‘A Prairie Home Com­pan­ion’ is now ‘Live From Here’

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NEW YORK — “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 vir- tu­oso who has hosted the weekly va­ri­ety show since Keil­lor’s re­tire­ment last year, an­nounced the new name on Dec. 16 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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