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Hour 1

  • Sen. Barack Obama speaks in Florida

    An Honest Talk About Race

    For about a month now, Chicago Tribune columnist Dawn Turner Trice has hosted an online forum on race, where she encourages Web visitors to be honest. Some of those comments have been at times upsetting, controversial and touching. Trice discussed her feelings about the experience so far with Desiree Cooper.

  • Music Bridge:
    or with the tea
    Artist: Christopher Willits
    CD: folding, and the tea (12K)
  • America at War

    Military, Married and Serving Together

    Sgt. Beau Freeman's wife also serves in Iraq

    In May of 2006 the U.S. Army began allowing married couples to live together in Iraq to boost morale, preserve marriages and bolster re-enlistment rates. Bill Radke talks to Bikiesa and Joe Cole, two sergeants stationed at Camp Falcon in Iraq, about their cramped quarters, private time and the terrors of mortar attacks.

  • Music Bridge:
    Slips pt. 3
    Artist: Ribbon Effect
    CD: Slip (Room Tone)
  • Letters

    Letters: A Gift of Life

    Also two weeks ago, we brought you Marc Sanchez' story about his journey as a bone marrow donor. Many of you were moved by the story, including Joel Carter of Grand Rapids, Mich., who wrote Marc a letter expressing his gratitude for all donors on behalf of an entire family rescued from grief.

  • Music Bridge:
    Dungtitled (in A Major)
    Artist: Stars of the Lid
    CD: And Their Refinement of the Decline (Kranky)
  • "Be Prepared" as a Call to Arms

    Arizona and Jonathan Goldstein

    All summer long we're commemorating, re-creating, or otherwise bringing to you odes to the longest, best weekend of all -- the summer vacation. We start the series with the story of how the Boy Scout motto helped Jonathan Goldstein indulge his daughter's outdoor yearnings.

  • Music Bridge:
    The Day the Pirate Retired
    Artist: Che
    CD: Sound of Liberation (Man's Ruin)
  • Putting the Love Back into Hockey

    The Couple That Plays Together

    Benjamin Salisbury grew up in Minnesota, where kids learn how to play ice hockey while still in diapers. But his mom forbade him to play, thinking it was too violent a game. Now that he's grown up and 2,000 miles away in Los Angeles, he's finally learning how to play -- and his wife Kelly has joined him in the rink.

Hour 2

  • U.S.-Mexican border in Nogales, Ariz.

    Retiring on Immigration's Front Lines

    In the 1960s, David Maxon's grandfather fulfilled a dream of building a retirement community in Arizona. That development eventually became the city of Green Valley, about 40 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. But instead of peace and quiet, retirees are increasingly finding themselves in the crossfire over federal immigration policies.

  • The Power of Breaking Bread

    Desiree Cooper and Lynne Rossetto Kasper

    The Democratic Party is hotly divided, and a fundraising dinner tonight will bring the topic to a boil. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of American Public Media's Splendid Table, talks about the power of breaking bread with your rivals, and how it can lead to deeper understanding and even amicable compromise.

  • Music Bridge:
    Disco Africa
    Artist: Ogyatanaa Show Band
    CD: Ghana Soundz Vol. 2 (Soundway)
  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Gay Marriage and Terrorist Donuts

    Our latest panel of non-experts weigh the week's biggest headlines: Firoozeh Dumas, author of "Laughing Without an Accent"; Gustavo Arellano, writer of the infamous "Ask a Mexican" advice column for the OC Weekly; and David Rakoff, author of "Don't Get Too Comfortable."

  • Music Bridge:
    Round the Way
    Artist: NOMO
    CD: Ghost Rock (Ubiquity)
  • The Tiger Woods of Tennis?

    Already a prodigous player

    Six-year-old Jan Silva is already being referred to as the Tiger Woods of tennis. A video of Jan playing tennis when he was 3 led to an invitation to move from California to live and train at one of the world's premier tennis schools in France. Already, the attention of the tennis world is riveted by the sport's next big prodigy.

  • Music Bridge:
    Hallo Gallo
    Artist: Neu!
    CD: Neu! (Astralwerks)
  • The Weekend Shift

    Being the Assistant is the Real Trick

    The Magic Castle in Hollywood

    As part of our Weekend Shift series, we meet a worker who spends her Saturday nights being sawed in half. What you and I call a magician's assistant, magicians actually call a box jumper. And as Weekend America reporter Nate Dimeo tells us, the world of the box jumper is changing.

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Fibreforms
    CD: Stone (Room Tone)
  • Memories of High School Drama

    "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

    Remember those days when high school meant everything? There was drama around every locker... What if you don't have the right hairstyle? What if you forget your lines in the school play? What if that C in physics keeps you out of your top-choice college? A new blog asks readers to share their memories.

  • Music Bridge:
    Zing Zong
    Artist: Pink Skull
    CD: Zerppelin 3 (Free News)
  • Brighton Beach's Russian Accent

    Victoria's music

    Russian emigres have been a Brighton Beach fixture ever since the breakup of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s. The Brooklyn neighborhood's restaurants and nightclubs boast acts hard to find anywhere else -- like singer and composer Victoria Lisina, who found a new life on American shores.

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