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Brand & Martínez for August 27, 2012




Workers hang a sign ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The RNC is scheduled to convene on August 27 and will hold its first full-day session on August 28 as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens disruptions due to its proximity to the Florida peninsula.
Workers hang a sign ahead of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 26, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The RNC is scheduled to convene on August 27 and will hold its first full-day session on August 28 as Tropical Storm Isaac threatens disruptions due to its proximity to the Florida peninsula.
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Tropical Storm Isaac has put a damper on the Republican National Convention. Reporter Frank Stoltze is there to fill us in on the scene in Tampa. Looking at the U.S. voting system, legal scholar Rick Hasen joins the show to discuss his new book, "The Voting Wars: From Florida 2000 to the Next Election." We talk to a fisherman based in New Orleans about how he's bracing for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane this week. We talk with earthquake expert Dr. Lucy Jones about the cluster of earthquakes that happened Sunday in Southern California. Reporter Corey Moore catches up with a Paralympic runner from Burbank and Arthur Levine talks about the mind of a Millennial.