The Madeleine Brand Show for September 24, 2010

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The Legal Challenges of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Today, a federal judge here in Riverside could rule to lift the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military. But last night, the Department of Justice filed a brief urging her not to because it could compromise military readiness.
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What to Do About California's Roads?

Breaking news California - your roads are terrible. That's what the transportation group TRIP has concluded in their recent survey.
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Bill Radke and the Week's Financial News Round-Up

Today the latest Oliver Stone movie "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" opens in theaters. Twenty years ago, fictional Wall Street trader Gordon Gekko noted "Greed is good." Today, Gordon notes that greed is apparently "legal."
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Your Five-Minute Meal: Non Genetically Modified Salmon Anyone?

It's a long way from dinnertime, we know. But consider this -- a fancy restaurant meal you can cook at home in 5 minutes.
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Election Preview: Prop. 23 and What it Means for California

Proposition 23 has become a hot issue in both the governor and senate race. That's the ballot initiative that would suspend the state's landmark climate change law, which reduces green house gasses.
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Fall Fashion and the Skinny on Men's Pants Sizes

Even though it doesn't feel like it for Californians, it's that time of the year again. Fall is officially here, which means it's time for a wardrobe change.
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What Meg Whitman Could Learn From A Duck

A Field poll shows the race for California governor is a dead heat. Interestingly, polling shows Republican Meg Whitman leading Democrat Jerry Brown in traditionally Democratic Los Angeles County.
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