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Bill Radke

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  • An Aging Indy, Paying for Luggage

    Our panel takes on the pressing issues and absurd moments of the week that was: "New Yorker" cartoonist Bob Mankoff, Yale English professor Amy Hungerford and conservative commentator Tara Setmayer.

  • Raiders of the Lost Park

    Excavating in Chicago

    Indiana Jones has taught the world what it takes to be an archaeologist: carry a bullwhip and avoid Nazis. Real-world archaeologist Rebecca Graff's brand of archeology is a little closer to home -- she and a team of 20 undergrads are digging up Chicago's Jackson Park to find artifacts from the World's Fair of 1893.

  • When Southern Cooking Migrates North

    Lem's Bar-B-Q

    What does the story of food say about the American story? Amy Evans, an oral historian with the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, visited Chicago to collect stories from restaurants specializing in Southern recipes and soul food. Those stories mirror the African-American experience.

  • McCain's Rosy Future, Corpses Down the Drain

    Our panel of non-experts tackle the weighty issues of this weekend: John Ridley, who writes the "Visible Man" blog for NPR.org; author David Rakoff, whose latest book is "Don't Get Too Comfortable"; and "A Red State of Mind" author Nancy French.

  • Letters: A Hitchhike Reunion

    Mary Anne Wise and friends in Calhoun, Ga.,

    A few weeks ago, we aired a story about a woman who hitchhiked on her spring break to Florida back in 1972. We got lots of letters about that story, including one from the state trooper who picked up that hitchhiker and her friends. She hadn't spoken to the state trooper since 1972, but Weekend America changed all that.

  • Two-Buck Chuck, Child-Proofing Discipline

    Our non-experts tackle the weighty issues of this weekend: political consultant Tara Setmayer; writer Dana Gould, whose credits include the "Simpsons"; and author and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman.

  • My Easy-Going Myth

    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus

    According to a parenting expert, I am helping my 15-month-old daughter accept herself as she is. But maybe I'm not taking my own advice, and maybe I'm not as easy-going a parent as I think I am. I'm enlightened -- but I'm not really sounding that way, am I?

  • Celebrate World Naked Gardening Day

    Celebrate gardening in the buff...

    Today is "World Naked Gardening Day." Gardeners around the world are marking the day with... well, nothing. Jay North, an organic gardener and "naturalist" in Ojai, Calif., talks with Bill Radke about the joys of gardening in the buff. Just be careful with the garden shears, and keep and eye out for bees...

  • Fighting to Throw the Race

    Sen. John McCain

    The presidential primaries move on to Guam today. North Carolina and Indiana on Tuesday. It's an unusually protracted battle in what has come to be an intriguing election year. Weekend America's John Moe has been following the race closely, and he's got an interesting theory about what's really happening...

  • Goodbye Y Chromosome, Hello Jimi Sex Tape

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news -- author and former Saturday Night Live writer Patricia Marx; journalist and author Dudley Clendinen; and John Ridley, whose latest book is "The American Way," a graphic novel about a government-created team of superheroes. He also writes an NPR blog called "Visible Man."

  • Lab Meat, Eating for a Boy or a Girl

    This week on the panel: Nancy French, author of "A Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle;" Writer Dana Gould, whose credits include "The Simpsons;" and documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, whose new film is "Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?"

  • 'Respiration' by Black Star

    Chad Swiatecki with Sparty the Spartan

    Reporter and writer Chad Swiatecki has lived in Flint, Mich., for eight years and is relocating to Austin, Texas. He thinks the hip-hop duo of Mos Def and Talib Kweli have captured the essence of city life and the compelling stories of each of our lives -- even if you're not living in New York.

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