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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

    Fighting the Endless Skeeter War

    Aedes aegypti

    Weekend America's John Moe met up with mosquito expert Mike McLean, who works for the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District in Minnesota's Twin Cities area. In this man-mosquito war, it's important to know your enemy -- so Mike took John to an infested pond near Lake Phalen in St. Paul for a little skeeter primer.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Myths About Blacks

    This week, Radio One, Inc. published a major survey of the African-American community. Researchers polled more than 3000 people about their attitudes toward everything from religion to health insurance. Turns out blacks are evenly divided over what they want to be called--black or African American. But that's not the only surprising finding.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Not So Bezerkeley After All

    First practical lie detector

    The Bay Area city of Berkeley is often mocked as "Bezerkeley" or called the "People's Republic of Berkeley." But a new exhibit showcases all the firsts that the rest of the nation eventually emulated: police academies, gourmet coffee and brewpubs. So what's next? Krissy Clark sifts the past for a peek at the future.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Elbows on or off the Table?

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    Weekend America host Bill Radke continues his series on family values by discussing the rules of etiquette like "No elbows on the table." He and his wife disagree, so Bill brings in an expert on the history of manners.

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    Weekend Soundtrack: Jeff Beck

    We've been asking you what songs are a big part of your weekend. You know, that one song that tells you it's Saturday or Sunday. This week we hear from Jeffrey Goodman of Boston, Mass., who tells us why one Jeff Beck song made it to his weekend soundtrack.

  • Good News/Bad News/No news

    Lab Meat, Eating for a Boy or a Girl

    This week on the panel: Nancy French, author of "A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle;" Writer Dana Gould, whose credits include "The Simpsons;" and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, whose new film is "Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?"

  • Song and Memory: "Let's Get Together"

    Strawberry Fields Poster

    Harley Hansen was finishing his first year of college in 1970. The Weathermen Underground were threatening to blow up buildings, anti-war demonstrations were happening on college campuses and students like Hansen were inspired by the peace-minded music of the time.

  • The Clergy Fashionista

    A minister in Norwell, Mass., leads something of a double-life. Most of the time she is Reverend Victoria Weinstein, beloved pastor at the First Parish Unitarian Church. But sometimes, alone in her parsonage, she transforms into PeaceBang, a beloved blogger who tells clergy what not to wear. Weinstein kept her true identity a secret at first. But now everyone knows who she really is, including Weekend America's Sean Cole.

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