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Radio Heartland is a 24-hour service featuring acoustic, Americana and roots music. Radio Heartland is available in the Twin Cities on KNOW-FM 91.1 HD2 and worldwide on the internet.

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Weekly Schedule

Tuesday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "American Routes" with Nick Spitzer
Wednesday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor
Thursday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "Mountain Stage" with Larry Gross
Friday 7 p.m.-12 a.m. "Music City Roots" with Craig Havighurst Jim Lauderdale
Saturday 10 a.m.-11 a.m. "Thistle and Shamrock" with Fiona Ritchie
11 a.m.- 1 p.m. "American Routes" with Nick Spitzer
1 p.m.-12 a.m. "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor
Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. "Mountain Stage" with Larry Gross
12 p.m.- 1 p.m. "Thistle and Shamrock" with Fiona Ritchie
1 p.m.-12 a.m. "American Routes" with Nick Spitzer


Billy Bragg and Joe Henry put down railroad tracks in the studio

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have just released an album of railroad songs recorded at a number of train stations between Chicago and Los Angeles. 'It's certainly not about nostalgia,' Henry says. 'This is a part of our living heritage.' Bragg and Henry stopped in to the studio to play some songs and to chat with host and producer Mike Pengra.

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Sara Watkins performs in The Current studio.

Sara Watkins performs in the studio

Touring in support of her new album, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways,' Sara Watkins visited our studio for a session heard on Radio Heartland and on The Current's 'United States of Americana.'

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Cafe Accordion Orchestra at Radio Heartland

Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Cafe Accordion Orchestra have been playing shows throughout the Midwest for nearly 22 years, regaling audiences with music that transports listeners to another place and time. As the Cafe Accordion Orchestra prepare to release their tenth album, they stopped in to the Radio Heartland studio to play a variety of tunes and to talk about the new record.

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John Prine

First Listen: John Prine, 'For Better, Or Worse'

On the cusp of his 70th birthday, the revered singer-songwriter sets down his pen to explore country classics with some stellar duet partners. Stream 'For Better, Or Worse,' in its entirety before it releases on Sept. 30.

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