September 3, 2005
We've been away for a while but we're thrilled to be back, especially for a live show from the Minnesota State Fair. We'll eat cheese curds and chat with the recently crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way (goodwill ambassador for Minnesota's dairy industry, and fairest of the Fair). The Wailin' Jennys will be there, and so will Andy Stein, Prudence Johnson, and from New Orleans, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Don't miss itówe're recording the show on Friday for broadcasts throughout the weekend...

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:02:24GK opens, talk about the fair, price of gas, white pants and shoes
00:03:11SFX script
00:06:57GK talks about the tragedy in New Orleans
00:07:33"Louisiana 1927" - Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:10:47"New Orleans" - Andy Stein and Butch Thompson
00:13:02"Backwater Blues" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
00:16:19GK talks about eating at the fair, introduces Dirty Dozen Brass Band
00:17:33"New Orleans Medley" - the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
00:25:16Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:27:00Cinnamon script
00:28:53"Fair Song" - GK and Shoe Band
00:32:31GK introduces The Wailin' Jennys
00:33:53"Heaven When We're Home" - The Wailin' Jennys
00:38:13GK talks about the people listening on the rides
00:39:09"Swallow" - Wailin' Jennys
00:43:26Catchup script
Segment 3
00:46:16GK talks about big bellies at the fair, families, teenage girls
00:47:10"Where The Boys Are" - Prudence Johnson and Shoes
00:49:24Guy Noir script
00:59:50"Jesus is on the Main Line" - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
01:05:00Intermission/"Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" - Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:13:00"I Can See Clearly Now The Rain is Gone" - GK and Prudence
01:15:40GK talks with Princess Kay of the Milky Way and her court
01:20:32"I'll Fly Away" - Dirty Dozen Brass Band
01:27:41Café Boeuf script
01:29:54"Long Time Traveler" - Wailin' Jennys
Segment 5
01:32:40The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:53:39"You Keep A Knockin'" - Pat, Prudence, Shoe Band
01:56:00Credits over "You Keep A Knockin'"
01:57:40"Just A Little While To Stay Here" - All

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Tom Keith helps Garrison on a sound-effects script. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
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Prudence Johnson. The Royal Academy of Radio Actors.
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Garrison talks with Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The Wailin' Jennys.

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  • Fair Song

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