July 8, 2006
This week, we're trying to get the rhubarb stains out of our clothes after a pie-eating contest went terribly wrong on the trip home from Tanglewood, so we'll bring you a special re-broadcast, the best of two shows we did in Duluth not so long ago. Featured guests include poet Louis Jenkins, bluesman Charlie Parr, power-picker Leo Kottke, and the Mila Vocal Ensemble will give Garrison some singing tips. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Tom Keith, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton, and the News from Lake Wobegon takes us back to the Winter of '51, when temperatures hit -40F and Garrison learned some hard lessons about hockey from a team called the Duluth Dolls.

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Segment 1
00:00:12Tishomingo Blues
00:00:56GK Intro
00:02:35"Life's A Funny Proposition" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
00:06:12North Shore/ Story Time script
00:13:10"Bristol Sloth" - Leo Kottke
00:17:04Cruise script
00:24:54"Tri su kralja 'idrila'," "Trgnala e malka moma" and "Oj, khodyt', pokhodyt' misjats'" - Mila Vocal Ensemble with GK talk
00:33:49Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:35:13Guy Noir script
00:49:35GK introduces Charlie Parr
00:50:23"1922" - Charlie Parr
00:53:16"Reverend's Eviction Blues" - Charlie Parr
00:57:18Louis Jenkins reads "Duluth", "Hockey", "Berry Picking", and "An Ill Wind"
01:03:26Swing 42 (Intermission)
01:03:36GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:07:10Welcome back to the 2nd half - GK talks about national anthem
01:08:18"The Star-Spangled Banner" - GK/ Rich Dworsky/ live audience
01:10:09GK talks about Duluth's French origin
01:10:49"La Marseillaise" - GK/ Shoe Band/ live audience
01:12:34GK introduces French translator Milan Kovacovic
01:15:32French Letter script
01:20:04"French Canadian Medley" - Dan Newton and Shoe Band
01:23:05Rhubarb script
01:26:24GK talks to Jerree Small
00:28:34"Figaro" - Jerree Small, Shoe Band, and GK
Segment 4
01:31:17News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:50:11"Twice" - Leo Kottke
01:53:27GK talks about the drive up to Duluth from the Twin Cities
01:53:51"You're the Top (Duluth)" - GK and Shoe band
01:57:41GK Outro
01:58:25"Goodnight Ladies" Closer

Photos from the show
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Jerree Small Dan Newton
Garrison Keillor greets the audience. The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band

Guest Information
  • Leo Kottke
  • Cindy Cashdollar
  • Mila Vocal Ensemble
  • Louis Jenkins
  • Charlie Parr
  • Jerree Small
  • Guest Recordings
  • Leo Kottke
  • Cindy Cashdollar

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  • North Shore script
  • Cruise script
  • Guy Noir script
  • French Letter script
  • Rhubarb script

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