January 1, 2005
Tune in this weekend for a very special New Year's show featuring a warm tribute to our friend from the early days, the late Milton "Soupy" Schindler. Also from past shows, Guy Noir shows up at the Five Spot on New Year's eve, we'll pay respect to The Great Minnesota Winter, and of course there'll be the latest news from Lake Wobegon. Join us.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:28GK intro
00:02:12Cold Weather script
00:13:15Fred Farrell script
00:14:54"Cold Frosty Morning" - Barn Owl Band
00:18:06"Musette Caprice" - Stas Venglevski
Segment 2
00:21:19Nutcracker script
00:25:13Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:26:52Winter script
00:35:58"Roly Poly" - Cindy Cashdollar and Shoe Band
00:38:26Guy Noir
00:47:03"Nashville Pickin'" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:49:14GK Flu talk
00:51:33"Flu Blues" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
00:53:51Sound Effects script
Segment 4
01:04:29GK intro to 2nd hour, Soupy intro
01:06:11"Four Flushers Waltz" - Soupy Schindler and Bill Hinckley
01:07:08GK Soupy talk
01:07:55"Grizzly Bear" - Soupy Schindler and Jack's Auto Repair Jug Band
01:10:20GK Soupy talk (continued)
01:10:56"Only You" - Soupy Schindler, Bill Hinckley and Judy Larson
01:12:49GK Soupy talk (continued)
01:13:37"Four Flushers Waltz" (Reprise) - Soupy Schindler and Bill Hinckley
Segment 5
01:14:11"Prairie Sunrise" - Peter Ostroushko with The Minnesota Orchestra
01:18:26Cowboys script
01:28:24"A Toast to the New Year" - Tony Ross, cello; Rich Dworsky, piano
01:30:08GK reads poetry - "Dilemma" by David Budbill, "Masterworks of Ming" by Kay Ryan, "A Befis a Man" by Langston Hugues, and "Riding Lesson" by Henry Taylor
01:34:18"The Pleasure of Leisure" - Rich Dworsky and Tony Ross
01:36:36Ketchup script
Segment 6
01:40:08The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 7
01:58:14"Auld Lang Syne" - Butch Thompson and Rich Dworsky

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  • Stas Venglevski
  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Soupy Schindler
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • Butch Thompson
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  • Nutcracker script
  • Winter script
  • Guy Noir script
  • SFX script
  • Lives of the Cowboys script
  • Ketchup script
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