The Madeleine Brand Show for September 29, 2010

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Recap of Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown Gubernatorial Debate

Last night saw the first California gubernatorial debate between former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and California Attorney General Jerry Brown.
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Do Women Debate Differently From Men?

This afternoon, KPCC will host the second debate between Senate candidates Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer. What's rare is that two women will be debating each other for such a high public office.
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Gold Fever!

Gold fever is raging! Prices for an ounce are at an all-time high - more than thirteen hundred dollars an ounce.
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Haiku Time with Steve Proffitt

Thankfully, the weather is getting cooler. Yesterday we wrote Haiku tributes to the hot weather. Some of our listeners were kind enough to send us some of their own beautiful poetry.
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The Weekly "Buzz" with The Dinner Party Download

This week, Hollywood is releasing more horror movies than you would care to see. And bug dining is in vogue, so what's on your dinner plate?
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War Don Don -- War Crimes in Sierra Leone

For the years in the 1990s, Sierra Leone was torn apart by civil war. It was a brutal war where people were amputated, villages were burned to the ground, and girls were forced to become soldiers' brides.
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Hello Sally, Bye Sally

Quentin Tarantino is the director of many known Hollywood hits, including Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, and Inglorious Bastards. But behind every great male director, there's a female editor. Award-winning Tarantino film editor Sally Menke passed away yesterday while hiking in Bronson Canyon. She was 56.
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