This Week's Joke

What do you call it when a cow eats grass while standing on just its two front legs? Amazing Graze.

This joke was submitted by Art Jassmann from Pierre, SD. 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

A Morning Golden and True

Listened to the show Saturday and it was not bad. I was feeling a bit odd, our daughter and her new husband off on their honeymoon just that afternoon — a week up in Bayfield, Wisconsin, going to art festivals and beaches and on tours of islands and the lake itself. No computers. Little communication. Quiet. A fine way to spend the first week of a marriage: together in a quaint small town, near wilderness. Read more


This current mighty expedition began five weeks ago with a Caribbean ocean cruise. It started when we moved the stage gear from its lounging place in the trailer lot to a sound production company in South St. Paul, where five sturdy young men and a medium dog repacked it into smaller road cases, more neatly fitting to the petite passageways of a giant liner. Read more