This Week's Joke

Why don't they sell escargot at drive-in restaurants? Because drive-ins serve fast food.

This joke was submitted by Tim Pearce from Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks!

A Note from the Host

America the Beautiful Tour routeThe buses are in the parking lot, the mixing boards and monitors are loaded into the luggage bays, and in a few hours sixteen of us will climb aboard for the America The Beautiful tour — thirty cities — Bayfield, Wisconsin, to Palmer, Alaska. The band and Fred Newman and Sarah Jarosz and I in one bus, the tech crew and staff in the other, eight in each bus to divvy up twelve bunks, four stacks of three each. The TV room and kitchenette is up front, behind the driver, the bunkhouse amidships, and the Quiet Zone and Cloakroom in the stern. Read more


Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. All the windows had been flung open, one by one, throughout the day, and I was making some pumpkin bars because I’ve had a hankering lately, and because there was a can of pumpkin, and mostly because it feels good to whip something up while I’m listening to good music. Read more

Home Town

Grafton sits ten miles west of Minnesota and forty miles south of Canada; halfway between Grand Forks and Winnipeg, west of the Red River of the North. The deep black topsoil is the bed of old Lake Agassiz, a great jetblack spread of rich paydirt for any farmer eager to battle bitter blizzards, floods, tornados. Sometimes drought, sometimes dust storms. It is a Garden of Eden with a high price tag. A sense of humor is useful. Read more