August 18, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we celebrate summer with another special compilation broadcast. Guy Noir goes undercover at a family picnic, Tom Keith goes cruising on Lake Superior, Bertha's Kitty Boutique offers a special summer camp for cats, and Garrison recalls his days at Camp Scotty. Robin and Linda Williams sing "Green Summertime," Greg Brown sings "Summer Evening" and Maria Jette performs a hot and sultry version of Gershwin's "Summertime" ... It's all coming up on our Dog Days of Summer Show, this weekend.

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Segment 1
00:00:55GK Open
00:04:01"Fishin In The Wind," Pat Donohue and Mike Dowling
00:06:18SFX: Tom Keith's Summer Cruise script
00:10:09GK Intro Greg Brown
00:10:35"Summer Evening," Greg Brown and the Nashville Bluegrass Band
00:14:15SFX: Summer Afternoon script
00:24:24GK Intro Robin and Linda Williams
00:24:53"Green Summertime," Robin and Linda Williams
00:29:10Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:31:31GK Intro Guy Noir
00:32:41Guy Noir script
00:43:25"Windy and Warm," Pat Donohue
00:45:53GK Intro Billy Collins
00:46:16Billy Collins reads "The Lanyard"
00:48:54"Sweet Corn," GK and Jearlyn Steele
00:52:13GK Intro Ruth Harrison
00:52:32Ruth Harrison script
00:59:00"Good Old Summertime," GK and Prudence Johnson
Segment 3
01:02:38GK Intermission Credits
01:07:43GK Welcome Back, Intro "Summer Days"
01:08:24"Summer Days," GK and Shoes
01:10:35Bertha's script (Summer Camp for Cats)
01:12:34GK Intro Cowboys
01:13:22Cowboys script
01:24:04"Potato Salad," GK and Janis Hardy
01:25:58GK Intro Maria Jette, monologue
01:26:56"Summertime," Maria Jette and Greg Hippen with Peter Ostroushko
Segment 4
01:29:43The News From Lake Wobegon: Camp Scotty
Segment 5
01:47:40"Do You Call That A Buddy," Shoes
01:51:16Duct Tape: Mosquitoes script
01:54:25GK Credits
01:55:57"The Last Rose of Summer," Maria Jette

Photos from the show

Peter Ostroushko Hopeful Gospel Quartet
Setting up stage
Jearlyn Steele and GK Setting up the Queen's Hall stage

Guest Information
  • Mike Dowling
  • Greg Brown
  • The Nashville Bluegrass Band
  • Hopeful Gospel Quartet
  • Jearlyn Steele
  • Prudence Johnson

  • Scripts
  • SFX — Tom Keith's Summer Cruise
  • SFX — Summer Afternoon
  • Guy Noir
  • Ruth Harrison

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