April 24, 2004
This week's show comes to you from the "Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas," Duluth, Minnesota. And so do this week's guests. We'll be joined by Charlie Parr, a Duluth-based country-blues musician, along with Louis Jenkins, a poet who has lived in Duluth for thirty years.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo (MPR)
00:00:10Tishomingo Blues
00:03:02GK talks about the drive up to Duluth from the Twin Cities
00:03:43"You're the Top (Duluth)" - GK and Shoe band
00:07:50Iron Range Wine commercial
00:08:35Hair Donor commercial
00:09:28North Shore commercial
00:10:12"Life's A Funny Proposition" - Pat Donohue and Shoe band
Segment 2
00:14:00Dog script
00:20:44GK introduces Jerree Small
00:21:17"'57 Chevy" - Jerree Small and Shoe Band
00:25:13GK talks to Jerree Small
00:26:19"Figaro" - Jerree Small, Shoe Band, and GK
00:29:18Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 3
00:30:56Guy Noir script
00:45:22GK introduces Charlie Parr
00:46:06"1922" - Charlie Parr
00:48:59"Reverend's Eviction Blues" - Charlie Parr
00:53:03Louis Jenkins reads "Duluth", "Hockey", "Berry Picking", and "An Ill Wind"
Segment 4
00:59:12Catchup script
01:01:53Swing 42 (Intermission)
01:06:07Welcome back to the 2nd half - GK talks about national anthem
01:07:08"The Star-Spangled Banner" - GK/ Rich Dworsky/ live audience
01:09:10GK talks about Duluth's French origin
01:09:39"La Marseillaise" - GK/ Shoe Band/ live audience
01:11:21GK introduces French translator Milan Kovacovic
Segment 5
01:14:26French Letter script
01:18:22"French Canadian Medley" - Dan Newton and Shoe Band
Segment 6
01:22:05Rhubarb script
01:25:20GK talks to Jerree Small
01:27:03"Minnesota" - Jerree Small, GK and Shoe Band
Segment 7
01:30:57News From Lake Wobegon
01:44:43"Foghorn Strut" - Shoe Band
01:47:25GK talks about Duluth
01:51:10"Ode to A New Dealer" - Charlie Parr
01:54:33Louis Jenkins reads a new poem
01:55:55GK talks to Louis Jenkins
01:57:20Credits, Goodnight Ladies

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Jerree Small Dan Newton
Louis Jenkins Charlie Parr

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