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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 will the Library of Congress's decision shape digital ownership?

    The decision to allow jailbreaking -- running any sort of software on any kind of phone -- could hint at a larger change ahead in terms of digital ownership.

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    Fifty-Two Alternatives to Suicide

    Hot Air Balloon Ride

    When he woke up in a psych ward after a drunken suicide attempt, Owen Lowery made a list of 52 things he wanted to do, and then spent the next year meeting them. He fought a shark, went hang gliding, and made someone's dream come true. Making a movie was at the top of the list, so he filmed himself going through his self-imposed check-list. We talk to Lowery about his film, "An Alternative to Slitting Your Wrists."

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Gated Into Foreclosure

    Mike Heger getting ready to move

    The city of Las Vegas, Nev., has been hit hard by the subprime mortgage crisis and recent economic turmoil. Property values have plummeted, and the area has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Things are especially dire in the newer parts of the city and freshly built subdivisions, like the gated community of San Niccolo.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    Cleaning to an "Icy Blue Heart"

    Kayak Practice

    Roxanne Cronin listens to "Icy Blue Heart" by John Hiatt while she cleans. And mends a broken heart.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    Weekend Soundtrack: "12 Diablos" by We

    Charles Wommack on his bike

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack - the songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. This week our story comes from Charles Wommack. His weekend soundtrack is the song "12 Diablos" by the group We.

  • Good News/Bad News/No news

    'Roids and Science

    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 hear from Yale literature professor Amy Hungerford; author David Rakoff; and writer and comedian Dana Gould, whose credits include "The Simpsons."

  • Conversations with America: le thi diem thuy

    le thi diem thuy

    As America prepares to inaugurate a new president, we've been asking writers and thinkers about transitions in their own lives. Le thi diem thuy is a poet and solo performance artist. She and her family went through a big transition when they left their native Vietnam by boat in 1978. The family settled in Southern California, but we caught up with thuy on a visit to New York City.

  • Subway, Eat Fresh

    Rafter Roberts is facing a dilemma: He's a fiercely independent musician who was bred on the strange music of the Residents and Devo, and he enjoys making music that pushes the limits of what's acceptable. The problem for Rafter is that the way he finances his art, is writing commercial music. Literally. He's one of the guys that writes that catchy music you hear when you're watching TV. We caught up with him in his San Diego studio and asked him about balancing his art with his day job.

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