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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

    How safe is a voting machine if some guys can turn it into a Pac Man machine?

    An issue already facing election season is the reliability of electronic voting. It hasn't been helped by the fact that some engineers were able to program a voting machine to play Pac Man.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Comedy and Race

    Teja Arboleda

    A new documentary, "Crossing the Line, Multi-Cultural Comedians," reveals the difficulties that multi-racial comedians, and also the freedom they enjoy. Desiree Cooper talks to two of them.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Mapping the Score to Planet Earth

    James Plakovic's Earth map, set to music

    James Plakovic's unique map of the planet Earth looks familiar, until you look real close: It's made of musical notes, a score for 37 instruments. It may be difficult to listen to and a little chaotic. But then again, so is the real Earth.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Flus, Candidates and Fakery

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news. This week, conservative commentator David Frum, sex columnist Dan Savage and performance artist damali ayo talk politics, colds, fakes and chores.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    We Are Nowhere and It's Now

    Sara Quigley

    "I have been displaced since graduating from the seminary and I have ended up in rural Iowa while I wait to be appointed a call or given a church as a pastor. Listening to this song really speaks to my feeling of being displaced, being nowhere."

  • 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. This week we have Hollywood writer Dana Gould; John Ridley, the author of "The American Way;" and Stacey Grenrock Woods, the author of "I California."

  • Our Very Own Sea Monster

    Fact? Or fiction?

    There's a farmer's market today in Lake City, Minn., on the shores of Lake Pepin, a popular getaway spot for folks from Wisconsin and Minnesota. People will buy produce, socialize, hang out... Some might be staring really hard at the water, looking for a ripple, maybe a fin, perhaps a monstrous slimy head.

  • Sounds from the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

    August Galloway Takes Off

    The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon commemorates the son of a Chippewa chief who delivered mail by dog sled along Lake Superior's rugged North Shore in the late 19th century. The Beargrease draws world-class sled dog teams from around the world. Field-recordist Curt Olson brings us the sounds of the dogs, the mushers and the fans at the event.

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