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    Weekend America broadcast its last show Saturday, January 31, 2009. The show tried to tell the most eye-opening, memorable, astonishing stories about what was happening in America each weekend. On this site you’ll find literally thousands of stories spanning nearly five years. Each time you visit the site, the story boxes will refresh with different selections from the archives. You can also use the search tool, or find programs by air date or producer name. Thank you to all the listeners, programmers and staff who made Weekend America a joy to produce. Peter Clowney, executive producer

  • Stories from John Moe

    Human rights sites being attacked, Wikileaks style

    The Internet was set up to be an open marketplace of ideas. But that model is in jeopardy due to Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS attacks. We've been hearing a lot about these in relation to Wikileaks, but a new report indicates that DDoS attacks as a form of suppression are on the rise.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Getting Race Right

    Past Images, Present View.

    From immigration to Sen. Barack Obama to Middle Eastern prejudices, race is a hot topic in the news. Journalists are meeting this weekend at the Unity convention in Chicago to discuss how race and ethnicity is covered by the media. Weekend America's Desiree Cooper is at the event, and she speaks with two seasoned journalists about the difficulties of accurately reporting on racial diversity.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Mapping the Score to Planet Earth

    James Plakovic's Earth map, set to music

    James Plakovic's unique map of the planet Earth looks familiar, until you look real close: It's made of musical notes, a score for 37 instruments. It may be difficult to listen to and a little chaotic. But then again, so is the real Earth.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Border Wall, Spanish Land Grant Collide

    Border patrol near Tijuana, Mexico

    The Department of Homeland Security is building a border wall/fence along the U.S. border with Mexico. Authorities want to put a wall across Eloisa Tamez' property in south Texas -- a wall that will cut in half the land that has been in her family for centuries.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    "Flume"

    Bon Iver

    "Bon Iver is a weekend soundtrack for me during the monsoon season in Arizona. His music is really gentle, which reflects the environment that we experience during that rainy season."

  • Good News/Bad News/No news

    No Crying in Court, Swift Boat Sinks

    Our panel of non-experts suss out the most controversial headlines of the past week: Author and conservative commentator Nancy French; comedian Dana Gould; and Stacey Grenrock Woods, former "Daily Show" correspondent and sex advice columnist for Esquire magazine.

  • Making Violins in the Midst of War

    Second Shift

    In the year-and-a-half that her husband was in Iraq, Korinthia Klein kept busy by building string instruments. Sarah Lemanczyk spent a Saturday in the busy life of this mother and artisan to bring us her story.

  • Running the Music Marathon

    Rocking the route at the 2006 NYC Marathon

    At various points along the New York City marathon route this weekend, runners will hear everything from bagpipes, hip hop, rock and jazz fusion to a high school band playing the theme from "Rocky." The focus is naturally on the runners, but the dozens of musicians who show up are posted along the route to entertain onlookers and lift the runners' spirits.

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