March 31, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll wrap up our spring run at the Town Hall with special guests, Cuban charanga orquestra YeraSon. We'll have Brooklyn bluegrass beauty Jen Larson, and we'll announce the winner of our spring poetry contest, a gifted writer soon to be resting comfortably on a bed of roses, compliments of Select Comfort. Also with us, the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting, and the News from Lake Wobegon. It's an all-new show for spring coming up this Saturday...

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Segment 1
00:00:13"Tishomingo Blues" - GK, Shoe Band
00:02:06GK talks about tonight's poetry contest, New York, weather
00:05:51Fred SFX script
00:09:09"Springtime Blues" - Pat Donohue, Jen Larson and Shoe Band
00:12:55GK talks about the 15 poem finalists
00:13:10"Hard Times" - GK, Jen Larson and Shoe Band
00:16:35Rhubarb script
00:20:12GK explains the poetry contest, reads poems, talks with poets on the phone, actors and Rich sings some of the poems
00:29:54GK introduces Yerason, "Compadre Pedro Juan"
00:33:07Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:34:50GK reads more poems
00:40:41All Right script
00:50:40Crispy script
00:57:06GK talks with Yrving Years
00:59:00"Cantinerito" - Yerason
01:02:39GK reads more poems
01:05:55Intermission/"There'll Be Some Changes Made"
Segment 3
01:10:00Welcome Back to the 2nd Half, greetings
01:12:28"You Are My Flower" - GK, Jen Larson and Shoes
01:16:03Ruth script
01:25:22More poems
01:33:50"Walk it Off" - Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:35:32News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:48:24"Jamaiquino" - Yerason
01:51:32Winning poet's name is drawn, "Red River Valley" closer

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Broken glass is a very difficult sound to replicate so they use the real thing instead Jen Larson helps Pat Donohue with "Springtime Blues"
Rich sings some of the entries of our spring lyrics contest New York-based YeraSon
Crispy the Rescue Dog leaves GK and Sue stuck in a mineshaft YeraSon perform "Cantinerito"

Guest Information
  • Jen Larson
  • YeraSon
  • Andy Stein

  • Spring Lyrics Contest finalists
  • For Millicent and Giovanni, Who are going to Need a Bed by Bruce Bennett
  • Untitled by Marija Bryant
  • Spring is a Many Splendored Thing by David Devine
  • Spring Onions by Jack Dillard
  • Untitled by Linnea Engblom
  • Untitled by Rachel Enrich
  • The Republic of Sun by Melanie Greenhouse
  • A Spring Song for our Granddaughter... and Every Other Child in the World... by Estelle & Harvey Jacobs
  • Untitled by Sandra Justice
  • A Sonnet for Spring by Bob McKenty
  • Untitled by Kate Payne
  • Bribe by Emily Rodgers-Ramos
  • Young Man's Fancy by Mike Shay
  • Spring Reading by Scott Spreier
  • Sonnet by Marcy Telles
  • More poems...

  • Scripts
  • SFX
  • Rhubarb
  • All Right
  • Crispy
  • Ruth Harrison, Reference Librarian
  • Lyrics
  • Hard Times

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  • This week's greetings
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