October 1, 2005
This week, as fall colors emerge, we'll be broadcasting live from the Fitzgerald Theater. Featuring super-charged Nordic folk septet Frigg, silky alto Prudence Johnson, gifted instrumentalist & composer Peter Ostroushko, The Olson Sisters, and much more. Join us as we gather momentum in this new season of A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:11Tishomingo Blues
00:02:29GK opens, talks about the beautiful day today, president's popularity increased, John Roberts
00:04:17"Walkin' In Jerusalem Just Like John" - John Niemann, Peter Ostroushko, Pat Donohue, GK, Shoes
00:07:16GK talks about his daughter being a cheerleader
00:07:40"My Girl" - GK, Prudence, Shoe Band
00:10:47Lives of the Cowboys script
00:20:36GK talks about the next half hour
00:20:53GK intros The Olson Sisters
00:21:21"Siboney" - The Olson Sisters
Segment 2
00:23:38GK talks about the Olson Sisters history
00:24:57"Red, Red Robin" - The Olson Sisters
00:27:38"The Prairie is Wide" - GK, Prudence Johnson and Shoe band
00:30:25Powdermilk Biscuit Break
00:31:51GK intros Pat Donohue, talks about Jimmie Rodgers
00:32:25"Travelin' Blues" - Pat Donohue and Shoes
Segment 3
00:35:47GK introduces Frigg
00:36:55"River Dance" - Frigg
00:40:15GK talks to members of Frigg
00:42:17"Maen Paan Keikin Valssi" - Frigg
00:45:59The Story of Bob script
01:02:40Intermission/"Pennies From Heaven"
Segment 4
01:11:01"Ramblin' Boy"/"Angel Band" (for Sean Blackburn) - Shoe Band
01:16:24Bertha's script
01:17:11NPR script (Norwegian)
01:17:57Pizza script ("O Sole Mio")
01:18:36Curling script
01:19:20Peter intros next tune
01:19:43"Dancin' in The Mississippi Mud" - Peter Ostroushko and Shoe band
01:23:09GK brings up the Olson Sisters
01:23:27"C.U.B.A." - The Olson Sisters
01:27:29GK talks with Prudence Johnson
01:28:06"Skylark" - Prudence Johnson
Segment 5
01:30:42The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 6
01:47:42"Polkas" - Frigg
01:52:09GK talks to Alina from Frigg
01:52:56Catchup script
01:55:16Credits, "Happy Trails"/"Red Wing" closer - All

Photos from the show
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John Niemann and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band perform "Walkin' in Jerusalem Just Like John." The Knitting Cowboys: Garrison Keillor, John Niemann and Peter Ostroushko.
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The Olson Sisters perform "Siboney." Powdermilk Biscuit Break.
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The Royal Academy of Radio Actors with "The Story of Bob" Peter Ostroushko performs his composition "Dancin' in the Mississippi Mud."

Guest Information
  • Frigg
  • Peter Ostroushko
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Guest Recordings
  • Frigg
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Peter Ostroushko

  • Scripts
  • Lives of the Cowboys
  • The Story of Bob
  • Bertha's Kitty Boutique
  • NPR script
  • Pizza script
  • Curling script
  • Catchup script
  • Lyrics
  • My Girl
  • The Prairie Is Wide

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