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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

    Backstage at "A Christmas Carol"

    Michael Booth as Bob Cratchit

    As Christmas approaches, it's hard to escape from "A Christmas Carol." The classic Charles Dickens tale is on stage in cities around the nation. Here in the Twin Cities, actor Michael Booth has played the role of Bob Cratchit, Scrooge's put-upon employee, for six years. We wondered how he kept things fresh. John Moe went backstage at a recent performance to find out.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Drive, Daddy, Drive

    Papa's got a brand new car

    Many people in the United States have fond memories of summer road-trip vacations, and our Desiree Cooper is no different. But the specter of racism colors some of her most treasured family memories.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    The New American Car

    Los Angeles Auto Show

    Auto industry CEOs and union leaders are back in Detroit empty-handed this weekend. They spent the week on Capitol Hill begging, unsuccessfully, for help to avoid possible bankruptcy and even more layoffs. Congress has refused to bail them out, at least so far. But in the meantime, we thought we'd offer our own bailout. Not in dollars, but in ideas. How should we re-imagine the American car?

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Deciding to Have a Second

    Bill Radke, wife Sara Bowen and Susanna

    Fertility rates in the U.S. are at an all-time high. It might be good for the future of social security; not so much for the environment. Weekend America host Bill Radke weighs the arguments as he and his wife contemplate having another child.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    Weekend Soundtrack

    Weekend America has been asking you for the soundtrack to your weekend. We want to know about the song you listen to and why it matters to you. Recently we heard from listener Stephan Frazier who picked Jack Johnson's track, "Better Together." He speaks to us from Boston, where he works as a courier.

  • 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 is Hollywood writer Dana Gould, Nancy French, the author of "A Red State of Mind," and screenwriter and author John Ridley.

  • The Haunted House

    Mountain Woman

    Sue Ely listens to "Haunted House" by Natalia Zukerman on the weekends. Host Bill Radke gets inside it.

  • Following the Aftermath

    After the town of Greensburg was destroyed by a tornado last weekend, the people are trying to clean up and move on. Weekend America speaks with a resident who is picking up the pieces.

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