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The Madeleine Brand Show for September 28, 2011

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Chris Christie Delivers Remarks At Reagan Library Leadership Forum

Will he run? Speculation surrounds NJ Governor Chris Christie

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

Meet Anita Thigpen Perry, the wife of Texas Governor Rick Perry

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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Army suicides hit a record high in July. A former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army talks about why the suicide rate is increasing now. We also have the second part of our story on the rise of heroin abuse in California. Pussy Riot, the punk rock girl band, has been sentenced to two years in prison for staging a protest in a famous Russian Orthodox Church. And if you're looking for something to do this weekend, Meghan McCarty has you covered with her Weekend Alibi. She'll tell you where to go to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first Tarzan story published by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Finally, Madeleine has some news for listeners about some changes to the show.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 16, 2012

Korean pop music, better known to fans as K-POP, is hugely popular throughout Asia, but finding success in the U.S has been much harder. That was before the single "Gangnam Style" from singer PSY hit the web. The Medicare debate heats up Presidential race. Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate has put the Medicare debate front and center. The trial for an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting has been delayed because of his objection to being forcibly shaved. John Moe is back for his update on tech news. The perils of picking the perfect Vice President, in the era of post-Sarah Palin. And the Sklar brothers are back with the latest highlights in sports.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 15, 2012

Every year in Hiroshima, organizers conduct a ceremony that looks back on the end of WWII. Roland Kelts tells us how, even 67 years later, the city is still coping. In choosing congressman Paul Ryan as the GOP Vice President pick, many think that Mitt Romney is on track to lose the Latino vote. All over Los Angeles, high school football players are already struggling with team practices and college recruiters have been playing very close attention, hoping to find the next college superstar. California Watch reports that heroin abuse is on the rise in California. And we'll talk to Luke Burbank, the host of the "Too Beautiful to Live" podcast about banning kids from bars, Insane Clown Posse's fight with the FBI and the Scrabble cheat that was recently uncovered.

The Madeleine Brand Show for August 14, 2012

A Martinez sits in for Madeleine today. Students head back to school in Los Angeles, KPCC's education reporter Vanessa Romo gives us an update on Miramonte Elementary, embroiled last year in a sexual abuse scandal. At Miramonte, there's a new principal, and a majority of the former teachers are returning. Then, we look at older students in California, and why 'CA's Master Plan for Education' is no longer the envy of the nation. Plus, it's New Music Tuesday, Ann Powers reviews two young acts re-interpretation of older, classic sounds. And, the deadliest day on K2, "Buried In the Sky" uncovers how two men survived the 'savage mountain.'

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