The Madeleine Brand Show for November 10, 2010

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Smoking kills: FDA proposes new labels for cigarettes

New graphic warnings may soon wrap cigarettes sold in the U.S. The FDA and Department of Health and Human services unveiled 36 designs yesterday for public comment. Will the labels, with images that include cancer patients and disapproving children, deter smokers? Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UC San Francisco Stan Gantz weighs in.
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California's next first lady: Anne Gust Brown

Jerry Brown probably won't hire a chief of staff when he moves up to the Governor's office in January. He already has a top aide and manager: his wife, Anne Gust Brown. A former corporate lawyer who worked as in house counsel at the Gap, she was said to guide Brown's tenure as Attorney General and his gubernatorial campaign. Will Gust bring focus to Brown's third term? Joe Mathews reports.
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Imaginary Missiles

Yesterday Californians were abuzz with the news of an unidentified missile launched somewhere off the coast. Theories ranged from the standard - extraterrestrials - to the more menacing - Chinese nuclear-powered submarines shooting ballistic missiles off Zuma Beach.
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The late night talk show battle has been dominated by Conan, so far this week. His new show premiered on TBS on Monday, and beat out Leno, Letterman, and Stewart in the ratings. Sharon Waxman, editor of the TheWrap.com, lets us know what to expect from this late night shake up.
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Real fur is back, Avatar activism is in, and OFWGKTA's rap is upsetting stomachs with their testy lyrics. Brendan Francis Newnam and Ricco Gagliano from the Dinner Party Download join Madeleine for our weekly look at what's going on in the Zeitgeist.
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