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  • Campaigning to be a Delegate in Ohio

    Voting Block

    While the candidates scramble to get Ohio votes, a lot of regular folks are scrambling to become a delegate. The process varies from state to state but in Ohio, you pretty much have to back a winner.

  • Fertility and Horse Death

    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 National Book Award Winner Sherman Alexie; columnist Dan Savage; and author and commentator Linda Chavez.

  • Cole's Guitar, by Brian Turner

    Brian Turner

    On December 3, 2003, Brian Turner crossed the Kuwaiti border into Iraq. He was an infantry team leader with the Third Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Second Infantry Division. Turner is a poet, and he shares his thoughts of home on his final night in Iraq.

  • '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."

  • A Showdown in Phoenix

    Pruitt's Protestors

    Protestors and counter-demonstrators gather every Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz., to rally, either for or against, a tough new state immigration law that will take affect in jan. Rene Gutel reports on the tumult that has become a weekly standard.

  • The Immigrants are OK!


    As of last month in Oklahoma, it's a felony for anyone to transport, conceal or house undocumented immigrants. As a result, this weekend and over the past few weekends, things have been a little quieter than they used to be in Oklahoma's Hispanic neighborhoods. Scott Gurian reports.

  • Joe Sacco's "Palestine"

    The special edition of Joe Sacco's book

    Joe Sacco travels around the world collecting stories and conducting interviews like other reporters, but instead of writing articles, he draws comics. Sacco's most successful book is called "Palestine." This week, a special edition of the book goes into wide release.

  • A Hug on the Way Home


    Soldiers returning home from war through Dallas Fort Worth airport are landing in the arms of two strangers. Linda Tinnerman and Constance Carman give out hugs upon re-entry.

  • An Iowa House Party

    Caucus Hosts

    This week in Iowa, presidential candidates finished the last round of debates before the caucuses happen on January 3rd. Once the candidates stop talking, it's time for Iowans to debate over who should get their endorsements. Sometimes that debate takes place in people's homes.

  • Letters: Horse Rustlin' and "Puff" Endings

    This week we open the Weekend America mailbox, and we hear your thoughts on chopping down Christmas trees, how "Puff the Magic Dragon" could end happily and how horse theft is a real problem in the U.S.

  • The Momentum of Mike Huckabee

    Mike Huckabee

    In our ongoing series "I'm Also Running For President," we focus on candidates who are doggedly determined to win the highest office in the land, but who realistically don't stand a snowball's chance - well maybe. John Moe met up with Mike Huckabee in Des Moines and got his thoughts on torture, tax policy, health care, muffins and the great bass players of the British Invasion.

  • A Sword of Memories

    The sword's has World War Two era fittings, but th

    Krissy Clark was 11 when she realized her dad had killed someone. She had always suspected there was a story behind the samurai sword and Japanese military helmet that hung above the mantle, but it was only later that it all came together.

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