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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

    Google got information it shouldn't have. Are you giving away information you shouldn't?

    Internet users may be broadcasting data over their routers that they don't even know about.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Letters: The Box Dad Left for Me

    'Your Neat'

    Last week, we brought a story about moving and what that means for the fate of our emotional baggage. Nicole Rabaud talks about the stacks of documents relating to her parent's divorce.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Ignorant Voters

    An absentee voter ballot

    You might be busy this weekend getting ready for election day. Poring over voter guides, fact-checking candidate claims, getting informed. If you're doing any of those things, however, you are different than most Americans. Here are some scary statistics: Only two out of five Americans can name the three branches of the federal government. Only one in seven can find Iraq on a map. A majority don't know the name of their Congressional representative.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Raiders of the Lost Park

    Excavating in Chicago

    Indiana Jones has taught the world what it takes to be an archaeologist: carry a bullwhip and avoid Nazis. Real-world archaeologist Rebecca Graff's brand of archeology is a little closer to home -- she and a team of 20 undergrads are digging up Chicago's Jackson Park to find artifacts from the World's Fair of 1893.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    Weekend Soundtrack: Time Out of Mind

    Each week we ask listeners about the song that reminds them of the weekend. This week, Allison Austin from Illinois explains why she can't get Steely Dan's "Time Out of Mind" out of her mind.

  • Good News/Bad News/No news

    Good News, Bad News, No News

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of a week America had. This week, we hear from New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff; Yale literature professor Amy Hungerford; and Linda Chavez, the chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, based in Sterling, Va.

  • Good News, Bad News, No News: Flight 1549, Economic Stimulus, and Love

    US Airways Flight 1549

    Time for our weekly parlor game to keep track of the news of the week. We're joined by Simon Doonan, author and creative director of Barneys New York; Nancy French, author of "A Red State of Mind"; and Reihan Salam, associate editor at the Atlantic.

  • Debate Sparring, Gas Prices, and Chihuahua Fever

    Rusco and Angel of "Beverly Hills Chihuahua"

    Our panel of non-experts weigh in on this week's news events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of week America had. Joining us on this week's panel are: Kerry Howley, contributing editor to Reason Magazine; Ken Silverstein, Washington Editor for Harper's Magazine and author of "Turkmeniscam"; and Luke Burbank, Seattle host of the radio show "Too Beautiful To Live."

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