Brand & Martínez is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California.
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Brand & Martinez for August 29, 2012




Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy  speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012.
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy speaks during a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles, California February 6, 2012.
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Today, we begin by checking in with Chancellor Jack Scott on the state of California Community Colleges; Ed Leibowitz of L.A. Magazine joins the show to talk about his profile on LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy; We learn more about the unfolding public health crisis in Yosemite after two people have died from hantavirus; Meet one wheelchair-bound Paralympic competitor who hopes to spear gold in fencing; David Kipen joins the show to talk about the literature of political conventions; Then, we talk about President Obama's new standards for fuel efficiency and Luke Burbank is back with Awesome/ Not Awesome.