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

The sound of commencements

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Former President Bill Clinton attends the 2011 New York University commencement at Yankee Stadium on May 18, 2011 in New York City. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

Most colleges have had their commencement ceremonies, and many high schools will have them in the coming weeks. Our producer, Steve Proffitt put together a collection of moments from some of the best graduation speeches of 2011. In the piece you'll hear: Arianna Huffington, Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama, actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Amy Poehler, and House Speaker John Boehner.

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