The Madeleine Brand Show for September 28, 2011

Chris Christie Delivers Remarks At Reagan Library Leadership Forum
California GOP gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last night to hear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speak. Republicans say he's a plain talking, no nonsense politician with a sense of humor. KPCC's Stephanie O'Neill was at last night's fundraiser. She says Governor Christie was liked by the crowd but he continues to say he is not running for President.
Rick Perry Visits Iowa State Fair
Texas Governor Rick Perry is trying to shore up support by sending his wife out on the campaign trail. Anita Thigpen Perry has spent the last couple of days stumping hard for her husband in Iowa.
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Could we use a Match.com for colleges?

It's a big decision for a young person and for their parents: where to go to college? But we often make that decision based on random circumstances like a gut feeling or recommendations from friends.

Shopping for colleges with Lew Schneider

Until there is flawless formula for picking the right college, parents and their kids will continue to make their decision using imperfect methods. Add a little bit of sports talent and the promise of a scholarship, and things may get even more dicey.
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New ACLU allegations against L.A. County jails

Allegations out Wednesday morning from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) say that a savage gang controls the LA County Jail. That gang is made up of Sherriff's deputies. The ACLU says it's not just a few rogue officers, but a culture of deputy-on-inmate violence.
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