November 10, 2007
This week on A Prairie Home Companion, the cast and crew are back from the staff retreat, the clocks are all set to the right time, and we're taking the big traveling show on a short trip across the Mississippi for two weeks at the historic State Theater in downtown Minneapolis. Ricky Skaggs and his Kentucky Thunder roll in from Nashville with neatly manicured bluegrass on their minds. Family act The Whites — fresh off a new album with Mr. Skaggs — will be with us as well. And we'll also have the astonishing voice of Ms. Jearlyn Steele joining us, giving the host valuable tips on his Gospel singing. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting; Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Tom "Cellar Dweller" Keith, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band with Rich Dworsky, and The News From Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for a post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving live broadcast.

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Segment 1
00:00:00Logo
00:00:13"Tishomingo Blues" - GK / Shoe Band
00:02:22GK talks about loving winter, darkness, birds are gone
00:04:19"Another Saturday Night" - GK and Jearlyn Steele
00:07:16Movie script
00:12:13"Whoa Boy" - Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
00:14:39Burrow script
00:20:25GK talks about Ricky Skaggs on youtube.com
00:22:00"Salt of the Earth" - Ricky Skaggs and The Whites
00:25:22GK talks with Ricky Skaggs
00:26:21"This Old House" - Buck White, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites
00:29:13Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:32:54Jearlyn talks about her trip to Memphis
00:34:17"Who I Am" - Jearlyn Steele and Shoe Band
00:38:51Thanksgiving script
00:45:53"One More Fall" - GK/ Shoe Band
00:50:46"Walkin' Blues" - Pat Donohue, Buck White and Shoe Band
00:54:51"Blessed Assurance" - Ricky Skaggs and The Whites
00:58:20"On the Wings of a Dove" - Ricky Skaggs, The Whites and Garrison Keillor
01:03:10Intermission- Hey Good Lookin'
Segment 3
01:06:40Greetings
01:10:34Mom script
01:13:40"Glad All Over" - Pat Donohue and Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
01:16:14"Mow The Lawn Blues" - GK and Shoe Band
01:19:02"Crossville" - Ricky Skaggs band
Segment 4
01:22:00The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:39:41"A Leaf in the Wind" - Richard Dworsky
01:41:33GK talks with Jearlyn Steele
01:42:30"Peace on Earth" - Jearlyn Steele and Richard Dworsky
01:46:53Crispy script
01:53:06"Big Wheel" - Ricky Skaggs and The Whites
01:55:50Credits, Lighthouse closer

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Tom Keith imitates a loon during the warm up. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder with The Whites.
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder perform 'Crossville.' Garrison Keillor during the News from Lake Wobegon.
GK in silhouette. The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
Guest Information
  • Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
  • The Whites
  • Jearlyn Steele
  • John Niemann
  • Peter Johnson
  • Guest Recordings
  • Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
  • The Whites
  • Jearlyn Steele
  • John Niemann
  • Peter Johnson

  • Scripts
  • Thanksgiving
  • Burrow
  • Crispy
  • Movie
  • Lyrics
  • Mow the Lawn Blues
  • One More Fall

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