October 24, 2009
Fitzgerald Theater

Saint Paul, MN

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GK: Going back years and years, Americans have trusted men from the Midwest. Men such as Jimmy Stewart of Indiana -- (TR: " Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community..")...And John Wayne of Iowa -- (TR: " You gotta learn right and you gotta learn fast. And any man that doesn't want to cooperate, I'll make him wish he had never been born.")... Ronald Reagan of Illinois. -- (TR: “America is a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere.) and Jesse The Body Ventura of Minnesota(If I wanna be president, I probably can. I think we need a pro wrestler in the White House.”) And Harry Smith of Illinois, star of many radio serials including Brent Baxter, Crime-Fighting Cropduster (LOW-FLYING PLANE, INTERIOR)

HS: Those guys with the rifles ducking down into the corn — we'd better investigate, Rex (PLANE INTO DIVE, DOG BARK)

GK: And later the star of Brick Buckley, Free-Lance Copy Editor.

HS: The town of Littleton will never get a new water tower unless I'm able to correct the grammatical errors in this grant application, Rex. Get me a sharpened pencil. And hurry. (DOG BARK)

GK: And later, the star of Buck Bixby, Boy Broadcaster — (MORSE CODE)

HS: The station went off the air when the tree fell on the studio, Rex, but thank goodness the FCC requires a broadcaster to know Morse Code, so I can get word to the authorities that you and I are trapped inside this transmitter. (DOG BARK)

GK: His was a voice that the American people came to trust implicitly and inevitably that led him into commercial broadcasting where he used that trust for mere monetary gain......

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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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