March 30, 2013 // Show #1386

Dreams on a Little Island

Renee Fleming

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, one last spring rebroadcast before we head out on the road, a show originally from The Town Hall in April 2012. Renée Fleming sings "Hallelujah," Punch Brothers perform "New York City," and Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan sing "Time's a Hoax." Plus, Dusty and Lefty provide security on Governors Island, and in Lake Wobegon, Pastor Liz is stopped by the Highway Patrol after a boring blind date.


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    Show Segments
    Listen to individual segments as listed below. Times may be edited for broadcast.

  • Segment 1
    • 00:00:00 Logo
    • 00:00:12 Tishomingo Blues - GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:02:45 GK Opens
    • 00:05:20 La flûte enchantée (from Shéhérazade) - Renée Fleming with Bradley Moore and Sandra Church
    • 00:09:15 GK talks with Renée Fleming
    • 00:10:55 Hallelujah - Renée Fleming with Heather Masse, Aoife O'Donovan and Shoe Band
    • 00:13:50 Nessun dorma/ Habanera - Shoe Band
    • 00:15:30 Meat Script
    • 00:18:18 Time's a Hoax - Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan with Shoe Band
    • 00:22:54 Shouting on the Hills of Glory - Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan
    • 00:26:18 Hush Little Baby - GK and Shoe Band
    • 00:29:48 Powdermilk Biscuit Break - GK, Shoe Band and Punch Brothers
  • Segment 2
    • 00:31:18 GK intros Punch Brothers
    • 00:33:02 New York City - Punch Brothers
    • 00:37:18 Patchwork Girlfriend - Punch Brothers
    • 00:41:45 Guy Noir Script
    • 00:54:40 The Scarlet Tide - Renée Fleming with Heather Masse, Aoife O'Donovan, Punch Brothers and Shoe Band
    • 00:59:25 Intermission - I Saw Her Standing There
  • Segment 3
    • 01:02:50 GK Greetings
    • 01:07:32 Cruise Announcement
    • 01:09:14 Angel Band - GK, Heather Masse and Aoife O'Donovan
    • 01:12:44 E lucevan le stelle - Shoe Band
    • 01:13:30 Cowboys Script
    • 01:23:15 O mio babbino caro - Heather Masse, Aoife O'Donovan and Shoe Band
    • 01:24:14 Oh Mama - Aoife O'Donovan and Heather Masse with Gabe Witcher and Shoe Band
    • 01:28:38 Flippen - Punch Brothers
  • Segment 4
    • 01:32:50 News From Lake Wobegon
  • Segment 5
    • 01:45:14 Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) - Renée Fleming with Chris Thile and Gary Raynor
    • 01:48:50 ELCA Script
    • 01:52:00 Elvis Presley Blues - Aoife O'Donovan, Heather Masse and Punch Brothers
    • 01:56:15 Oh What A Beautiful Morning - GK, Heather Masse, Aoife O'Donovan, Renée Fleming, Punch Brothers, Shoe Band and live audience
    • 01:57:54 GK Credits

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