December 1, 2007
Coming up this week on A Prairie Home Companion, we're back at The Town Hall in New York's eerily quiet Theater District. The very Nina Simone-ish Inga Swearingen keeps the jazz flowing again this week with her sweet California style, and Flatlander Joe Ely rides the West Texas wind up from Lubbock with his pal, Joel Guzman (a.k.a. El Pequeno Gigante). They're mixing up country, jazz and traditional Mexican for a piquant concoction that'll keep your neighbors guessing. Also with us, star of stage and screen, actor Tony Roberts. And as always, we'll have Rich Dworsky and The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, The Royal Academy of Radio Acting: Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman, and The News from Lake Wobegon. We've steered clear of the writer's strike, the stage hands' strike, and if St. Paul Private Investigators Local 13 reaches a settlement this week, we'll have the latest from Guy Noir. It's all coming up this week, on A Prairie Home Companion.

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Segment 1
00:00:12"Tishomingo Blues" - GK / Shoe Band
00:02:40GK talks about being from Minnesota, thinking about starting a restaurant, salmonella, buying a boat- all things that could be worse, Santa is online, little kids.
00:04:52"Sound of Sickness" - GK/ Pat
00:08:50"Broadway Delta" - Pat Donohue and Shoe Band
00:11:27GK intros Tony Roberts
00:12:00Guy Noir script
00:29:43GK talks with Inga Swearingen
00:30:21"I Hear Music" - Inga Swearingen and Shoe Band
00:34:09Powdermilk Biscuit Break- GK/ Shoe Band/ Joel Guzman/ Inga Swearingen
Segment 2
00:39:00"Letter to Laredo" - Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
00:43:42GK talks to Joe about his travels
00:46:10"Treat Me Like A Saturday Night" - Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
00:49:03Crispy script underscore
00:55:00GK talks with Tony Roberts about his career
00:57:57"Step To The Rear" - Tony Roberts and Richard Dworsky
00:59:48Intermission- Muskrat Ramble
Segment 3
01:07:15"A Satisfied Mind" - Joe Ely/ Joel Guzman and GK/ Shoes
01:11:47Plumber script
01:16:37"Today I Started Loving You Again" - Joe Ely/ GK/ Joel Guzman/ Shoes
01:20:34"The Crazy Cries of Love" - Inga Swearingen and Gary Raynor
01:24:26"Too Gone" - Pat Donohue and band
Segment 4
01:29:03The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:42:41"Blackbird" - Inga Swearingen
01:45:15Catchup script
01:50:06Me and Billy the Kid- Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
01:54:10Credits, Red River Valley
01:56:12The Next Time I'm in Town/ Rascal's Reel

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Garrison Keillor Sue Scott watches Tony Roberts
Inga Swearingen performs, "I Hear Music." Joe Ely and Joel Guzman
Tim Russell and Tony Roberts The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band
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