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Hour 1

  • Lilian Aguirre cuts hair at International Salon

    Staying Home to Dodge La Migra

    The sheriff's department in Nashville, Tenn., was among the first to take on immigration enforcement -- usually a federal responsibility -- and now deportations are way up. Reporter Daniela Gerson explores how the program's success has triggered fear among immigrants, and why some say it's making the city less safe.

  • The Toughest Olympic Hurdle

    Renaldo Nehemiah competes in 1987

    In 1980, Renaldo Nehemiah was was, at that moment in time, the best hurdler in the world. Nobody was faster and nothing was going to stand in his way of winning a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles. Desiree Cooper spoke with Nehemiah about the one hurdle he couldn't get over -- President Carter's Olympic boycott.

  • Shaking Motherhood to the Core

    Eliot McGinley in the hospital

    This weekend, people across the country are honoring their mothers. These days, many mothers seem to be ever more anxious about all the real and imagined dangers that threaten their children. Reporter Rob McGinley Myers shares the story of a mother who looked life-threatening danger in the face, and it shook her sense of motherhood to the core.

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Tape
    CD: Opera (Hapna)
  • Weekend Soundtrack

    We Are Nowhere and It's Now

    Sara Quigley

    "I have been displaced since graduating from the seminary and I have ended up in rural Iowa while I wait to be appointed a call or given a church as a pastor. Listening to this song really speaks to my feeling of being displaced, being nowhere."

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Strereolab
    CD: Peng! (Too Pure!)
  • The Best Mother's Day Gift Ever

    The Three Girls

    For the past two weeks, we've been asking you: What's the best Mother's Day gift ever? Was it a macaroni-encrusted picture frame you received back in 1989? Or something special you gave your wife on her first Mother's Day? Well, we received some great stories.

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Rainstick Orchestra
    CD: The Floating Glass Key in the Sky (Ninja Tune)
  • Jell-O Wrestling Food Fight Fun

    Defeat in the Jell-O ring is bittersweet

    One Sunday a month, women from all walks of life don costumes and wrestling personas and take each other down in slippery gel. It's less "Girls Gone Wild" and more like campy fun to let off some steam. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch is a regular in the ring, and she shows us the ropes.

  • Listening In

    Your Morning Music Hit List

    The crew of STS-122 wake up

    NASA has a tradition of playing wake-up songs for the Shuttle crew to start each day of a mission. Sometimes it's a crew member's favorite song, selected by a family member. Sometimes it has to do with the task they have to accomplish that day. We asked our listeners to submit their own wake-up favorites.

Hour 2

  • Resurrection City, June 1968

    This Weekend in 1968: The Legacy of Resurrection City

    Forty years ago on this weekend in 1968, people began arriving in Washington, D.C., as part of the Poor People's Campaign -- the last movement organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., before he was assassinated. The organizers of that movement remember what was lost, and what was gained.

  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Two-Buck Chuck, Child-Proofing Discipline

    Our non-experts tackle the weighty issues of this weekend: political consultant Tara Setmayer; writer Dana Gould, whose credits include the "Simpsons"; and author and New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman.

  • Music Bridge:
    (Here Come) The Brown Police
    Artist: Stanton Moore
    CD: Emphasis! (On Parenthesis) (Telarc)
  • Reviving the Art of Conversation

    Welcome to the Free Conversation Booth

    It's tough to randomly meet people and strike up a conversation in Los Angeles -- too much time stuck alone in cars, perhaps. Self-described "Idaho farm boy" Andrew Simmons is trying to change that, one chat at a time, with his Free Conversation Booth.

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: So Percussion
    CD: Amid the Noise (Canteloupe)
  • My Motorcycle Momma

    Vicken Totten's new ride

    Tomorrow is Mother's Day, and we wanted to share some stories about that special lady in our lives. Producer Sanden Totten shares this tale about growing pains -- specifically, his mom's growing pains as she neared the big milestone of turning 50. She did what a lot of folks do in a midlife crisis: she got a motorcycle.

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Monster Magnet
    CD: Tab (Caroline)
  • Questioning Our Religious Leaders

    Rev. Marian Hale

    Our pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and shamans can sometimes say some outrageous things their congregations don't agree with. Just ask Sen. Barack Obama about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, or Sen. John McCain about John Hagee. Our listeners sent in their own stories of outrageous moments in religion, and how it influenced their own spiritual journey.

  • Music Bridge:
    Lion and Lamb
    Artist: Hater
    CD: Hater (A&M)
  • Life in the Slow Tractor Lane

    Art Freymiller and John Deere tractor

    Last weekend, the town of Boscobel, Wisc., (pop. 3,000) held its annual two-cylinder tractor show. The day-long event features antique John Deere tractors. There's a parade and a series of races and demonstrations of the old equipment. Independent producer Lyn Millner takes us into the heart of the action.

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