June 12, 2010 // Show # 1254

Near Nature, Near Perfect

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, a live broadcast performance from the Star Theatre at Spokane Arena. With special guests, the fine whines of veteran troubadours Robin and Linda Williams, the coolest cow-poke around, Wylie Gustafson, and singer-songwriter Andra Suchy. Also with us, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors; Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.


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GK and Andra Suchy with Robin and Linda Williams

Sue Scott

Wylie Gustafson

Scot Wilburn

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    Show Segments
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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 - Logo
    • 00:00:11 - Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:02:46 - GK talks about Spokane River,
    • 00:04:44 - Always on My Mind- GK and Andra Suchy, band
    • 00:09:17 - The Lives of the Cowboys script
    • 00:26:36 - Going Up to Live in Green Pastures- GK, Andra, Robin and Linda Williams
    • 00:30:22 - Powdermilk Biscuit Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:33:29 - GK intros Robin and Linda Williams
    • 00:35:25 - Traffic Light- Robin and Linda Williams and Shoe Band
    • 00:39:30 - English Majors script
    • 00:42:54 - GK intros Richard Kriehn and Wylie Gustafson, talks with Wylie
    • 00:45:50 - Cattle Call- Wylie Gustafson
    • 00:50:20 - Wylie intros next tune
    • 00:51:12 - Double Wild- Wylie Gustafson, with band and Andra
    • 00:54:47 - Catchup script
    • 00:59:06 - Going Away- GK, Andra, Robin and Linda Williams
    • 01:03:43 - Intermission – "I'll Get it Right Next Time"
  • Segment 3
    • 01:07:20 - GK announces rest of season, greetings
    • 01:10:10 - Duet contest- GK and Andra vs. Robin and Linda
    • 01:19:06 - Guy Noir script
    • 01:26:44 - notes about Spokane
    • 01:31:00 - Lucky Day- Robin and Linda with the band
  • Segment 4
    • 01:34:55 - News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:45:45 - Hello Stranger- GK, Andra, Robin and Linda
    • 01:48:16 - To Her- Wylie Gustafson
    • 01:52:44 - Fear script
    • 01:55:28 - Credits
    • 01:57:00 - Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On- GK, Andra, Robin and Linda
    • 01:57:28 - Panhandle Rag- Shoes

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