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Hour 1

  • Inmate Bernard Moss holds the line at the gate.

    A Bake Sale Behind Bars

    No one goes to prison for the food. But there's an exception to the drab cafeteria stuff usually served up. They're called Saturday food sales. On these days, inmates raise money for programs by selling restaurant food to fellow prisoners--like a bake sale behind bars.

  • The End of the Road

    Erin McKittrick and Bretwood Higman finally arrive

    Last year, Erin McKittrick and Bretwood (Hig) Higman started walking. They were a young couple, a biologist and a geologist who had decided to walk, raft and ski--mostly walk--from Seattle through Canada, through Alaska, all the way to the Aleutian Islands. This week, they arrived!

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Aero
    CD: Rise and Falls (Apestaartje)
  • How to Cook a Wolf

    Not wolf stew, but rather homemade gaspacho.

    As the economy slows, food prices rise, and more families are turning to food stamps and food banks to get by. It's enough to make the whole eating thing an anxiety-ridden affair. But solace might be found in an old book.

  • Music Bridge:
    Artist: Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
    CD: Miles of Styles (Ubiquity)
  • Weekend Soundtrack

    "Ma 'Tit Fille"

    Holly Maddox at a zydeco dance

    Get your feet moving to "Ma 'Tit Fille" by Buckwheat Zydeco!

  • Weekend Pass

    Seeking R and R in Qatar

    Four soldiers in Qatar

    In the old days, U.S. soldiers stationed abroad would be let loose for a few days to let off steam. But that's not the case right now in Middle Eastern combat zones. Not only does the U.S. military completely prohibit alcohol, but soldiers never leave their base for fun because they could be targeted anywhere.

  • Built to Fail

    Siddhu settles for his 2007 MacBook.

    Chances are, when your beat-up iPod from 2004 (you know, the one with the click wheel) stops working, as devastating as it might be, some part of you is probably thrilled because you now have a good excuse to buy the latest and greatest iPod.

Hour 2

  • Tiny Palace

    Say Hello to My Little House

    Dee Williams really wanted to downsize. So Williams built herself a house so small, it would easily fit inside a suburban kitchen. She powers her three light bulbs with solar panels. The propane she cooks and heats her place with costs about $8 a month.

  • The Modern Brady Bunch

    Six kids in a bed.

    "Individualism is great but at the same time, it consumes a tremendous amount of resources. We all understand the value of having our own car, but when gas is costing $4.50-$4.60 per gallon and likely to go up, people have an incentive to rethink some of these ideas."

  • Music Bridge:
    Doctor Honoris Causa
    Artist: Elephant9
    CD: Dodovoodoo (Rune Grammofon)
  • Satirical Overkill?

    Covering Controversy

    Do you agree with our panel of experts on what was good, bad and no news this week?

  • Music Bridge:
    Round the Way
    Artist: Nomo
    CD: Ghost Rock (Ubiquity)
  • Living in Superman's House

    Super House

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman's house. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the superhero's comic debut, and fans are flocking to the Cleveland house where Jerry Siegel created the Man of Steel.

  • Music Bridge:
    Carbon Monoxide
    Artist: Colorlist
    CD: Lists (Still)
  • Did the "Devil" Make Them Lose?

    Heavenly Sign?

    The major league Tampa Bay Rays baseball team is wondering if a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. After a decade of finishing last in their division, the team is having a change of luck that mysteriously came right after a tweak of the team's name. John Moe investigates.

  • Monumental Movement in Brooklyn

    Capo di tutti Capo

    Every year, men from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn hoist a four-ton, 68-foot statue called the Giglio into the air and move it six blocks while dancing 'the Giglio' under the sweltering sun. The event commemorates the San Paolino de Nola Feast, which originated in Nola, Italy. This year, Weekend America correspondent Amber Cortes took us to the festival.

  • Mariachi Mama

    Mariachi Estrellas

    Eighty-eight-year-old violinist Teresa Cuevas says being bitten by "Mariachi Fever" decades ago led her to form an extraordinary musical group. This is the story of one of the first all-female mariachi band in the U.S., and of the tragedy that devastated its tight-knit community.

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