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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

    Hillary Clinton, Gitmo's Future, and the New Bond

    Senator Hillary Clinton

    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 Esquire columnist Stacey Grenrock-Woods; Reason Magazine contributing editor Kerry Howley; and Eugene Jarecki, documentary filmmaker and author of "The America Way of War."

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Race and Forgiveness

    Gwen Gipson

    Members of Macomb County's Renaissance Unity church faced the legacy of racism eight years ago. Out of the blue, their white, female minister asked whites to apologize to blacks in a forgiveness ceremony. The church has had several ministers since then. But church members say they'll never forget the impact of that moment.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Explaining a Presidential Relationship

    President Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln spent five years sharing a bed, and his intimate thoughts, with his best friend Joshua Speed. Some scholars have used this as proof that Lincoln was gay. Others have maintained that close male relationships like this were much more common back before homophobia was invented. Weekend America's Krissy Clark explores the issue.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Congress Wants to Help

    Congress wants to help

    Congress is passing a bill to help homeowners facing foreclosure and to shore up struggling mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. President Bush doesn't love it but he won't veto it. Is the bill Good News, Bad News or No News?

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    Chad Swiatecki with Sparty the Spartan

    Reporter and writer Chad Swiatecki has lived in Flint, Mich., for eight years and is relocating to Austin, Texas. He thinks the hip-hop duo of Mos Def and Talib Kweli have captured the essence of city life and the compelling stories of each of our lives -- even if you're not living in New York.

  • Good News/Bad News/No news

    Good News, Bad News, No News

    Our panel of non-experts review the week's events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of week America had. Weighing in this week will be Amy Hungerford, Dana Gould, and Nancy French

  • Beyond the Silk Road With Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma

    Yo-Yo Ma has worked for nearly a decade and educate people about the culture of the Silk Road. Weekend America's Bill Radke speaks with the renowned cellist about his latest collaboration with the Silk Road Ensemble.

  • School's Out in Harveyville, Kansas

    Harveyville, Kan., is a small town and getting smaller: There are only about 250 residents, and most are elderly. But after an artist bought an abandoned school to live in two years ago, there are some colorful new faces in town. Reporter Frank Morris went to Harveyville to see how the two groups are living with each other.

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