The Madeleine Brand Show

The Madeleine Brand Show is a daily, two-hour program that looks at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Madeleine Brand

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The Madeleine Brand Show for September 21, 2010

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The Recession is Dead

You no doubt caught the news – according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the recession is over. Put away your worries about a double-dip. Because if things go from bad to worse, that downturn will be a whole new recession.
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An Unfiltered View of the Mexican Drug War

El Diario, the biggest newspaper in Juarez decided to stop covering the Mexican drug war. The paper said it has become too dangerous to do so after an attack that left one staff member dead and the other seriously wounded. In this growing climate of violence many Mexicans are turning to websites like Blog del Narco.
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Parenting On The Edge: Do Parents Overreact About Their Kid's Safety?

When do you let your child walk to school, to the store, or to a friend’s house all by himself or herself without supervision? A lot of parents are anxious at the very thought. And yet, parents remember fondly that as children, they themselves roamed unsupervised for hours at a time.
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The Origins of Gaga

Lady Gaga is making headlines by hosting a rally to support the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. She has been vocal on this and other issues important to the gay community.
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How Do You Watch Television?

There seems to be hundreds of ways we can watch TV today. People can use Apple TV, TiVo, NetFlix, stream it online using Hulu or other online TV channels and now Google TV is coming up. Why is this so popular? The main reason for viewers is convenience: we can watch what we want when we want it.
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New Music Tuesday

It’s Tuesday and time to talk about new music releases. For his new album, artist John Legend collaborated with the hip-hop band The Roots and focuses on period anthems of the Civil Rights Movement.

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The Madeleine Brand Show for August 17, 2012

Army suicides hit a record high in July. A former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army talks about why the suicide rate is increasing now. We also have the second part of our story on the rise of heroin abuse in California. Pussy Riot, the punk rock girl band, has been sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest in a famous Russian Orthodox Church. And if you're looking for something to do this weekend, Meghan McCarty has you covered with her Weekend Alibi. She'll tell you where to go to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first Tarzan story published by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Finally, Madeleine has some news for listeners about some changes to the show.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 16, 2012

Korean pop music, better known to fans as K-POP, is hugely popular throughout Asia, but finding success in the U.S has been much harder. That was before the single "Gangnam Style" from singer PSY hit the web. The Medicare debate heats up Presidential race. Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has put the Medicare debate front and center. The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been delayed because of his objection to being forcibly shaved. John Moe is back for his update on tech news. The perils of picking the perfect Vice President, in the era of post-Sarah Palin. And the Sklar brothers are back with the latest highlights in sports.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

Every year in Hiroshima, organizers conduct a ceremony that looks back on the end of WWII. Roland Kelts tells us how, even 67 years later, the city is still coping. In choosing congressman Paul Ryan as the GOP Vice President pick, many think that Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote. All over Los Angeles, high school football players are already struggling with team practices and college recruiters have been playing very close attention, hoping to find the next college superstar. California Watch reports that heroin abuse is on the rise in California. And we'll talk to Luke Burbank, the host of the "Too Beautiful to Live" podcast about banning kids from bars, Insane Clown Posse's fight with the FBI and the Scrabble cheat that was recently uncovered.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 14, 2012

A Martinez sits in for Madeleine today. Students head back to school in Los Angeles, KPCC's education reporter Vanessa Romo gives us an update on Miramonte Elementary, embroiled last year in a sexual abuse scandal. At Miramonte, there's a new principal, and a majority of the former teachers are returning. Then, we look at older students in California, and why 'CA's Master Plan for Education' is no longer the envy of the nation. Plus, it's New Music Tuesday, Ann Powers reviews two young acts re-interpretation of older, classic sounds. And, the deadliest day on K2, "Buried In the Sky" uncovers how two men survived the 'savage mountain.'

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