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Hour 1

  • Autograph Accomplished

    On 5th Anniversary of Iraq War, Memories of the Occupation

    Next week marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Reporter Krissy Clark talks to some people to learn how how things have changed here at home since the war began.

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    Tony One
    Artist: Sack and Blumm
    CD: Shy Noon (Gefriem)
  • Standing By Your Cheating Man

    Eliot Spitzer and his wife Silda

    Standing by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer when he resigned in disgrace was is wife Silda. Why does a wife stand by her man, even in the worst of circumstances? We talk to Lyndon B. Johnson biographer Robert Caro as he discusses how Lady Bird handled her husband's public indiscretions.

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    On The Top Of The Mountain
    Artist: Tijuana Mon Amor Inc
    CD: cold jubilee (of the snowqueen) (Buro)
  • Carolyn Wonderland: A True Texas Guitar Hero(ine) Gets Her SXSW Due

    Carolyn Wonderland

    If there's any center to the South By Southwest musical storm, it's the legendary club Antone's in downtown Austin, Texas -- a stage made famous by guitar giant Stevie Ray Vaughn. Local favorite Carolyn Wonderland takes that same stage to cap the SXSW festival, and maybe add to her own growing reputation as a blues player worthy of Vaughn's legacy.

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    Slack The Slammer
    Artist: Chris Joss
    CD: Teraphonic Overdubs (ESL)
  • Letters

    Letters: Wild Harvest, Kindergarten Punks

    Listeners wrote in to tell us about eating stuff they've harvested in the city they live in, how to handle a kindergartener with a mohawk and the level of humor appropriate for public radio.

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    Bag's Groove
    Artist: Ron Carter
    CD: Dear Miles, (Blue Note)
  • The Sound Whisperer

    The Sound of Geese

    Ann Kroeber has gained a reputation for her amazing recordings of natural animal sounds. She has worked so closely with the various animals she has recorded that she feels she can truly communicate with the them. Kroeber talks about this deep connection and how she is able to "speak" to the animals.

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    Artist: Skallander
    CD: Skallander (Type)
  • Frozen Dead Guy Days: A Hot Street Party, Cold as Ice

    Cryonics Parade

    Every year, the small Colorado town of Nederland celebrates Frozen Dead Guy Days. Naturally, the celebrations include coffin races and plunges into vats of freezing water. Eric Mack reports on the macabre beginnings of this the festival. And yes, there is an actual frozen dead guy involved.

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    Slutet Pa En Epok
    Artist: Eric Malmburg
    CD: Verklighet Och Beat (Hapna)
  • The Final Mission of Chicken Starship

    Jack Chicken's Swan Song

    Since 1993, Weekend America's senior reporter John Moe has been leading a double life: journalist by day, rock musician by night. But as he gears up to leave his home in Seattle and move to Minnesota, he must leave his rock band behind. But not before one last gig...

Hour 2

  • Janel Knight primes baseboards in St. Bernard, La.

    An Alternative Spring Break

    There is a whole new generation of college students who spend their break doing volunteer work. Weekend America co-host Desiree Cooper talks to Janel Knight, a senior at American University who is in Louisiana building homes for families displaced by hurricane Katrina.

  • The Fallacy of a 'Gross Happiness Index'

    Smiling Patriot

    As reports of a slowing economy continue, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) held a hearing about whether traditional economic measures really capture our national sense of well-being and whether the government should be tracking non-economic indicators. Can happiness be quantified? We talk to Darrin McMahon, author of the book "Happiness: A History."

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    Hot No Ho
    Artist: The Lions
    CD: Jungle Struttin' (Ubiquity)
  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Prostitutes, Feng Shui and Pink Pooches

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's news. This week, comedian Dana Gould, "New Yorker" cartoon editor Bob Mankoff and commentator and political consultant Tara Setmayer talk about former Gov. Spitzer's prostitute problem, Geraldine Ferraro's comments about Barack Obama, feng shui at McDonald's and the legality of dyeing your pooch pink.

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    Easter Afternoon
    Artist: Ady Zehnpfennig
    CD: Achtung! German Grooves (Bureau)
  • The Weekend Shift

    The Pitbull Princesses


    This week we're launching a new series called The Weekend Shift, where we take a look at the people who work while the rest of us relax. Today, we profile a fashion photographer who takes glamour shots of pit bulls.

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    Artist: Algernon
    CD: Familiar Espionage (┬┐Who-Hey?)
  • Memories of the First MP3 Player

    World's First MP3 Player.

    Ten years ago this month, the first MP3 player was introduced. For the first time people could carry around digital copies of their music. Wired Magazine tech writer Eliot Van Buskirk reminisces about the first time he saw the MPMan and how it influenced his entire life.

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    Opal Sessions
    Artist: Donnacha Costello
    CD: Colorseries (Minimise)
  • Fishing for River Smelt as Winter Comes to a Close in Maine

    Bucket o' Smelt

    Steve Leighton operates 10 fish shacks on a frozen lake in Bowdoinham, Maine, where locals come to hang out, catch up, drink beer -- and sometimes, even catch a fish or two.

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    Under the Glow Of Streetlights
    Artist: Xela
    CD: For Frosty Mornings and Summer Nights (Type Recordings)
  • Putting 'Danny Boy' to Rest

    A.J. and Branden

    Alfred O'Neil, Jr. sang "Danny Boy" at his father's funeral. He sang it so well he was asked to sing it again, and again, and again. Today he retires "Danny Boy" with an open-mic tribute.

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