The Madeleine Brand Show for October 5, 2010

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Physics Nobel Prize Winners Discover Graphene

Russian-born scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering graphene. The one-atom- thick “wonder material” may actually transform electronics, allowing for speedier computers and folding touchscreens.
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The New Silicon Valley in Utah

Utah is known for salt lakes and ski lodges. But to the technologically wise, it's also becoming known as a burgeoning Silicon Valley.
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New Music Tuesday with Ann Powers

It's "New Music Tuesday," when the record labels release their latest music.
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Time For Your Flu Shot

It's flu shot time. A new study says pregnant women should get the shot because the protection is passed on to their babies.
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Tribute to Stephen J. Cannell

The A-Team, The Rockford Files, Greatest American Hero, 21-Jump Street. Some of America's most memorable TV shows were all created by one man -- Stephen J. Cannell.
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Watch the Road Buddy!

Steve Proffitt joins Madeleine to report on a couple of transportation stories. The California Highway Patrol and various local law enforcement agencies are getting tough today on distracted drivers. So, while it’s never a good day to be using a handheld phone, or eating a chimichanga while driving, today is a particularly bad day to do so.
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