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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

    Axl's Editor

    Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses

    This is a huge weekend if you're a fan of Guns N' Roses. The new album, "Chinese Democracy," is being released after 16 years. Lead singer Axl Rose, the only original member remaining, has been writing, tweaking, and fussing with this record since before the first Clinton administration. In other words, he's been editing. As any writer knows, it's the editing process that can really slow things down.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Foreclosure Double Punch

    Romey and the family cat

    Foreclosures are ravaging the historic Detroit neighborhood of Palmer Woods, where reporter Desiree Cooper has lived for the past two decades. Many of the historic homes are now in advanced stages of foreclosure as home prices fall hundreds of thousands of dollars. Instead of weathering the storm, two of Cooper's neighbors are walking away.

  • 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

    Obama's Cash Campaign, TV Hurls

    Our non-experts tackle the weighty issues of the past week -- Fashion maven Damali Ayo; Luke Burbank, host of the talk radio show "Too Beautiful to Live"; and "New Yorker" cartoonist Bob Mankoff.

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    "Against All Odds"

    Kim Hershberger, left, and sister Gay in 1977

    Twenty-seven years ago, Kim Hershberger's identical twin sister, Gay, died in an auto accident. Kim found solace in the pleading voice of Phil Collins and his hit song, "Against All Odds."

  • 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 Ana Marie Cox from Time magazine and formerly of Wonkette; Sherman Alexie, the author of "Flight"; and columnist Dan Savage.

  • Poolside in Los Angeles

    In Los Angeles, the word poolside is practically synonymous with Summer. And Los Angeles is practically synonymous with Hollywood. Weekend America's Krissy Clark finds the intersection of the pool and the Hollywood lifestyle at her local public pool.

  • In Honor of National Poetry Month

    This month, Weekend America is highlighting National Poetry Month by playing some of our favorite pomens, reda by the poets themselves. Gerrit Lansing reads his work, "A Poem of Love in Eleven Lines."

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