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March 29, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, while packing our giant steamer trunks for the trip to New York, we cobbled together a special Manhattan matinee to get you in the mood for spring. Featuring great American soprano Renée Fleming, the Queen of American folk music Odetta, legendary classical pianist André Watts, and the ambassadors of Scottish traditional music, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and in Lake Wobegon the high school play is cancelled under student protest.

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Segment 1
00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues
00:00:55 GK Open
00:03:53 "Happy Feet," Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks
00:06:36 Radio script with Vince
00:26:07 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:27:29 GK talks with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
00:30:20 "Johnny's Tune" and a Jig Set with Phil and Aly
00:39:40 Guy Noir script
00:49:44 GK talks with Andre Watts
00:54:28 "Oiseaux Tristes" (Sad Birds) and "Schlaf Los, Frage und Antwort" (Sleepless, Questions and Answers), Andre Watts
01:02:59 Intermission ("Nobody's Sweetheart")
01:03:03 GK Intermission Credits
Segment 3
01:06:37 GK Welcome Back
01:07:09 "Weeping Willow Blues" and "You Don't Know My Mind," Odetta with The Nighthawks
01:14:31 Cowboys script
01:24:28 GK talks with Renee Flemming
01:31:51 "When Did You Leave Heaven," Renee Flemming
Segment 4
1:35:06The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
01:51:51 "You've Changed," Renee Flemming
01:55:59 GK Closing Credits
01:57:27 "Rock All The Babies To Sleep/Mamou 2 Step," Phil and Aly
01:58:24 GK Recorded Credits

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