April 7, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion — it's Easter weekend and we've got a special springtime rebroadcast featuring a great honky-tonk band out of Austin, Texas — The Flatlanders — along with Sally Dworsky and the great St. Paul Calypso band, The Driftwoods. Prudence Johnson rings in spring with the VocalEssence ensemble, and there's a run on bone-in hams down at Ralph's Pretty Good Grocery.

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Segment 1
00:00:56GK Open
00:03:57"Calypso," The Driftwoods
00:06:17Taxes script
00:08:11"Jambalaya Polka," Dan Newton and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:11:26Guy Noir script
00:26:32GK Intros The Flatlanders
00:27:22"Wheels of Fortune," The Flatlanders
00:31:15Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:34:08"Wimoweh," The Driftwoods
00:36:23GK Talks w/The Flatlanders
00:37:54"I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty," The Flatlanders
00:41:30Norwegenetics script
00:44:22GK Intros Hill Diaries
00:45:39Mrs. Hill script w/Sally Dworsky
00:53:50"Red, Red Robin," Sally Dworsky
00:57:24Intermission/ "San Antonio Rose," The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:57:59GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:01:20GK Welcome Back
01:02:23"Back To My Old Molehill," The Flatlanders
01:06:05GK Talk w/The Flatlanders
01:08:54"See The Way," The Flatlanders
01:13:06"You May Leave/ Easter Parade," The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:14:57GK Good Friday Talk, plus musical medley
Segment 4
01:20:40The News from Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:37:00"The Breakdown," The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:40:47Easter Briefing script
01:43:07Springtime script w/ "Tiptoe Through the Tulips," "Chapel of Love," "The Birds and the Bees," "Spring in Minnesota"
01:53:01"Spring Wind," Prudence Johnson
01:55:42GK Credits
01:56:31"Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most," Prudence Johnson

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Pat Donohue The Flatlanders
The Catchup Ensemble: Tim Russell, Sue Scott and Rich Dworsky. A radiant Prudence Johnson.

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  • Easter Briefing script
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