and the band — singer Sarah Jarosz, pianist and music director Richard Dworsky, Mike Elizondo on bass, guitarist Julian Lage, drummer Ted Poor, and Gabe Witcher on fiddle; high camp and low humor from our acting company, Serena Brook, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman; and an Instant Song Request from you, the listeners. Tune in on your local public radio station, or watch live (Saturday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Central Time) at!

“Life has its pain and evil, but like a good novel, there is infinite joy in seeing the World, the most interesting stories, unfold, even though one misses the end. W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)

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