May 21, 2011 // Show # 1290

Spring Cleaning Radio

Stephanie Davis

VocalEssence

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, while our cast and crew await completion of repairs to the 1978 Winnebago satellite transmitter, we here at Frontenac tidied our hard drives, and a Springtime Compilation broadcast emerged with Stephanie Davis singing "Springtime Feeling in My Heart," and Donald Hall with Jane Kenyon's poem "Philosophy in Warm Weather." Guy Noir goes in search of Ralph Waldo Erickson (not a typo), and it's springtime baths for Dusty and Lefty. Plus, Rob Fisher with "Spring Fever," Philip Brunelle and VocalEssence. In Lake Wobegon, Ronnie Detmer, starting centerfielder for the Whippets, makes an amazing find out in the grass.

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  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 APHC Logo Open
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues
    • 00:00:55 GK Intro
    • 00:02:26 "Spring Fever," Rob Fisher (5/10/97)
    • 00:04:45 Silver Lining script (5/8/99)
    • 00:18:16 "Springtime Feeling in My Heart," Stephanie Davis (6/5/99)
    • 00:20:44 Spring SFX script (6/5/99)
    • 00:25:25 Powdermilk Break
  • Segment 2
    • 00:27:00 Guy Noir script (5/12/01)
    • 00:44:18 GK recites Shakespeare Sonnet 116, plus VocalEssence "The Primrose" (4/25/97)
    • 00:46:25 Fred Farrell script re: spring animals (5/9/98)
    • 00:48:25 GK Intro Pat Donohue, Jen Larson
    • 00:48:56 "Springtime Blues," Pat Donohue and Jen Larson (3/31/07)
    • 00:52:01 GK recites spring poem, plus "Why Worry," Andra Suchy and GK (3/21/09)
    • 00:57:52 GK Intermission ("Shine," The Guy's All Star Shoe Band) (1/13/96)
  • Segment 3
    • 01:00:35 GK Welcome Back
    • 01:01:58 Cowboys script (4/3/99)
    • 01:14:06 "Philosophy in Warm Weather," by Jane Kenyon read by Donald Hall (4/26/97)
    • 01:15:03 "The Day Dawns," Aly Bain and Ale Moller (5/21/05)
    • 01:18:32 GK Mono Intro
    • 01:18:55 "Welcome Spring Medley," VocalEssence (5/1/99)
  • Segment 4
    • 01:20:58 News From Lake Wobegon (4/8/95)
  • Segment 5
    • 01:40:52 "The Catbird Seat," Dave Frishberg (10/12/02)
    • 01:44:34 GK Intro Robin and Linda Williams
    • 01:44:56 Marvin and Mavis sing "Springtime on Broadway" (5/10/03)
    • 01:48:57 Rhubarb script (5/4/02)
    • 01:54:36 GK Credits
    • 01:55:48 "I've Got the World on a String," Ruth Brown (5/10/97)
    • 01:58:37 GK Recorded Credits

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