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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

    Machine translates brain waves into words.

    Bioengineering has made huge advances in translating brain waves into words. Mind-reading, anyone?

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    King's Last March

    1968 march turns violent

    Four decades after Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, he remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed the last year of his life -- Kate Ellis talks about her hour-long documentary of King's final days.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Foreclosure has huge impact on seniors

    You might assume that the majority of people in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure are young or inexperienced. But a recent study by the AARP shows that nearly a third of all people facing foreclosure are 50 or older. Krissy Clark reports.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Prostitutes, Feng Shui and Pink Pooches

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news. This week, comedian Dana Gould, "New Yorker" cartoon editor Bob Mankoff and commentator and political consultant Tara Setmayer talk about former Gov. Spitzer's prostitute problem, Geraldine Ferraro's comments about Barack Obama, feng shui at McDonald's and the legality of dyeing your pooch pink.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    'Respiration' by Black Star

    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

    King Kong Covers, Young Gun Runners

    LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen on cover of Vogue

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news -- former SNL writer and current New Yorker contributor Patricia Marx, talk radio crazy man (and former NPR reporter and host) Luke Burbank, along with essayist, journalist, and actor David Rakoff.

  • This Weekend in 1968: Miss America

    Debra Barnes Snodgrass

    In Las Vegas this weekend it's the 88th annual Miss America pageant. At the 1968 competition, outside Atlantic City's Convention Hall, a group of women gathered on the boardwalk. They held signs that read "Women's Liberation." Their demonstration was a window into the emergence of a movement that would gain considerable strength in the decade to come.

  • Levittown Turns 50

    The original Levittown model home.

    On Sept. 28, 2008, the residents of Willingboro, N.J. are throwing a semi-formal banquet to celebrate the town's 50th anniversary. But you might know Willingboro by its original name: Levittown. The name isn't the only thing that's changed. What started in 1958 as an all-white town on the edge of the Philadelphia suburbs is now a diverse community of people from all over the world.

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