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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

    Daddy, why do you love your iPhone more than me?

    How important is staying technologically connected when you're being a parent? It can help you make the parenting experience less isolating, but it could also isolate you from your child.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Wanted: Parents

    Chris and Amanda

    Sixteen-year-old Amanda and her brother, 18-year-old Chris, have been foster children for most of their lives. They were recently featured in the American Radio Works documentary "Wanted: Parents." It follows them over the course of two years, as they search for an adoptive family. "Weekend America" host Desiree Cooper checks in with Amanda and Chris for an update.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Where did the weekend come from?

    Right now millions of Americans are probably counting the minutes until their weekend starts. But the idea of a weekend is a pretty new concept. Krissy Clark reports.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Black History: Barack Obama to Timbuktu

    University at Sankore

    Of course we'll hear about Dr. King and Malcom X, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass during Black History Month, but of course, there's more. Dr. Lisbeth Gant-Britton, a UCLA professor, says specialty months are important to remind people that there are great people of all kinds and that diversity is the foundation upon which this country was built.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    "Flume"

    Bon Iver

    "Bon Iver is a weekend soundtrack for me during the monsoon season in Arizona. His music is really gentle, which reflects the environment that we experience during that rainy season."

  • Good News/Bad News/No news

    Potter Battle, Messy YouTube Divorces

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news -- renowned documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, advice columnist Dan Savage and conceptual and performance artist damali ayo.

  • America's Weekend: Making Biscuits, Riding the Hurricane

    Biscuit Monster

    We look forward to hearing from our listeners here at Weekend America, especially when you all tell us about the things you get into over the weekend. This week, we went through the Flickr feed of pictures tagged "Weekend America", picked some of our favorites and contacted the photographers to hear the stories behind them.

  • Vote 4 Me

    MySpace Poetry: 2008 Presidential hopefuls are entering cyberspace and finding plenty of support there. Troll around the internet and you'll see blogs and Web sites dedicated to the candidates, and on MySpace, you'll see candidates have accumulated thousands of "friends." Many of the profiles are fake, and the word "friend" is not used literally, but these friends are leaving plenty of comments. Writer and poet Jeff Johnson finds the poetry in what people are saying to the presidential hopefuls.

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