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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

    Good News, Bad News, No News

    President elect Barack Obama

    Time for our weekly parlor game to keep track of the news of the week. We are joined by Yale University professor of literature Amy Hungerford' John Ridley, author and founding editor of thatminoritything.com; and Reihan Salam, associate editor at the Atlantic.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    City Voter, Country Voter

    Bill Bishop

    Bill Bishop, editor of an online magazine devoted to rural issues called "The Daily Yonder," talks about another voting divide: city versus country. He speaks with Weekend America host Desiree Cooper about what's on the minds of rural voters.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Small-Time Growers, Major Cash Cow


    The economy may be wilting, but one thing is looking up in many parts of the country this weekend: The tomato vine in your neighbor's backyard and the squash patch down the block. Summer is ending and gardens are bountiful. Krissy Clark talked to some folks who discovered creative ways to harness their backyard bounty.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Laughing in the Museum is Allowed

    Comedian Stephen Colbert got his portrait hung in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, at the entrance to the restrooms. Humor's not unknown in museums, but we don't always expect to find it there. Weekend America host Bill Radke speaks with conceptual artist and critic Jonathon Keats.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    'Come O Thou Traveler'

    Man on a mission

    When you want to get into a space that's all your own, what song do you keep going back to? Our latest story comes from Pastor Thomas Biatek, who listens to us in Shorewood, Minn., on KNOW radio. Biatek is a minister there, and the soundtrack to his weekend is a hymn called "Come O Thou Traveler."

  • 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 are writers John Ridley, Nancy French, and Henry Alford.

  • Good News, Bad News, No News: Executive Transparency, Printed Blogs, and Hotel Cutbacks

    It's time for our weekly parlor game to keep track of the good, bad and unworthy news of the week. We're joined by Luke Burbank, host of the radio show "Too Beautiful To Live" in Seattle; Kerry Howley, contributing editor to Reason magazine; and Yale University Professor of Literature Amy Hungerford.

  • Say Hello to My Little House

    Tiny Palace

    Dee Williams really wanted to downsize. So Williams built herself a house so small, it would easily fit inside a suburban kitchen. She powers her three light bulbs with solar panels. The propane she cooks and heats her place with costs about $8 a month.

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