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John Moe

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  • America's Infrastructure: The Alaskan Way Viaduct

    Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct

    In the coming months, we'll be looking at the state of America's infrastructure. Many listeners drew our attention to the Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle. The viaduct is a traffic artery a couple of miles long, and its dual levels were built 55 years ago. This weekend, it's closed and under inspection. We check in with the Washington State Department of Transportation.

  • Curse of the Super-Villain


    Never has the world been so primed for takeover, what with the global economy teetering and all. But do any of our super-villains really want to inherit such a mess? We speak with Dr. Cruelty, one of the leading super-villains in the world about his situation. Certainly he wants to take over the world--what bad guy wouldn't?--but is this really a mess he wants to oversee?

  • G7 Economic Meeting

    Bush and G7 Finance Ministers

    Finance ministers of G7 nations are meeting with President Bush this weekend in Washington, D.C. They're trying to come up with a strong and coordinated response to the economic crisis. What difference can and should the meeting make? We check in with Chris Farrell, chief economics correspondent for American Public Media.

  • The Dow's Drop, Wiretapping, and Aging Endearments

    Traders in Chicago watch the Dow rise and fall.

    Our panel of non-experts weigh in on this week's news events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of week America had. Joining us on this week's panel are: Robert Ferrigno, author of "Sins of the Assassin"; Stacey Grenrock-Woods, sex advice columnist for Esquire Magazine and author of a new memoir, "I, California"; and Tak Toyoshima, creator and artist of the syndicated comic strip "Secret Asian Man."

  • "Get Ready for Love"

    Kevin Bunten

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack: The songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from Kevin Bunten, an addiction counselor in St. Louis, Mo. On the weekend, he likes to listen to a track by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds called "Get Ready for Love."

  • Campaign Addiction

    Tracking the Campaign

    The presidential campaign has been hard to avoid lately as we really get into crunch time. But following it can take many forms. Some Americans keep a casual eye on it. For others, it's different - the race is an obsession. But you've got to know where to draw the line. When does an interest in current events become dangerous to your health and happiness - an addiction?

  • 10-4, Good Buddy

    CB Radio

    On 10-4, we take a look at the all but forgotten home of the phrase "10-4": The CB radio. Before the internet, cell phones, texting and IM, it was a way to chat with strangers and strange truckers, to invent new names, to use coded slang, to do all the things we do on computers today. Weekend America host John Moe remembers the CB boom of the 1970s and wonders why we're so hooked on blathering to strangers.

  • VP Fight, Bailout Rescue, American Lit

    Palin and Biden Debate.

    Our panel of non-experts weigh in on this week's news events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of week America had. Joining us on this week's panel are: Sarah Haskins from Current TV's "Infomania"; John Ridley, editor-in-chief of "that minority thing.com"; and Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor at The New Yorker.

  • State of Suburbia

    Dolores Hayden

    The state of today's suburbs has become far more complicated since Levittown first was founded. With concerns about energy, urban planning and infrastructure, contemporary suburbanites have a lot more on their minds than just buying a home. To find out where the suburbs stand today, we spoke with Dolores Hayden, a professor at Yale University who's written extensively about suburbia.

  • Politics and the Bailout

    Senators Harry Reid Chris Dodd work on the bailout

    The market meltdown on Wall Street converged with Presidential politics this week. CQ Politics reporter Jonathan Allen takes us to the high drama unfolding in Washington as members of Congress wrestle with the the biggest bailout in American history.

  • Congress on the Bailout, McCain on the Campaign

    Rally in front of the New York Stock Exchange

    The financial crisis shifted from Wall Street to Capitol Hill as Congress tried to hash out a bailout for the financial industry. The price tag could be as high as $700 billion. Is the bailout good news, bad news, or no news?

  • "Cool Water"

    Long Lake in Summer

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack. The songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from Sara Breeze in Bemidji, Minn. Her soundtrack is "Cool Water" by Joni Mitchell and Willie Nelson.

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