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  • 'A Prairie Home Companion' name becomes 'Live from Here'

  • The radio variety show known as "A Prairie Home Companion" has been renamed following Minnesota Public Radio's dismissal of its creator, Garrison Keillor. Host Chris Thile announced Saturday the show will now be called "Live from Here." MPR split with Keillor after he was accused of improper conduct involving a woman who worked with him when he was still with the show.

, FILE - In this July 20, 2015, file photo, Garrison Keillor, creator and host of "A Prairie Home Companion," appears during an interview in St. Paul, Minn. "A Prairie Home Companion" has been given a new name — "Live from Here" — in the wake of Keillor's acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio. Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted the weekly variety show since Keillor's retirement announced the new name Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, as the show opened a live performance in New York City. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

16 of December 2017 23:16:36

NEW YORK (AP) — "A Prairie Home Companion" has been given a new name — "Live from Here" — in the wake of creator Garrison Keillor's acrimonious split with Minnesota Public Radio.

Chris Thile, the mandolin virtuoso who has hosted the weekly variety show since Keillor's retirement last year, announced the new name Saturday evening as the show opened a live performance in New York City.

MPR terminated its contracts with Keillor after it said it had received multiple allegations of improper conduct by Keillor. MPR has declined to give any details except to say the allegations involved treatment of one woman who had worked with Keillor when he was still with the show.

Keillor has said he accidentally touched a woman's bare back while trying to console her.


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