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The Madeleine Brand Show for July 27, 2011




Waving the pride flag as schools prepare to teach gay history in California. Budget cuts mean this could be delayed.
Waving the pride flag as schools prepare to teach gay history in California. Budget cuts mean this could be delayed.
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A new law requires California schools to include LGBT history starting January 1, but budget cuts mean the state won't approve new textbooks until 2015. How will school districts comply? Later, the FAA is out of money due to congressional inaction. Is it a sign of what's to come if the debt debate doesn't come to a swift conclusion? David Kipen is here to review Tom Carson's new novel and the Dinner Party Download guys join us with their conversation starters. Plus the latest news.