June 9, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we'll visit the majestic open air Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, where the no smoking policy is now enforced with high-pressure water cannons and helicopters loaded with foam. With us this week are piano man Randy Newman, the California kid Martin Sheen, comedienne Paula Poundstone, and cellist Meta Weiss. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and Erica Rhodes, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Richard Dworsky, The News From Lake Wobegon, and much more, coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion.



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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:02:50GK talks about hockey in LA, the fire
00:04:18"Fire Department Stomp (Hollywood Stomp)" - Guy's All Star Shoe Band
00:06:39GK introduces and talks with Randy Newman
00:08:48Randy Newman introduces next song
00:09:02"Just a Few Words in Defense of Our Country" - Randy Newman
00:12:38"Louisiana 1927" - Randy Newman
00:15:40Guy Noir Script
00:32:25Powdermilk Biscuit Commercial - Paula Poundstone
00:34:34Powdermilk Biscuit Theme Break
Segment 2
00:35:50GK talks about Griffith Park, reads poems by Kenneth Rexroth Poems, with Meta Weiss on cello.
00:36:45"Pacific Beach"
00:38:42"Spring Rain"
00:41:30"Snow"
00:43:18"Fantasy Piece #1, I. Zart und mit Ausdruck" by Schumann - Meta Weiss, Chris Weldon
00:47:05Bob Script
01:07:00Intermission
Segment 3
01:10:20Father Script
01:13:28Rhubarb Pie Commercial Comedy - Paula Poundstone
01:18:10Rhubarb Pie Jingle - GK, Paula, Shoes
01:18:50GK introduces Meta Weiss
01:19:38"The Lowdown Cello Blues" - Meta Weiss, Pat Donohue, Shoes
01:23:00"If You Only Knew" - Meta Weiss and Rich Dworsky
Segment 4
01:25:39News From Lake Wobegon
Segment 5
01:44:35"Feels Like Home" - Randy Newman
01:48:52"I Love L.A." - Randy Newman
01:51:20Bush script
01:56:40Credits/"The Next Time I'm in Town"

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Rich Dworsky enjoys a joke during rehearsal Pat Donohue strums to the "Fire Department Stomp"
Martin Sheen dazzles the audience A heartbreaking expression from Sue Scott over her lost cat in Guy Noir
Would you believe that Powdermilk Biscuits give Paula Poundstone the strength to raise three kids? Keillor and Poundstone take a twirl during the break

Guest Information
  • Randy Newman
  • Paula Poundstone
  • Erica Rhodes
  • Martin Sheen
  • Andy Stein
  • Meta Weiss
  • Scripts
  • Guy Noir
  • Bob
  • Father
  • Bush

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