March 26, 2005
This weekend we're wrapping up a run of rebroadcasts with a great show we did two years ago from Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis; Philip Brunelle and the Minnesota Orchestra were there with us, and Peter Ostroushko joined the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band. We heard words from the Catchup Advisory Board, too, plus the News From Lake Wobegon. It was a great show.

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Segment 1
00:00:11Rebroadcast Announcement
00:00:26Tishomingo Blues
00:02:13GK talks about the Minnesota Orchestra's beginnings
00:04:06"Valentino Dance" - Minnesota Orchestra with Bill Schimmel, accordion
00:07:52GK talks about Bill Schimmel, the accordionist
00:08:18GK's Spring Sonnet
00:09:28"Prairie Sunrise" - Peter Ostroushko, Shoe Band, Minnesota Orchestra
Segment 2
00:13:53"Forever Young" - GK and Shoe Band
00:18:35Minneapolis Travelogue
00:22:36GK talks more abou the Minnesota Orchestra's beginnings
00:29:26"Symphony No. 1 in C Minor" - Minnesota Orchestra and Shoe Band
Segment 3
00:34:05Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:35:55Bassoon script
00:55:25"Prelude to 'Die Mesistersinger'" - Minnesota Orchestra
01:06:36"Stompin' at the Savoy"/Intermission - Bill Schimmel and Shoe band
Segment 4
01:10:37Welcome Back/Greetings
01:15:07Catchup script
01:17:53"Eliahu Ha'Navi" - Rich Dworsky and Anthony Ross
01:20:29"Echad Mi Yodeah" - Shoe Band, Anthony Ross and Bill Schimmel
Segment 5
01:24:14The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:54:07"The Next Time I'm In Town"/Credits - GK, Shoe Band, Minnesota Orchestra, Chris Marshall (bassoon soloist)

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