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Hour 1

  • A woman drops her ballot in a voter box .

    Voting Rights: Release or Restrict?

    With Democratic candidates running neck and neck, every vote counts. That includes the votes of convicted felons, if allowed. Mississippi is one of 10 states that does not allow felons who have completed their sentences to vote. Mark Mauer, executive director of the Sentencing Project, talks to us about the situation in Mississippi and elsewhere in the country.

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Richard Crandell
    CD: Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli (Numero)
  • A War Over an Hour

    The transition to Daylight Saving Time hasn't always been an easy one. From riots in Athens, Ohio, over shortened bar hours to time-zone separation anxiety in the Twin Cities, Dr. David Prerau, shares stories of Daylight Saving Time dilemmas.

  • Music Bridge:
    Ephaphatha (Be Opened)
    Artist: Human Bell
    CD: Human Bell (Thrill Jockey)
  • Election 2008

    The YouTube Campaigners

    Did you see that YouTube video? The one some guy made for Obama? Why did he do it? He didn't get paid, and he probably won't end up with a cabinet position in an Obama presidency. We ask those who spend their weekends making art for their favorite candidate why they do it.

  • Music Bridge:
    Summer Springs
    Artist: Chris Joss
    CD: Teraphonic Overdubs (ESL)
  • Weekend Soundtrack

    "There Goes the Fear"

    Doves band

    When Tommy Grimes hears "There Goes the Fear" by the Doves, he thinks of the weekend and also of being fearless as he faces adulthood.

  • Life In A Dream, Life On Film

    Isaiah and Julia Zagar

    In seven years, Jeremiah Zagar captured the creativity, passion and dysfunction that was his family. His father Isaac is an eccentric and tormented painter who chronicles his own family in his work. The film, "In A Dream," premiers at SXSW this week and Weekend America contributor Lu Olkowski brings us the story, behind the story.

  • Music Bridge:
    Rewinding Sunday
    Artist: Colorlist
    CD: Lists (Off)
  • Listening In

    Listening In on the OR

    Dr. Atul Gawande scrubs up.

    You're on the operating table, drifting off from the anesthesia, and you hear ... a rock and roll tune? More and more, doctors listen to music as they work in the operating room. We went into the OR with surgeon and writer Dr. Atul Gawande to hear his tunes.

Hour 2

  • Obama supporters in Austin

    Texas Dems Warm Up to Political Spotlight

    After years of being dominated by Republican politics, Texas Democrats relished their time in the media spotlight Tuesday as senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battled for delegates. The state may have swung in Clinton's favor, but the race is far from over.

  • Election 2008

    Anticipation in Philadelphia

    Senators at Center Stage

    It's a surprise to many Philadelphians that their state's late primary is crucial to the Democratic race. Reporter Joel Rose talks to voters in Philadelphia about their anticipation for the Obama/Clinton invasion.

  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Flus, Candidates and Fakery

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news. This week, conservative commentator David Frum, sex columnist Dan Savage and performance artist damali ayo talk politics, colds, fakes and chores.

  • Music Bridge:
    The House That Jack Built
    Artist: Helmut Zacharia
    CD: Achtung! German Grooves (Bureau)
  • Battling Brains at the Memory Championships

    Playing the Memory Game

    Most folks have a difficult time remembering what they had for lunch yesterday. But for a select few, memorizing is a sport and their brains are well-toned muscles of memorization. Bill Radke talks with two high school students competing at the National Memory Championships.

  • Music Bridge:
    Sailor's Dream
    Artist: Scotte Witte
    CD: Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli (Numero)
  • Do Overs: Love, Marriage, Jazz and a little Spanish

    Linda Burnham and Steve Durland in New York, 1981

    There's do-overs a plenty in the news, politics and sports. We asked you, our listeners, if you had the chance to do something over again, what would it be? You told us all about your do-overs and your wishes for a second chance.

  • Music Bridge:
    True Connection
    Artist: Takashi Wada
    CD: Araki (Onitor)
  • Clash of the Holidays

    St. Patrick's Day parade reveler

    John O'Grady has been a part of the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Columbus, Ohio, since he was a teenager. But this year, the holiday falls on the same week as the Easter Holy Week. So this year, O'Grady, a devout Catholic, has decided to sit it out.

  • Music Bridge:
    Days Of Grace III
    Artist: Sian Alice Group
    CD: 59.59 (The Social Registry)
  • Sustainability

    Foraging for Lunch on the Streets of L.A.

    Searching for Greens in the City

    Could you make a meal off what you found growing on the streets of one of America's biggest, most polluted cities? Nance Klehm can -- she takes Bill Radke on a walking tour of L.A., foraging for salad fixings amid the traffic and noise.

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