Last Build Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 14:32:06 CSTCopyright: 2008 Minnesota Public Radio
Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:00:00 CSTWe had a great send-off at the Fitzgerald Theater on Dec 11, and many of our long standing characters took a final bow. We'll hear those moments from Bud Buck and Captain Billy, Nephew Thomas and Wally of Intimida - all of them beloved and make believe - along with, arguably the funniest character of all, who just happens to be a real person. The mayor of St. Paul – Chris Coleman. The hilarity is about to begin for one final time.
Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis time, a bit of a departure. The Morning Show is ending. We're having a big final broadcast at the Fitzgerald Theater and next week you'll get a sampling of that last show. This time, some of the interviews Jim Ed and I did with our MPR colleagues as we became news for just the briefest of moments. Our fifteen minutes of fame begins now.
Wed, 3 Dec 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis time, an encore for our re-telling of the classic Christmas story, "It's a Wonderful Life." When we first did this for a live audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in 2003, it was an episodic parody in four parts. In 2006 it was presented for the first time as a podcast in two parts. Now, for the first time ever, the whole thing is united as a single, stunning, radiophonic experience. What am I getting for Christmas? Extra time, to bring you an uninterrupted version of wonderful, it's a life.
Wed, 26 Nov 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis week, another trip back in time to a live broadcast from the auditorium at Hibbing High School in Hibbing, Minnesota. Idea man Spin Williams will pitch a great tourism idea for the Iron Range, we'll have a hockey-centric edition of our long running soap opera Worldly Goods, and actor Dirk Davern, who you've probably seen - dead - on any number of crime dramas. Pucks, breezers and mortality from October 4, 2002.
Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis week, a trip back in time to a live broadcast from the Sheldon Theater in Red Wing, Minnesota. There was a birding festival happening along the Mississippi River that spring and we played off of that with a series of bits involving our radio daredevil, Nephew Thomas. You'll hear all three installments of the bird stunt, punctuated by some abbreviated examples of live music from the show, originally broadcast May 2, 2003.
Wed, 12 Nov 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis week, cars, cash, canines, cases of chewing gum, committee assignments, re-counts, re-considering everything that was said. Guests: Captain Billy, Congressman Beechly, Wally and Sparky.
Wed, 5 Nov 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis week, the election and its aftermath. Congressman Beechly checks in with an idea for honoring politicians, himself included. B. Marty Barry's advice for the old and late, and the people from Spende Popper have just the pill to promote the mending of post election fences. We assume positive intent!
Thu, 30 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis week, the run up to the election. We'll have a podcast exclusive, a talk with an interested observer from afar. Also, the Genway Halloween special unveiled. Be careful or it could show up at your window. And we'll hear how Wally and the Sherpa dealers are reacting to suddenly inexpensive gasoline.
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis time around, we'll hear some things that are new from Bud Buck and Tony Bennett - items related to the election and the debates. We'll hear some moments from the archive, from ten years ago: thoughts about insurance you can take out to protect everyone from your compulsions, and a survey that the IRS might have used back then in 1998, but didn't. At least they haven't yet. But we can always hope.
Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis time around, we are still obsessed with the economy. Why can’t we stop thinking about it? Clearly some further help or intervention is necessary. Our living and loving specialist will check in. We’ll ask if there is a pill that might make a difference. Also … Wally will let us know what’s going on at the Sherpa dealership, so please … if you pull out now, you’ll lose everything.
Wed, 8 Oct 2008 00:00:00 CSTThis week, expectations, accusations and amazement. Bubby will tell us how he's experiencing the debates at Wendell Wilkie High School. We'll find out what your dog thinks of the blame game you've been playing, Captain Billy weighs in with the opinion that the world has truly turned upside down. Check your pockets.