January 28, 2006
There's nothing like a University audience to energize our old radio show, so this week we're headed to West Lafayette, Ind., to broadcast from the campus of Purdue University, close by the Wabash in famed Hoosier land. Our special guests include the "Jimi Hendrix of Bluegrass" Jerry Douglas and his band, senior savant of the diatonic harmonica Howard Levy, singer Prudence Johnson, and the Purdue University Varsity Glee Club. Also featuring the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and the News from Lake Wobegon, all this week on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:14Tishomingo Blues
00:02:22GK opens, talks about Purdue University history
00:03:33"West Lafayette (Railroad Bill)" - Pat Donohue and Garrison Keillor with band
00:07:10"Emphysenia Two Step" - Jerry Douglas Band and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:11:07GK talk about students at Purdue University, basketball teams
00:12:18SFX script
Segment 2
00:16:34"Hail! Purdue" - Purdue Varsity Glee Club, GK introduces them
00:19:14"Ambien" - Purdue Varsity Glee Club
00:21:12"Lafayette Phone Book" - Purdue Varsity Glee Club
00:23:32"Stout-Hearted Men" - Purdue Varsity Glee Club
00:25:55Ken Lay script
00:28:22"Indiana Medley" - Shoe Band
00:32:44Powdermilk Biscuit Break/"Farewell Blues"
Segment 3
00:34:56Librarian script
00:41:13GK talks about New Harmony, Indiana and Robert Owen
00:41:44"Baltimore Oriole" - Prudence Johnson and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:45:30Guy Noir script
00:58:34"Who's Your Uncle?" - Jerry Douglas Band, with Pat, Rich, and Howard Levy
01:02:33Intermission/"Limehouse Blues"
Segment 4
01:06:30GK talks about Purdue, Amelia Earhart's connection, Greetings
01:10:08"Farewell Amelia Earhart" - GK, Prudence Johnson, Jerry Douglas, Shoe Band, Purdue Varsity Glee Club
01:14:44GK talks about technological advancement at Purdue, research projects
01:17:40"Can't Get Indiana Off My Mind" - Purdue Varsity Glee Club
01:20:15News From Lake Wobegon
01:34:55GK intros Jerry Douglas
01:35:35"A Remark You Made" - Jerry Douglas Band
01:40:10"Walkin' Blues" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
01:44:35GK makes an announcement about this summer's Alaskan cruise
Segment 5
01:45:23Law script
01:47:04Worry Womb script
01:50:11"The Stars and Stripes Forever" - Purdue Varsity Glee Club
01:53:56GK talks about Elliott Hall, credits
01:56:10"On The Banks of the Wabash" - GK, Prudence, Glee Blub, Richard Dworsky

Photos from the show
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Howard Levy demonstrates the wonders of the diatonic harmonica Prudence Johnson leads the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band on "Baltimore Oriole"
The Jerry Douglas Band's Larry Atamanuik on drums Viktor Krauss on bass with the Jerry Douglas band
Something stinks for our sound man Fred Newman during an SFX script The Purdue Varsity Glee Club with the "Farewell Amelia Earhart"

Guest Information
  • Purdue Varsity Glee Club
  • The Jerry Douglas Band
  • Howard Levy
  • Prudence Johnson
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Howard Levy
  • Prudence Johnson

  • Scripts
  • SFX script
  • Ken Lay script
  • Librarian script
  • Guy Noir script
  • Law script
  • Worry Womb script
  • Lyrics
  • West Lafayette/Railroad Bill
  • Ambien
  • Lafayette Phone Book
  • Stout-Hearted Men

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