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  • Democrats Abroad Cast a Vote

    Meredith Gowan LeGoff

    Presidential campaigns are pulling all-nighters in South Carolina and Florida, as well as in Sweden, Hong Kong and Madagascar. American Democrats living abroad will be voting next month by mail, fax, in polling places and -- for the first time -- over the Internet.

  • All's Fair in Campaigning and Politics

    Rod Shealy, Sr.

    Political consultant Rod Shealy is a S.C. native who has seen and caused his fair share of political drama. He is usually very busy around this time, but as Republicans cast their vote in the 2008 S.C. primary, he'll just sit back and watch. He's not working for any presidential candidates this time around. Guest host John Moe talks with Shealy about his state's reputation for mudslinging during election time.

  • Lynchings in the Old West

    Eternity 2007

    Recently, a California photographer named Ken Gonzales-Day came face to face with the little-known history of lynching in the American West. He photographs trees in California where violent lynchings took place, often of Latinos, in the time of vigilante justice.

  • Was it the Bradley Effect?

    Tom Bradley

    After Hillary Clinton's win in New Hampshire, pundits have been arguing over whether the "Bradley Effect" contributed to Barack Obama's second-place finish. That's the phenomenon of voters telling pollsters they support a black candidate, but changing their minds in the voting booth. Weekend America's Desiree Cooper sits down with author and professor Michael Fauntroy to find out what's going on .

  • Women's New Roles in War

    Marine In Training

    The conflict in Iraq is different from any other for many women in the military. Women are dying in greater numbers, but also facing more difficulties in military life, including sexual harassment. Weekend America host Desiree Cooper gets an update.

  • All Before Turning 30

    Mustache Challenge

    Each day of her 29th year, Jen MacNeil vowed to do something she's never done before. She's been documenting the results on her blog. Weekend America host Desiree Cooper checks in with Jen as she rounds the corner to turning 30 in March.

  • Starting the New Year with a Dose of Fear

    Alfredo Gutierrez

    In Arizona, the start of 2008 was the start of a law that prohibits business owners from hiring illegal immigrants. A business that does so can have their license suspended. This has been making many immigrants nervous. Some have been calling in to Alfredo Gutierrez's Spanish language talk show and telling him about how the law has affected them.

  • Jim Dougherty's New Year's Eve

    Jim Dougherty at WSUI Studios

    Last New Year's Eve, Jim Dougherty ended his midnight jazz show "Big Bands Then and Now" after 37 years on the air. Over the years, he had interviewed the greats on WSUI in Iowa City: Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, and many others. We thought we'd heard the last of him, but Kyle Gassiott has kept in touch with him this whole year.

  • Stories about Coming Home

    Mother and Son

    Whether home is the place you grew up in or where you live today, anything can happen when families and friends gather. We talk with listeners about some of their surprising, funny and sad holiday homecomings.

  • A Vocal Holiday Tradition

    Rebecca and husband

    Rebecca Summerlot lives in Orlando and listens to us on WMFE. She tells us how singing in front of hundreds of people signals the holidays for her.

  • 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.

  • The Puppetless Puppet Show

    The Romano Girls 1984

    Listener Lisa Romano lives in Earlysville, Va. She remembers putting on a Christmas Eve puppet show for her parents in their home with her older sister. The puppets weren't string puppets or sock puppets - they were a mix of Barbies, My Little Ponies and bits of other toys.

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