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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

    What will be search for tomorrow?

    Google has become synonymous with internet searching, but it might not always be. Others -- including Facebook -- are taking approaches to get in on the search field.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Inside Blackness: Two Coopers, Two Continents

    Helene Cooper

    Helene Cooper, author of "The House at Sugar Beach," was raised in Liberia and is now the diplomatic correspondent to The New York Times. As part of our series Inside Blackness, she sat down with Weekend America's Desiree Cooper to discuss the psychological difference between being raised as a black person in Africa versus the United States.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Happy Birthday Google?

    If you Google the phrase "Google's birthday," some results say it's this weekend. Some say it's a couple weeks away. Some say it was a few days ago. It's almost as if you can't trust what you read online. We Google so much, it's an actual verb now. And much has been written about whether it's making us smarter, making us stupider, or just plain changing the way our brains work. Now that so many topics can be explored with Google, what's really left to talk about when you get together with friends to celebrate, or enjoy people's company?

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    U2: Stuck in a Moment

    Julie Nicholds and her children

    We've been asking you about the music that plays in your time off -- your Weekend Soundtrack. This week's story comes from Julie Nicholds. She listens to us in Wauwatosa, Wis. The soundtrack to her weekend is "Stuck in a Moment" by U2, and she tells us how it turned her life around.

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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

    Goodbye Y Chromosome, Hello Jimi Sex Tape

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news -- author and former Saturday Night Live writer Patricia Marx; journalist and author Dudley Clendinen; and John Ridley, whose latest book is "The American Way," a graphic novel about a government-created team of superheroes. He also writes an NPR blog called "Visible Man."

  • Poolside in Los Angeles

    In Los Angeles, the word poolside is practically synonymous with Summer. And Los Angeles is practically synonymous with Hollywood. Weekend America's Krissy Clark finds the intersection of the pool and the Hollywood lifestyle at her local public pool.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: "Stolen"

    Listeners from across the country have been telling us about the soundtrack to their weekends. Becky Summerlot listens to the show on WMFE in Orlando, Fla., and she explains why the Dashboard Confessional song, "Stolen," is her weekend song.

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