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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

    FCC to take on cell phone bill shock

    Maybe this has happened to you: You get a bill with some crazy huge extra charge that you weren't expecting. Suddenly you owe hundreds of dollars more than you thought and you can barely even understand why. This week, the FCC is meeting to talk about cell phone bill shock. All this plus Justin Bieber (kind of).

  • Stories from Desiree Cooper

    New Life for Hamtramck's Black Enclave

    Area of Concern

    The small city of Hamtramck, right in the middle of Detroit, fought a court order to help rebuild an African-American enclave destroyed by neglect. Now that enclave has new life, thanks to 200 new homes. And for two sisters, it's a new beginning.

  • Stories from Krissy Clark

    Oil Industry Jargon can be fun

    Of course every industry has its jargon, but the words repeated daily on news shows (including ours) to describe what's going on in the Gulf of Mexico seem to have a special flair. Many of these words have a long history in the oil and gas industry.

  • Stories from Bill Radke

    A Noir Novel by Committee

    L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez

    L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez wrote the first chapter of a new, online, collaborative novel project -- then he let the world write what happens next. The experiment has taken some surprising turns and the characters are getting dark and even stranger.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack

    "Baila"

    Aja Johnson with her family

    Right now, I'm spending them packing up my stuff, getting ready to move with my family to Mexico, which is kind of scary. So this song puts me in a good mood and gets me motivated to actually pack my stuff and get ready and be happy about it. It's such a happy, dancey song.

  • Good News/Bad News/No news

    BFF: Paris, Britney, Barack

    Britney Spears, Barack Obama, and Paris Hilton

    John McCain aired a TV ad comparing Barack Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. ("He's the biggest celebrity in the world, but is he ready to lead?") Is this campaign tactic Good News, Bad News or No News?

  • Making Violins in the Midst of War

    Second Shift

    In the year-and-a-half that her husband was in Iraq, Korinthia Klein kept busy by building string instruments. Sarah Lemanczyk spent a Saturday in the busy life of this mother and artisan to bring us her story.

  • The Intimate Times of Life

    Debra Nicholls heading off to her weekend job.

    Many people work weekend jobs. Even more people work jobs they carry with them on their days off. Debra Nicholls' weekend job not only stays with her all week, but changes how she experiences her life.

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