May 12, 2007
Coming up this Saturday, Prairie Home comes back to Minnesota. We'll be taking up our two week residency in Minneapolis at the State Theater. Come join us from the big theater in the big city with some big guests—Wilco will give us a taste of their new album Sky Blue Sky. Andy Stein will sit in with the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and up-and-comer Becky Schlegel will be dropping by as well. And as always, we'll have the venerable Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Tom Keith.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:22GK opens, talks about Mother's Day and the walleye opener, spring weather
00:05:22"Mother's Day Song" - GK
00:06:27"Mama Tried" - GK and Becky Schlegel
00:09:26"Mama's Gone Goodbye" - Andy Stein and Shoes
00:11:46GK talks with Becky Schlegel, intros next tune
00:13:00"Heartaches By the Number" - Becky, Brian and Shoes
00:16:00"A Letter From Home" - Becky and Brian, Shoes
00:19:20The Lives of the Cowboys script
00:30:42"Sky Blue Sky" - Wilco
00:34:16Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:36:00NYA script
00:37:46GK talks with Jeff Tweedy
00:39:19"Muzzle of Bees" - Wilco
00:44:19GK talks more with Jeff Tweedy
00:45:00"What Light" - Wilco
00:48:25Guy Noir script
Segment 3
01:06:37Welcome Back to the 2nd Half, greetings
01:10:42"In The Jailhouse Now" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
01:13:11Mom script
01:20:37"Mama's Hungry Eyes" - GK, Becky, Brian and Shoe Band
01:24:16GK talks about Shirley Dworsky
01:24:54"Shirley World" - Rich Dworsky and Shoe Band
Segment 4
01:27:55News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:42:07"When the Roses Bloom Again" - Wilco
01:46:47Coffee script
01:48:00"Hesitating Beauty" - Wilco
01:51:10Catchup script
01:55:03Credits, "That's Alright Mama" closer

Photos from the show
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I hear that old piano... GK speaks with Becky Schlegel
Wilco starts us off with "Sky Blue Sky" Sue Scott as Elaine, the flight attendant on New York Airlines
Wilco GK reads the greetings for the week

Guest Information
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  • Becky Schlegel
  • Andy Stein
  • Guest Recordings
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  • The Lives of the Cowboys
  • NYA
  • Guy Noir
  • Mom
  • Coffee
  • Catchup

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