Brand & Martinez for August 28, 2012

Governor Jerry Brown

California lawmakers push immigration bills

The California legislature is winding up its session with a flurry of activity on immigration and pensions. Lawmakers are pushing to pass four immigration bills through this week. John Myers joins the show with more.
Romney Holds Illinois Primary Night Party In Suburban Chicago

Tonight, the GOP convention ramps up

The Republicans are kicking off the first real day of their convention in Tampa Florida today after yesterday's proceedings were cut short due to weather concerns over Tropical storm Isaac. And tonight the schedule resumes with big speeches by Mitt Romney's wife Ann, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. KPCC's Frank Stoltze joins the show to give us a look ahead at the Tampa convention.
U.S. Capitol Building

Decoding DC with Andrea Seabrook

Andrea Seabrook, former Congressional correspondant at NPR talks to Madeleine about her new venture that translates Washington speak to make it more accesible and interesting to the public.
Book cover of "The Adventures of Captain Underpants"

Book Review: Captain Underpants' latest adventure

After an absence of six years, the amazing (if scantily clad) Captain Underpants returns in "Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers."
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Intelligence, attention and memory hurt by marijuana use, study finds

A new study finds that "the persistent, dependent use of marijuana before age 18 has been shown to cause lasting harm."
2 Chainz

New Music Tuesday: Miguel, Trey Songz and 2 Chainz

Brad Weté, music critic for Complex Magazine joins the show to talk about R&B and hip-hop releases from Miguel, Trey Songz and 2 Chainz.
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